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Oman Holidays,  Oman Holiday Packages Overview

Located in the Middle East in the eastern Arabian Peninsula, Oman is home to historic monuments and pristine landscape that is now accessible to visitors. With 2700 kilometres of deserted, beautiful sandy beaches and impressive mountains, it offers plenty of cultural as well as natural attractions.

Oman is known for its many historic forts that are regarded as important cultural landmarks. In all there are more than 500 towers and forts that had once been the traditional lookout and defence points for deterring invaders. Some of the best known forts of Oman can be seen in Muscat. Mirani and Jalali forts from the 16th century are located on the Muscat Bay. Another impressive fort is the Bahla Fort. This World Heritage Site is located in the Djebel Akhdar highlands with walls stretching over seven miles.

Muscat has always been a major port for several years and is an important destination in Oman today. Some of the main attractions of the country are located in Sharqiya Region including Sur with its beautiful beaches, the desert dunes of Sharqiya Sands and Ras Al-Jinz, a turtle nesting site.

With recently built network of tracks and roads, many locations in Oman are now open to the adventurous traveller. The coastal road to Shwaymiyah the mountain track leading to Gaylah and its ancient tombs are just a few examples.

The rugged mountains of Oman provide beautiful scenery as well as the best opportunities for exploring dry wadis in the world. At Wahiba Sands, large desert dunes form endless vistas. Many beaches in Oman are breeding locations for sea turtles. The Masirah Island proves to be the best location for observing breeding of four different species, including leatherbacks.

Tourist Offices - Directorate of Tourism, Muscat: +968 2458 8700 or www.omantourism.gov.om

 

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Entry Requirements

 

All visitors (except those with Gulf Co-Operation Council passports) require a visa to enter Oman. Visas can be obtained on arrival: either a single entry 'Visit Visa' for a stay of up to a month, or a multiple entry visa, valid for a year (maximum stay three weeks with a maximum three weeks between visits). Fee is OMR6 per person. Those entering from Dubai or holding a tourist visa for Qatar do not require a visa. All visitors require a passport valid for six months (or a year for a multiple entry visa), and an onward or return ticket.


- For Australians - A single entry 'Visit Visa' valid for one month, or one year multiple entry visa (for maximum of three weeks stay per visit) is obtainable on arrival, and a valid passport is required.


- A single entry 'Visit Visa' valid for one month, or one year multiple entry visa (for maximum of three weeks stay per visit) is obtainable on arrival, and a valid passport is required.


- A single entry 'Visit Visa' valid for one month, or one year multiple entry visa (for maximum of three weeks stay per visit) is obtainable on arrival, and a valid passport is required.


- A single entry 'Visit Visa' valid for one month, or one year multiple entry visa (for maximum of three weeks stay per visit) is obtainable on arrival, and a valid passport is required.


- A single entry 'Visit Visa' valid for one month, or one year multiple entry visa (for maximum of three weeks stay per visit) is obtainable on arrival, and a valid passport is required.

 

Oman Holidays - Currency of Oman

 

The currency of Oman is the Omani Rial (OMR) divided into 1,000 baiza. Notes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 rials, and 500, 250, 200 and 100 baiza. Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, exchange bureaux, hotels and at the airport. Outside banking hours moneychangers operate between 4pm and 7pm in the evenings and at weekends. US Dollars are recommended. American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are readily accepted in large shops and hotels, and by an increasing number of traders in the souq. Most banks in cities and towns have ATMs, which accept Cirrus or More cards for cash withdrawals.

 

Oman Telephone Access Codes and Communications

 

The international direct dialling code for Oman is +968, and the outgoing international code 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the UK). City/area codes are not necessary. The country has GSM 900 mobile phone networks in operation. Internet cafes are to be found in Muscat and Nizwa and email is available in most city hotels.

 

Oman Duty Free Allowances & Restrictions

 

Travellers to Oman do not have to pay duty on 2 litres/2 bottles of liquor per family provided they are non-Muslim visitors. Videotapes for personal use may be confiscated and sent to Ministry of National Heritage and Culture for verification. Prohibited items include bees, and dates, including shoots of date palm, coconut, ornamental palm trees and parts thereof. Also prohibited are firearms and toy weapons, swords or knives and flammable material; obscene reading material; and non-canned foodstuffs from cholera-infected areas. Items of value may be exempted, subject to an assessment by a security officer.

 

Oman Holidays & Packages- Tipping Information

 

Service charge is usually added to bills, and tipping is not expected; however a "little extra" is appreciated.. A general rule would be 5% additional to service charge, or between 10 to 15% where service has not been added.

 

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