The Sultanate of Oman is located in the south of the Arabian peninsula. It is a safe destination in the Middle East that offers the traveller a diversity of landscapes: desert, mountains and sea. A visit to Oman means discovering the Omani capital, Muscat, going to the Jebel Akhdar mountain to contemplate the breathtaking view of the canyon, swimming and diving in the waters of the Musamdam region or travelling through the Wahiba desert to encounter the Omani Bedouins. The landscapes are so varied and surprising that they will certainly not leave you indifferent!
Are you dreaming of going to the Middle East but don't really know which destination to choose? A trip to Oman is just for you!
Between traditions and open-mindedness, the country will welcome you with a smile. You won't be disappointed by the Omani welcome, a very warming population who endeavours to do its best so that you have the fondest memories possible!
Travel tips from our local agencies in Oman.
Top places to discover.
Europeans and Canadians will need a visa for the entirety of the trip to the sultanate of Oman.
A single entry tourist visa allows you to have a trip lasting a maximum of 30 days. And costs 20 rials. From now on, you can apply for it online before your trip.
You can also obtain your visa directly upon your arrival at the airport but it's more sensible to apply for it before. For more information consult the government's website.
No vaccinations are compulsory, but make sure you update your DTP before your trip to the sultanate of Oman. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and B and typhoid fever are recommended.
If you are planning hikes in mountainous regions, watch out for venomous species of animal such as snakes, or if you are in the sea, jellyfish and stingrays. So wear high-cut shoes when you are hiking, or plastic shoes when bathing to avoid being stung.
Telephone code: 968.
With regard to the Internet, all the hotels generally have an Internet connection or Wifi.
English Embassy in Oman
British Embassy PO Box 185, Mina Al Fahal, 116 Muscat
Oman Embassy in the UK
167 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5HE