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Important cities: Muscat, Bahla, Buraimi, Ibra, Matrah, Nizwa, Salalah, Sohar, Sur
Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 309,500 km2
Languages: Arabic, Swahili, English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
Mobile Phone: Omantel, Ooredoo and Friendi Mobile are the main cell operators.
Country code: +968
Electricity: 240V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .om
Time Zone: UTC+4
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Oman has one of the hottest and driest climates in the world. However, there are substantial differences between the coastal zone, the mountain regions, the arid inland desert and the southwestern region of Dhofar. Summer day temperatures on the coast can easily exceed 40°C. Coupled to night temperatures of 30°C or more and relatively high humidity, this makes going outside very unpleasant. In the Omani desert, Summer daytime temperatures of over 50°C have been reported. Winter is much more pleasant with daytime temperatures generally between 25 and 30°C, and is therefore the preferred period of travel. Rainfall is less than 100 mm per year, mainly falling in Winter in the form of very heavy and prolonged thunderstorms. These can lead to dangerous flashfloods in the lower reaches of the usually dry river beds.
When should you go: The period between November and March is the best to visit the country.