The Royal Oman Police

The Royal Oman Police: Useful Information for Visitors

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) is the main law enforcement agency in Oman. It does not only maintain law and order in the streets but is also responsible for the Omani coastline.  The ROP as it is known today was founded in 1974 by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said as part of his reform […]

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Visit Wadi Ghul, Oman’s Grand Canyon

Oman is rich in natural wonders and history, from ancient stone castles in the desert to the waterfalls and lush vegetation appearing during the monsoon season (khareef) in the south. Once foreign visitors land at Muscat International Airport, there are plenty of tourism options opening up. Adventure-seekers and lovers of nature will not want to […]

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GCC Resident Card: Requirements and Benefits

Foreign citizens require a residency permit to stay long term in one of the GCC countries. A resident’s card allows expatriates to live and work in a GCC country, or accompany a family member. GCC resident cardholders can also enjoy travel benefits including a special GCC eVisa for Oman. This article provides information about traveling […]

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The World Heritage Sites of Oman

Oman is a country with a wealth of history stretching back to antiquity. It is not surprising that a number of its buildings, ruins, and forts have been designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Visitors to the Sultanate of Oman can go to each of these monuments and experience the history of the nation […]

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Turtle Nesting and Hatching in Oman

Watching turtles come ashore to dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs at night is an unforgettable experience, as is seeing the baby turtles hatch and begin their journey towards the ocean. Oman is one of the best places to enjoy turtle nesting and hatching, thousands of turtles visit the country’s beautiful beaches […]

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Document and Customs Regulations in Oman

Those who travel internationally are familiar with the fact that they must abide by the immigration and customs policies of the country they are entering. Oman is no exception: both those needing an Oman visa and nationals of the Arab state need to respect the local laws when it comes to travel documents and importing […]

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Oman Currency: Regulations, Expenses, and Money Exchange

Whether visiting Oman for a diving trip or to conduct business, travelers must be aware of how money, exchange, and currency regulations work in the country. Once a passenger lands in Muscat International Airport, government officials will verify the traveler’s passport to confirm they have the necessary Oman eVisa. Upon entering the country, visitors will […]

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Driving in Oman: Rules and Advice for Foreigners

Oman is a vast country that offers a variety of landscapes and tourist attractions to foreigners, from coastal towns and waterfalls to mountains and the desert. However, public transport (especially for medium to long distances) may not be as frequent and efficient as some tourists are used to back home. That is why many visitors […]

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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 […]