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Visit Oman

 

Capital: Muscat

  • Dialing code: +968

  • Time:  ( GMT ) +4 hours

  • Currency: Omani Riyal ( 1000 baisas )

  • Sultan: Qaboos bin Said Al Said

  • Population: 3.154.134 million (July 2013 )

  • Space: 212.457 sq.km

  • Government: Islamic state, unitary state, absolute monarchy

Welcome To Oman

The essence of Arabia, located in the southwest Asia on the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, it has a strategic important position at the entrance of Strait Hormuz.

Oman is a marvelous colorful symphony of culture, heritage & history; yet the unexplored precious destination that has a lot to offer, year round sunshine, sandy beaches cuddled by Rocky Mountains and not to forget the kindness of the Omani peoples.

General information

Geography:

A vast gravel desert plain covers most of central Oman, with mountain ranges along the north ( Al Hajar Mountains ) and southeast coast, where the country’s main cities are located: the capital city Muscat, Sohar and Sur in the north, and Salalah in the south. Oman’s climate is hot and dry in the interior and humid along the coast. During past epochs Oman was covered by ocean , witnessed by the large numbers of fossilized shells existing in the areas of the desert away from the modern coastline.  The peninsula of Musandam exclave, which has a strategic location on the Strait of Hormuz, is separated from the rest of Oman by the united Arab Emirates . The series of small towns known collectively as Dibba are the gateway to the Musandam peninsula on land and the fishing villages of Musandam by sea, with boats available for hire at Khasab for trips into the Musandam peninsula.

Greetings: 

The people of Oman offer a very warm welcome to guests in their country. You will find that traditional Arab greeting are still widely observed and it is good manners to exchange greetings and handshakes when meeting Omanis . These courtesies should be observed both in commercial dealings (e.g. shopping in the souq ) and on a personal level.

Dress:

Oman is a Muslim country and it is important to respect the local customs; shoulders coveed and below knee length skirts for ladies are preferable, while Gentlemen are kindly request to wear tong trousers. Shorts or beach not be worn except at the beach or pool area. 

Alcohol: 

Alcohol should not be consumed in public places apart from licensed premises, such as hotels & restaurants. It is illegal to carry liquor in the car. In addition, the police take a serious view of traffic offences in which is involved and heavy may be imposed.

Ramadan:

During the holy of Ramadan all Muslims fast sunrise until sunset daily . All Non-Muslims, during this period, are kindly requested to avoid eating. Drinking or smoking in a public places during the hours of daylight. Touristic restaurants & Hotel’s coffee shop remains open during this time. But will not serve alcohol (except in rooms and after sunset)

Emergency Number 

Police 999 in case of any emergency circumstances

Weather and Climate

May through August is usually very hot and humid while September through April being cooler. Temperatures in the interior regions are both higher and lower than the averages reported for the coastal areas.

GROUND SERVICES 2014 TO 2015

VISA ON ARRIVAL AT MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Please ask the tourists to follow the following steps:

A)  Play currency at the foreign exchange counter (Travelex) and collect a visa receipt.

B)  Get in queue for the immigration “Visa on arrival”

Tourists from the following countries can benefit from the visa on arrival at Muscat International Airport at a fee of 20 OMR per Visa (US$ 53 approximately). (Lists subject to change)

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

ANDORA, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungry, Iceland, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, san Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, united Kingdom & Vatican.

SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Paraguay, Surinam, Uruguay & Venezuela

OTHER COUNTRIES

Australia, Brunei Dar al-Salaam, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan , Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States Of America

JOINT DUBAI / OMAN VISA 

Visitor s of those nationalities eligible for a visa on arrival in Oman, who have entered Dubai and then travel to Oman, when entering through either Seeb Airport or the Hatta border are entitled to a free Oman visa on arrival. The visitor should show the immigration officer the stamped Dubai Visa.

 

TYPE OF VISA ON ARRIVALS

Visa Type Free Visa validity Passport validity Visa extension Eligibility Overstay fine
10 Days 5 OMR 10 Days Not less than 6 months 10 days 5 OMR Countries from List A OMR 10 per day
More than 10 days 20 OMR 1 month Not less than 6 months 1 month 20 OMR Countries from List A OMR 10 per day
Multiple Entry 2 50 OMR 1 Year 3 Not less than 1 year Not applicable  Countries from List A OMR 10 per day

Notes:

  • One time Visa Extension allowed from the ROP visa information counter at Muscat international Airport only from 07:30  - 13:00 SAT – WED  excluding Public Holidays or available from the directorate General of Passport & Residency & HQ, Seeb Opposite Muscat International Airport during their working hours.
  • Only applicable to businessmen visiting Oman regularly with sufficient documents
  •  This types of visa allows its holder to stay in Oman for 21 days maximum on a each visit

Tourists from the following countries can benefit from the visa on arrival at Muscat International Airport at a fee of 20 OMR per Visa (US$ 53 approximately). (Lists subject to change)

JOINT TOURIST VISA FACILITY WITH THE EMIRATE OF DUBAI AND QATAR

Nationals set out in list a arriving from the Emirate of Dubai or from Qatar to Oman bearing a tourist entrance visa or a stamp from either country are not required to obtain a separate visa for Oman provided they travel directly from Dubai or from Doha to Oman.

GROUND SERVICES & REPRESENTATION FEES

The agent will provide at the destination a full range of services commencing with the meet and greet services at the Airport for those booking transfers / Emergency 24 hours contact and a presence in the major hotels in Muscat.

Important note:

All above mentioned rates are net for khayam travel and non-commissionable.

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