Oman

Explore One of the world best
tourist attraction.

The quiet and reserved child in the larger Middle Eastern family, Oman is a land of natural wonders, where ancient customs still hold sway. The very personification of old Arabia, this land has everything from rocky deserts, to towering peaks, and even a subtropical region in the south.

In Muscat’s Grand Mosque, there is a beautiful hand-loomed carpet;
it was once the world’s largest rug until Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque, in the United Arab Emirates, pinched the record.

Destination Information

Airline connectivity

  • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Oman Airways

Must-visit places

  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Royal Opera House Muscat
  • Various Forts and Castles
  • Salalah

Best time to visit

  • October to March

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Oman is rooted in Islamic traditions, hence, do as the long-time expats do and respect the culture by dressing modestly. Men and women should wear clothing that covers the tops of arms and legs, including the knees.
  • The local currency in Oman is the Omani Rial, which equals 1,000 baisas, which is another smaller currency. Tipping is not customary in Oman, but visitors can do so if they would like to appreciate a good service.
  • The Omani cuisine usually consists of traditional bread, rice, beef, chicken or fish, special tomato or Omani sauces and various types of salads. Omanis usually drink kahwa (traditional coffee with cardamom) with dates and halwa (Omani dessert), and sometimes they drink red tea.
  • Oman is famous for the frankincense trees, which they export to different countries around the world. It is known for its high quality and unique fragrance.

THE BEST THINGS TO BUY

  • Frankincense
  • Omani Honey and Dates
  • Pottery
  • Traditional arts and crafts
  • Khanjar (dagger)

VISA INFORMATION

  • Please contact us for further information.

For more information

Sri Lankan Mission
Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka – Muscat, Oman Villa No. 701, Way No. 2114, Al Bashair Street, Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Sultanate of Oman
TEL – +968 24 697841 E-mail – lankaemb@omantel.net.om Website – http://www.slemb.org.om/

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Scenically wedged between mountains and ocean, with old forts and excellent museums,
an opera house and flower-filled parks, the gentle city of Muscat is a delight to visit.