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Oman Airports Management Company is a government company affiliated with the Oman Investment Authority, established in 2002 for the purpose of the administration of civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman: Muscat International Airport, Salalah Airport, Duqm Airport, and Sohar Airport. The company expanded its services in 2019 to include the administration of regional airports in the oil concession areas of Fahud, Marmul, and Qarn Alam. The company operates with the objective to upgrade and enhance Oman's airports in order to achieve the desired goals, as well as ensure a safe and unique travel experience for all users of its airports.
Since its establishment, Oman Airports has continued to grow at a steady pace towards success and excellence as an influential airport operator and an essential major player on the regional and international scene as a mirror reflecting the ambition and energies of the Sultanate of Oman with all its civilization and authentic and unique hospitality heritage in the Middle East, in cooperation with its strategic partners and efforts made by all parties involved.
Oman Airports Management Company operates:
Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Located in a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea in the southeast and the Sea of Oman in the northeast.
The Climate of Oman can be described as subtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall, very high temperatures in summer and a big difference between maximum and minimum temperatures, especially in the inland areas. Summer (June to September) is very low rainfall. Daily maximum temperatures can reach easily 40°C or more. Winter is cooler with occasional rainfall.
Like most countries in the Gulf region, Oman's official business week is Sunday-Thursday, with the weekend being Friday and Saturday. Banks, Embassies and Consulates are generally open from 8am-12 noon.
Foreign Exchange & Banking
Money can be exchanged at Muscat International Airport, money exchanges and banks. Always make sure to have your passport or ID when exchanging money. Omani Rial, equivalent to USD 2.6 pegged. Major cards such as Visa, MasterCard and Amex are widely accepted.
The Sultanate of Oman, like many other GCC States, has a 9% Government tax and 8% Service Charge on hotel accommodation and food & beverage. There is currently VAT and a similar tax system in Oman. Furthermore, from 2020 a new VAT system was destined across the GCC countries, which makes the total amount of tax applicable 23.27% on the base room rate.
Emergency & Useful Numbers
(03) 3501-0110 (Japanese/English)
(03) 3503-8484 (English & Several Other Foreign Languages)
Medical & Fire Emergency
While dress codes are fairly liberal, consideration should be given not to offend the sensibilities of others. Swimwear should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools. When visiting shopping malls and other attractions, tourists should wear clothing that is not too tight or revealing. Certain attractions such as mosques or religious sites usually have stricter dress codes, requiring both men and women to cover up bare shoulders, arms and legs, and women to wear head-scarves.
Electricity, Socket Type
In Oman, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Type G socket is Mainly used in the UK, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore and the Arabian Peninsula.
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