7x important tips for Oman

Are you thinking of traveling to Oman? Then you need to know these 7x important tips for Oman. After my visit to Oman, I can’t wait to go back and share all the tips here to make your trip to Oman even better. If you are still looking for the ultimate 10-day travel route in Oman, read my article here.

7x important tips for Oman

  • Safety in Oman
  • Care hire in Oman
  • When is the best time to visit Oman?
  • What to wear in Oman
  • Typical food Oman
  • Cost of traveling in Oman
  • Visa for Oman

Safety in Oman

One of the biggest misconceptions about Oman is that it’s not safe. This misconception is often because it lies in the middle east and next to Yemen. Oman has been named one of the ten safest countries in the world and I totally agree with this. Is Oman safe for female solo travelers? Yes, no doubt about it.

» Discover the hidden gems in Oman

Car hire in Oman | 7x important tips for Oman

The infrastructure is great in this country and you’ll want to hit the road, so I love to recommend that you take a road trip. Rent a 4×4, easily at the airport and follow my ultimate 10-day travel route along the mountains, to the desert and back to Muscat. We booked a car here, for easy and cheap car rental.

» Google Maps does not work in Oman, so make sure you download another app

When is the best time to visit Oman?

In summer it is way too hot to visit the country, so I recommend you to visit Oman in the winter from October to March. Where it can go up to 50 degrees in the summer, it is between 20 and 35 degrees in the winter months.

What to wear in Oman

Because Oman is a Muslim country, it is of course the norm to dress appropriate. Conservative dress is the norm, especially for women.

But in my opinion they were much more modern and open in Oman in what you can wear. It is respectful to cover your upper body and shoulders (I often did this with a nice big scarf) and a skirt that covers the knee. You only have to completely cover yourself in a religious place such as the Grand Mosque.

» Read everything about the Grand Mosque, here

Typical food Oman | 7x important tips for Oman

After shopping you can relax with a cup of Omani coffee. Usually you get this with dates and is full of spice instead of milk or sugar. If you are offered coffee, it is respectful to accept it. The food is delicious and a mix of Arabic and Indian food. Also as a vegetarian in Oman you have come to the right place with fine salads and grilled vegetables and rice. In an earlier article I wrote about the hotspots in Muscat, if you want to read more here.

Prepare for an alcohol detox, the only place where you can find your daily glass of wine is at the hotelbar.

» Find all: Hotels in Oman

Cost of traveling in Oman

Oman is not cheap to travel to, so if you have a backpackers budget, you can better choose another country. The currency is OMR (1 OMR= € 2,30) and to give you an idea of how expensive Oman is, you can compare it with Western European prices and maybe a little bit above that.

Important things you should know before visiting

  • Weekend runs from Friday to Saturday
  • It’s a very dry country so; hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
  • No drones allowed in Oman without license
  • Always take a big scarf with you to cover up
  • Buying something? Then you should negotiate
  • You can camp everywhere

Visa for Oman

It’s not possible anymore to buy your visa upon arrival at the airport or at the border. You have to apply for a visa online, which is very easy but you have to do this before you leave.

» Get your VISA at the same place I do, quick and easy

DISCOVER MORE OF OUR OMAN ADVENTURES | 7x important tips for Oman

If you’re interested in learning more about Oman and its culture, I suggest checking out some of the other blog posts I’ve written about Oman. In particular, my ultimate 10 day route through Oman and if you’re going to Muscat, read our guide here as well. You can find our Oman guide with all the highlights here as well. Are you curious about when would be the best month for you to visit Oman? I’ve written a month to month guide on what month would be ideal for you, depending on your wishes and things you would like to do and see while you’re there. 

If you’re inspired to explore these hidden gems and more, consider following our ultimate 10-day travel route through Oman for an unforgettable journey.


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