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A country of opulence

Home to lost cities, Arabian palaces and a historic fort, Oman is an intriguing mix of old and new. Resplendent mosques and traditional trading towns jostle alongside large complexes and shopping malls. On the idyllic coastline, find some of the most spectacular hotels ever seen.

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Essential information for Oman

Local time


Flag of Oman


Omani Rial
Official currency of Oman

Flight information

7h 40m
Muscat (MCT)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Oman Air flights to Muscat depart daily from London Heathrow. For even more flexibility, call us for options to fly with KLM via Amsterdam, Etihad via Abu Dhabi or Qatar Airways via Doha.

Do I need a visa?

Yes. British citizens require a visa, which can be obtained from the Oman embassy, or these can be purchased locally on arrival. Please note that Oman will suspend the visa on arrival facility as of March 21st 2018.  An eVisa will be mandatory and must be obtained in advance.  

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is estimated to be from 5th May–4th June 2019 (followed immediately by Eid). Ramadan is a festival like no other, and visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.

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