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Oman Travel Information

Nearest Airport

Muscat International Airport (MCT) – approximately 17 kilometers or 15 minutes drive from the hotel

Visa Requirements

Thirty-day single-entry visas on arrival are available for passport holders from Europe and most Asian, Middle Eastern and North and South American countries Please check your local Oman embassy or visit the Royal Omani Police website at www.rop.gov.om for more information.

Local Currency

Omani Riyal which is made up of 1,000 baizas

Time Zone

GMT + 4 hours

Language & Religion

The official language is Arabic though English is widely spoken. Hindi and Swahili are also spoken within the country. While Islam is the official religion, other religions are peacefully tolerated in moderate Oman.

Transportation

A private hired car with driver is by far the most reliable way to explore Muscat or travel between business meetings. If you would like to use private transport, the Chedi Muscat Concierge team can make all the necessary arrangements for you.

Weather

The best time to travel to Muscat is from October through April when daytime temperatures fall to relatively low 30s or below while the summer’s sunniest days between June and August can see temperatures rise into the 50s.

Tipping Policy

We remove any confusing cultural guesswork in the hotel by including a service charge in the room rates. Guests may wish to recognise the efforts of members of our fine staff however, which is entirely at your discretion. Outside the resort, a 5-10% tip, although not expected, is sincerely appreciated in most restaurants and services.

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