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A Guide to Muscat International Airport

Muscat International Airport (formally Seeb International Airport) is the main aviation hub in Oman. The airport is located approximately 10km from the center of Muscat, Oman’s capital city. The airport covers some 13 square miles and is today serviced by 2 runways. It is the largest and busiest airport in Oman. A significant proportion of […]

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List of Oman Embassies and Consulates

While a number of foreign nationalities are now able to obtain an Oman visa through a simple online application, those not eligible for an Oman eVisa are still required to submit a visa application in person at an Omani Embassy or Consulate. Oman has diplomatic representation in over 70 countries around the world, including 49 […]

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Coronavirus Update: Oman Suspends All Visas for 1 Month

Last Update: March 15, 2020 As part of the worldwide response to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, restrictions are now in place preventing citizens of foreign countries from traveling to Oman on a tourist visa. The suspension is expected to be a short-term measure implemented to aid containment efforts, and it is hoped that all […]

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Salalah Tourism: a Comprehensive Guide for Foreign Visitors

The second largest city in Oman, Salalah is a unique location, different from what tourists are used to in the Sultanate and the whole Arabian Peninsula. It’s truly an unmissable Omani destination. Salalah is famous for its natural beauty made of lush vegetation, waterfalls, and stunning beaches, but also for its architectural attractions. On top […]

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How to Extend a Visa for Oman

Oman tourism is on the rise: over 3 million international tourists entered the country in 2018. While the Gulf area is expecting to see a 54% growth in Chinese arrivals by 2030, Oman is opening itself up to all foreign tourism by granting electronic visas to visitors from over 100 countries worldwide. An electronic visa […]

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When and Where to Go Diving in Oman

Home to the most diverse range of marine species in the Arabian Sea, Oman is an attractive option for scuba divers. Twenty-two species of whales and dolphins can be spotted off the coast of Oman, as well as a plethora of marine and coral life. Oman benefits from having much lower visitor numbers than the […]

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Chinese Tourism in Oman and the GCC Countries to Raise by 54% by 2023

Tourism in Oman is booming. With international arrivals consistently on the rise, the Arab Sultanate attracts millions of visitors every year. From the art in Muscat’s Grand Mosque to the natural beauty of the Hajar Mountains and the beaches in Dhofar, there are plenty of reasons why foreigners decide to spend their holidays in Oman. […]

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Vaccinations to Travel to Oman

Oman is a incredible country to visit in the Middle East. Although it is not a dangerous or risky country for tourists, it is worth taking some precautions before setting off and this includes getting the recommended vaccinations. Before traveling to Oman, it is advisable to see a medical professional at least 8 weeks before […]

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Guide to Muscat, the Capital of Oman

Located at the centre of an ancient trade route, Muscat, the capital of Oman, has a long and storied history which has seen the city ruled by a number of occupiers, including the Persian, Arab, and Ottoman empires. Modern Muscat stretches around 70 kilometres along the northern coast of Oman and is actually composed of […]

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Oman Dress Code for Foreigners

The Sultanate of Oman is an Arab country located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is a conservative Middle Eastern Muslim country. Omani traditions and values are reflected in the dress code of the Omani people. Tradition largely contributes to the way Omani nationals dress. The dress code for both genders is […]