Other Information

Official Name : Sultanate of Oman
Head of State: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said (since 1970)
Currency : (O.R): OMANI RIALS.
Capital : Muscat
Main Cities : Nizwa, Sur,Izwa, Sur, Salalah, Sohar
Population : Oman's population touched 4.155 million by the end of last March with a growth rate of 0.4 per cent. 
Omani citizens' population was 2,325,982, while the expatriates numbered 1,892,143.   
Total Surface : 309,500 Km 2.
Neighbouring Countries: Yemen Arab Republic, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

GMT + 4 hour


ARABIC is the native Language of the country. However, English is widely spoken (as a second native language). Those involved in tourism speak German & French.

Credit Card currently used
Visa, Master Card, American Express... All major credit cards are accepted in main hotels, stores, and most shops but in traditional souks, cash is the most preferred means for transaction.

Public Holidays
Renaissance Day (1day): 23 July
National Day: 18 November

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Visa: Citizens of over 60 countries may obtain visit Visas valid for one-month stay on arrival.
More (link to: http://www.rop.gov.om/)

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