Oman General Information

Ancient history and modern luxury hotels, desert dunes and green oases with waterfalls, magnificent gardens and world-famous sandy beaches, the azure sea and the hospitable East – all this is OMAN. OMAN is a modern state with state-of-the-art buildings, sports facilities and great roads. The rich heritage of the Omanis, which has not changed over the centuries and lives on to this day, will help you understand that tomorrow will be better than yesterday.


Omani rial(RO) equal to 100 beiz

Currency can be exchanged at banks and private money changers. Credit cards are accepted for payment everywhere, but ATMs. working with European maps. quite hard to find. Expensive restaurants usually include a 10-15% service surcharge on the bill, but this money almost never reaches the service staff. Bargaining is not accepted: the exception is souvenir shops, where you can get a small discount if you really want to.


To enter the country, you must have an entry visa, which you can get through travel companies or hotels, as well as through a sponsor, i.e. a person who has the right to apply for an entry visa and subsequently is responsible for people who enter the country on his call. The cost of a tourist visa is $60.

Required documents:

international passport,

2 photos

Consular fee – 19 USD

The deadline for submitting documents for registration is five days

Embassy of Oman in the Russian Federation

Moscow, Staromonetny per., 14

Inquiry: 230–15–87

Switch: 230-12-55


Time ahead of Minsk by 2 hours


The capital of Oman is the city of Muscat, the official name is the Sultanate of Oman

Area – 212500 sq. km.

Build – Monarchy


The climate is tropical, dry. The city of Muscat has the reputation of being the hottest city in the world. The average June temperature in it is more than +32 C. The heat is especially exhausting in Oman in spring and early summer, when winds blow from the Rub-al-Khali desert. Precipitation falls from 125 to 500 mm. in year


The population of Oman is about 1.7 million people, mostly Omanis (Arabs of Oman).

Nature and animals

The Sultanate of Oman is located on the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders on the United Arab Emirates in the north, Saudi Arabia in the northwest, and Yemen in the west. In the north it is washed by the Gulf of Oman, in the east and south by the Arabian Sea. Total area – 212.4 thousand km2 (borders in the west pass through deserts and are not clearly marked)

Customs regulations

Currency without restrictions. The import of a number of medicines and video products, weapons, and drugs is prohibited. The export of antiquities, archaeological finds and books is prohibited.


Taxis operate around the clock. All cars are private, come in any color, with a sign on the roof. There are no meters in the cars, so we recommend that you check the cost of the trip in advance.

The bus transport network is operated by the Oman National Transport Company. From the bus station, regular flights are made to the cities of the Sultanate of Oman, as well as to the capital of the UAE – Dubai.


The best time to travel to Oman is during the relatively cool months of October to March. Summer in Muscat is unbearably hot, and relaxing on the beaches of the Arabian Sea can slightly spoil the gloomy sky. Among the official holidays of Oman, New Year (January 1), Nation Day (November 18) and Sultan’s Birthday (November 19) stand out. The most important events of the religious calendar are the Muslim New Year, the Prophet’s Birthday, Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) and Eid al-Adha (the departure of pilgrims to Mecca). The last two dates will undoubtedly be of interest to connoisseurs of traditional music and dance


Language – Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu, Baluchi

Oman General Information