ABOUT OMAN



  • Capital: Muscat
  • Official Language: Arabic
  • Area: 309,501 km2
  • Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)
  • Time Zone: GMT (+4)
  • Calling Code: +968

Sultanate of Oman is located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest and Saudi Arabia to the west. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. Muscat was ranked as the second best city in the world to visit in 2012.

Currency: The Omani Rial is divided into 1,000 Baizas. OMR 1 is approximately US$ 2.58. Currency notes are available in denominations of OMR 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Currency notes are also available in 100 baizas and half-Rial denominations.

Language: Arabic is the official language of Oman. English, Hindi, Swahili are among the other languages widely spoken.

Official Working Days: Sunday - Thursday
Weekly Holidays: Friday - Saturday

For more information, visit www.omantourism.gov.om

About Salalah


Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the Dhofar Province. Salalah is the capital city of southern Oman’s Dhofar province.

Salalah is even more famous for its ancient frankincense trade, with the UNESCO including several ancient settlements (Al Balid, Sumharam, Shisr and Wadi Dawkah) in Dhofar in its World Heritage List, appropriately naming it the “Land of Frankincense”. Thousands of years later, and Salalah is still well known for the quality and quantity of frankincense it produces.

Distance from Muscat to Salalah

By Flight - Distance between Muscat and Salalah is 871 kilometres (541 miles).
By Road - Distance from Muscat to Salalah is 1047 kilometres (650 miles).

Airport

Salalah International Airport mainly caters to domestic flights from Muscat and some International flights from India and regional Arab countries such as Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Oman Air, the national airline operates 5 flights daily from Salalah to Muscat, the capital city and also 2 flights to Dubai weekly. Qatar Airways has four flights a week from Salalah to Doha with connecting flights to over 130 destinations worldwide. Very convenient connections are available to destinations in the Europe, Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. There are also transit flights to almost all countries. The New International airport opened in November 2014 and the old Airport has since then been converted into a domestic and emergency Airport.