Offering something for adventurers, couples and families alike, Oman is an ideal holiday destination, though here are some things you should know when planning your trip.
From the bustling capital city of Muscat to the stunning coastline of Salalah, consider where to visit. In Oman, luxury resorts and can be found among the amazing views of Green Mountain Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is an ideal example. For something different, you can even consider a mobile camping adventure in the deserts of Dhofar.
Being a Muslim nation, the culture is more conservative and care must be taken to dress appropriately when in public. Ideally, wear clothing that covers bare shoulders and legs when going out. Women do not need to cover their heads unless they are going to a mosque, and bikinis, revealing swimwear or speedos should be avoided on public beaches.
Health and Safety
Oman’s main cities have a good healthcare system with modern hospitals and pharmacies. Restaurants and cafes follow food hygiene rules, and tap water is safe to drink. Remember that temperatures can sometimes reach 40°C, so stay well hydrated and use sunscreen. In addition, it is a very safe country, so you can travel without worry.
Rial is the currency of Oman and money changers can be found at the airports. ATMs are available throughout the country, most of which will accept major cards including Mastercard and Visa. Banks are also easily found to exchange foreign cash or traveller’s cheques. In addition to using a credit card, carry some local currency for emergencies or when visiting places like the market.