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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Oman?

Oman is a very safe country to travel to. The people are very friendly and are always willing to help. There is virtually no crime in Oman, a statistic which Omanis are very proud of.

 

When is the best time to visit Oman?

The most frequented time is from around September through April, which is the winter. The average temperature during this time is around 25C during the day and 20C at night. However hotel rooms are very hard to come by during this period so one needs to book early to ensure your reservation.

 

Can we wear bathing costumes in Oman?

Costumes can be worn at your hotel as well as on private beaches near the hotel but it is asked that when you are in a public place that you respect the local custom and cover up.

 

Where can we camp in Oman?

Camping is available almost anywhere in Oman. One should not camp on someone’s property unless they offer their land. However you are able to camp on many of the beaches along the coastline as well as on the mountains.

 

What is the cost of living in Oman?

Although the exchange rate of the Rial is very strong the average cost of living in Oman is very low compared to other countries in the world. Everyday necessities are very affordable and can be bought throughout the country.

 

What are the roads like in Oman?

Oman’s roads are generally very good. There are still some places that are only accessible by 4x4 but most of the major cities are connected by tarred roads.

 

Are there other exciting things to do in Muscat?

There are many things to do in both Muscat and the rest of Oman. Have a browse through our site to find a few gems. Things like horse riding and quad biking can be organised by Oman World Tourism. We also recommend trying to catch a bull fight while you are here. No bulls are killed in the fights and they actually involve 2 bulls pushing one another until one of the bulls gives up. After the fight they are taken to the ocean to cool down.