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About Oman

Oman is situated in Southeast Asia and is an Arab state. It is officially known as the Sultanate of Oman. It is in a very important position on the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is very famous in the tourism industry for its diverse environment and cultural tourism. Lonely Planet ranked Muscat, the capital of Oman as the Second Best City to visit in the world in 2012. The beaches, kite surfing, diving, diverse fauna, whale watching, desert safari, caving, markets, museums, festivals and world heritage sites are immensely alluring to the tourists all over the world.


Currency :

Rial (OMR)

Area :

309,501 square km (119,498 square miles)

Population :

2,773,479

Language :

Arabic

Calling Code :

+968

Time Zone :

GST (UTC+4)

Summer (DST): (UTC+4)


Climate & Geography

Oman has a hot climate with the summer temperatures reaching 50 degrees C. The annual rainfall measures only 100 mm (3.9 in). Most of the rains occur in the month of January and the higher parts of the country experience more rainfall than the other parts. On the other hand, some of the parts of Oman do not experience any rainfall for several years at a stretch.

Saudi Arabia borders Oman on its west, Yemen on its southwest, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on its northwest. Oman lies between latitudes 16 degrees and 28 degrees N and longitudes 52 degrees and 60 degrees E.

Territory & Capital : Oman is majorly covered with plains, with the mountains punctuating it in the north. The desert of Oman serves as a source for the scientists for meteorites. Muscat is the capital and the largest city of Oman.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between October and March is the best period to visit Oman. The climate of Oman is less humid during this period.

Transportation

Highways, waterways and airways are the preferred means of transport in Oman.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Single entry visa are provided at the time of entry to Oman. The validity of the visa is usually 1 month.


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