Official Name : Sultanate of Oman
Head of State : His Majesty Sulthan Qaboos Bin Said
Currency : Omani Rials (1 US$ = 0.384 OMR; 1 Euro = 0.594 OMR)
Capital : Muscat
Main Cities : Muscat, Sohar, Nizwa, Sur, Salalah
Total Surface : 309,500 km2
Religion : Islam
Time : GMT +4 Hours
Arabic is the native language of the country. However, English is widely spoken and accepted as business language. Those involved in tourism industry speak German, French, Italian & Spanish among other languages.
Credit Card :
Visa, Master Card, American Express. All major credit cards are accepted in main hotels, shopping malls. However, in traditional souqs, the cash is preferred mode of transactions.
Business Hours :
Banks – Sunday to Thursday : 0800 – 1400 Hrs
Government Offices – Sunday to Thursday : 0730 – 1400 Hrs
Private Sector – Saturday – Thursday : 0800 – 1900 Hrs