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Omani Rial (OMR)


Subtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall. The average temperature in Muscat is 26°C in November, rising to a high of 31°C in the height of the afternoon.

Time Zone

Gulf Standard Time (GMT +4)

Country Code



Tipping is optional and not expected. A tip of 10% is considered the norm at more expensive hotels and restaurants or rounding up to the next rial and asking them to keep the change is acceptable. However, elsewhere it is uncommon.


Standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Type G plugs are standard.