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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

The Royal Oman Police have issued important changes to immigration procedures as of 21st March 2018 and we strongly recommend that you pre-arrange your visa before you travel to Oman. Express and tourist visas can be downloaded from https://evisa.rop.gov.om/voa.

To complete the electronic visa application, the following steps must be followed:

  •  Go to https://evisa.rop.gov.om/voa
  •  Click register as user
  •  Login with username (e-mail) & password
  •  Apply for unsponsored visa (Tourist Visa)
  •  Payment (OMR 20)

Please note that this website is designed and managed directly by the Royal Omani Police. The Chedi Muscat can not intervene on the content of this website or on the online form. In addition,The Chedi Muscat cannot be held responsible for any decisions on visa applications.

For further information please contact your Embassy or check the above website for additional travel advice to Oman.

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, please contact our Concierge Team to 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 our fine staff, however, it is entirely at your discretion. Outside the resort, a 5-10% tip, although not expected, is sincerely appreciated in most restaurants and services.

Alcohol Policy

As per Omani law, restrictions apply on the service of alcohol at certain times of the day.

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