Is Oman safe for women? Guide by a woman, for female travellers.

Oman safe for women
Oman safe for women

I’m a woman and I love to travel. I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never felt safer than I do in Oman. I know that some women are hesitant to travel to certain places because they’re worried about their safety, but I can assure you that Oman is a very safe place for women. I’ve never felt uncomfortable or threatened here, and I’ve never had any problems.

In fact, Oman was recently named the safest country in the world for women travelers by the World Economic Forum. I’ve visited Oman and created the ultimate 10 day route for you by car.

A little bit of history – Why Oman is safe for women

The Omani people are very welcoming and hospitable, and they treat women with respect. In Oman, women have the same rights as men, and they’re able to participate in all aspects of society. There’s a strong sense of community here, and everyone looks out for each other. I would highly recommend Oman as a travel destination for women. It’s a beautiful country with so much to see and do. And you’ll be safe here. I didn’t see a wandering eye, not even once and I felt very free. I didn’t have to cover, the only place where you need to do that is at Sultan Qaboos Mosque which is a must visit and you can just rent traditional clothes there.

travel route 10 days Oman

There are a few things you can do to make sure you stay (extra) safe while in Oman as a women, though. But these rules apply to all countries. Here are my top tips:

  1. Don’t dress too provocatively. This is true for both men and women in Oman. Read more about what to dress in Oman, here.
  2. Don’t walk alone at night. Oman is generally a very safe country, but it’s always best to be cautious and not walk alone after dark.
  3. Keep your belongings close to you. So, make sure you keep your bag close to you and don’t leave your valuables lying around. (I left my laptop and cameras behind (I know stupid) and a Omani man came running after me and got it back to me.
  4. Be respectful of Omani culture. If you show respect for the culture and customs of Oman, you will be respected in turn. Read more about the culture of Oman, here.
  5. Use common sense. This is good advice for travel in any country. If something feels unsafe, it probably is. Trust your instincts and you’ll be fine.

♥ Do you want to read more tips on solo female travel? Read our 16x tips!

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, I recommend reading my 7 tips before travelling to Oman, 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.

Oman safe for women
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman

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