Other Useful Information

Muscat and Oman

General information about Muscat and Oman can be found at the Oman Tourism website.


Omani Rial OMR

Oanda provides online information about the latest exchange rates and features an online currency converter.

ATMs widespread; credit cards widely accepted.

Power plugs and sockets

In Oman the power sockets used are of type G.
Type G plug
Type G: This socket has no alternative plugs

Emergency numbers

In case of emergency, call:

Police, Fire, Ambulance Emergency: 9999
Water Emergency: 153
Electricity Emergency: 154

Oman/Time zone

Gulf Time Zone


The Climate of Oman can be described as subtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall, very high temperatures in summer and a big difference between maximum and minimum temperatures, especially in the inland areas.