Oman Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Muscat

GEOGRAPHY

Oman is an Arab state which borders the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf between Yemen and United Arab Emirates. Oman covers a total land area of approximately 300,000 square kilometers and most of them are Valleys and Deserts.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 3.6 Million. Muslims account for about 67% of the population.

CLIMATE

Hot and dry. In summer the temperature could reach 54 °C while in winter the temperature range between 18 °C and 26 °C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+4 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 2 PM
General: 8 AM to 5 PM
(Saturday to Wednesday are the working days of the week. Thursday & Friday are considered as weekends)

HOLIDAYS

National Day: November 18th
Renaissance Day: July 23rd
New Year's Day: January 1st

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi
Islamic New Year

 

 

CURRENCY

Omani Riyal

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 9999
Medical: 603988
Accident Service: 561447

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