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What to spend your rials on

  • Entry to the Omani-French Museum

    0.5 OMR

  • A traditional Omani meal

    3-12 OMR

  • Taxi from Muscat International Airport to Muscat city central

    12 OMR

  • Go dolphin watching

    35 OMR

  • Private day tour of Rustaq

    50 OMR

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Total spending money needed:

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  • for people for
  • nights


Must-sees in Oman

Muscat Oman marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Muscat
  • Oman’s capital is home to the spectacular Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, open every day except Fridays. If you fancy relaxing, head to Qurum Beach.
Rockpool Sur Oman Asia
  • Sur
  • There’s history on offer here at both the Ras al Hadd Castle and the Sunaysilah Fort. However, the main attraction is the Wadi Shab, a stunning blue pool (just take sturdy shoes!)
Khasab Oman Musandam Peninsula Mountains
  • Khasab
  • The Oman Fjords offer a dramatic backdrop to Khasab, which is a great spot if you fancy diving. Khasab Fort is also very impressive, providing a window into Oman’s past.

Relish the rial

The Omani rial (OMR) in its current form was introduced in 1973, replacing the rial Saidi, which had only been the country’s currency since 1970. Previously, the Indian rupee was used here, when the country was known as the state of Muscat and Oman.

There are 1,000 baisa to every OMR. The vast majority of payments made in Oman are with cash rather than card, even for larger bills, so take a healthy supply of the various notes to ensure you can settle any bills easily.

Tipping in Oman is purely down to personal choice, with hotels and restaurants not likely to expect it of you. However, it is more common to tip guides, especially after long tours.

Frequently used banknotes

OMR notes used commonly are ½, 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50. Notes are also available for 100 and 200 baisa, while coins available are for 5, 10, 25 and 50 baisa.

Buying Omani rial online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over 500 GBP

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
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  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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