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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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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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 […]

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Coronavirus update: Oman temporarily suspends all visas

Last updated: November 20, 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 temporary measure implemented to aid containment efforts, and it is hoped that all […]

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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 […]

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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 […]