About Muscat - Oman
GMT +4 hours.
The official language of the UAE is Arabic but English is widely spoken and understood.
The local currency is the Omani Riyal (OR) which is divided into 100 baisas. The exchange rate is US$1=OR 0,385.
Summer goes from April to September when the weather is hot and humid. Winter time goes from October to April with temperatures averaging between 25C and 35C during the day and between 17C-20C at night.
Mild weather is expected all year round in the mountains as well as in the Dhofar, which also enjoys a regular monsoon between June and October.
Lightweight summer clothing in cottons is ideal for the majority of the year. A sweater, light jacket or shawl may be needed for cooler evenings.
Conservative dress (long trousers and covered shoulders) is advisable for both men and women.
The weekend is Friday and Saturday. Most shops and malls open from 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm.
The electrical system is based on 220/240 AC volts with British-type plugs.
Visitors from [eligible countries] can purchase visit visas from the Travelex Foreign Exchange bureau located in the immigration hall at the airport. Click HERE for more info.