Things to consider when visiting Oman

Climate

November is a pleasant time to visit the desert climate in Oman. We'll be expecting sunshine and highs around 30°C (86°F) and lows around 21°C (70°F).

Clothing

For the UFI Global Congress, we will have our usual 'business casual' attire suggestions for delegates while at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

When your outside of UFI events, we suggest you follow a conservative approach to your attire as is common in the region:

▶ When visiting attractions, don't wear anything tight or revealing, and you may want to check out website attractions ahead of time as certain locations, such as mosques, have stricter dress codes.
▶ Women visiting the mosque are required to cover their head with a scarf and do not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered.
▶ Swimwear should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools.
▶ Men are required to wear long trousers.
▶ No shorts are allowed.

Liquor

As usual, we will be serving alcohol at our UFI networking events. You will also find bars in our host hotels,
and typically you'll find alcohol served in hotels, clubs, and restaurants. However, drinking in public places such as public beaches is not permitted.

Business Hours

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 8:00 am-12:00 pm.

Currency

The Omani rial (ISO OMR code) is the official currency of the Sultanate of Oman.

Credit Cards

Major cards such as Visa, MasterCard and Amex are widely accepted.

Money Exchange

Money can be exchanged at Muscat International Airport, money exchanges and banks.
Always make sure to have your passport or ID when exchanging money.

Electric Power

220/240 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. Standard British-type 13-amp square three-pin plugs are used throughout the country.
Europe and US appliances may need an adapter.