Feel like desert? About 80% of the territory of the Sultanate of Oman is desert. In the regions near the capital Muscat tourist itineraries allow discover strengths, people sheltered in the mountains or a large desert dunes. In the south, the Dhofar region looks like a garden oasis. Among the trips through the desert of Rub ‘al-Khali and along the coast, you can swim in the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast. We begin our tour of the city of Muscat. We will see the Shatti Al Qurum, an elegant residential neighborhood. We walked along the picturesque Corniche Muscat fortified district where you will visit the Museum Al Zubair, a private collection that shows the richness of the history of Oman and its culture rich in tradition. We stop for a tour of magnificent Al Alam Palace, residence of Sultan Qaboos. With him we find one of the sixteenth century Portuguese forts, Mirani and Jalali. We ended the visit Muttrah Souk in where we can find all kinds of shops with traditional Omani items like khanjars, species.
Major credit cards and American Express are accepted in most major businesses. Check with your company credit card the degree of acceptance that this is in Oman and what additional services they offer.
You can withdraw money from an ATM with your credit or debit card. There are about 70 of these ATMs in Oman.
Exchange / ATMs. You can change money at banks and exchange houses in major cities, airports and hotels. Traveler’s checks are easy to change. To avoid additional charges in exchange rates, bring travelers checks in U.S. dollars.
There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, the Israeli currency is prohibited and can not be changed. The banking hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday to Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Banks and government offices are closed on Fridays.