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Housing one of the oldest civilisations on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman clings determinedly to its past. However, the friendly people are happy to welcome visitors and extremely proud to show off their culture. Tranquil beaches, magnificent dive sites, dramatic mountains, traditional architecture and so much more await you in this mystical land.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Oman. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Flight duration: Muscat is approx 7 hours from the UK. Zighy Bay is 2 hours drive from Dubai. Salalah is about 1¾ hours flight from Muscat.
Best time to travel: With virtually guaranteed year-round sunshine, Oman is perfect year round. Summers can be blisteringly hot, with temperatures often in the 40sºC however, this does bring lower prices and therefore it’s great value during our school summer holidays. Winter months see pleasant Mediterranean like temperatures, making Oman a fantastic place to escape the cooler temperatures of the UK.
Local time: GMT +4 hours.
Currency: Omani Rial.
Language: Arabic. English is widely spoken.
Passports & Visas: A visa is required for entry into Oman. For arrivals by air, British passport holders may purchase a tourist visa for up to 10 days for OMR5 or for 30 days at a cost of OMR20 per person in cash. If you arrive into Oman by road from Dubai, visa formalities will be completed in preparation for your arrival and no visa charges will be made locally.
You also now have the option to pre-pay for your visa, which may save you some time on arrival, as there will be a separate lane for visitors who have arranged an e-visa. Go to: evisa.rop.gov.om/voa and select "unsponsored visa" to make an application. Visas are normally approved within 24 hours.
In due course, the visa on arrival option will be removed and all visas will need to be obtained online.
Health: Vaccinations are required and strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.
Ramadan: During Ramadan (approximately 15 May-14 Jun 18), it is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in public places (including hotels and those offering all inclusive) between sunrise and sunset; and no live entertainment is permitted. Hotels usually provide a private area where non-Muslims can eat during the day. Alcoholic drinks are not served in hotels (including those offering all inclusive) on dry days and other days stipulated by the government. Alcohol is available in Dubai hotels after sunset. Please ask for more details at time of booking.