Travel guide

Make your Arabian Nights dream come true…

For a long time a forgotten country, Oman was rarely among destinations. Today, this small country has gradually opened up and revealed its strong points to which travelers have become sensitive. As a result, Oman has expanded its tourist activities thanks to its magnificent landscapes between land and sea, architectural gems, colorful desert and Muscat, its port capital, where you can learn about the country’s culture through its souks and fish markets. Come and discover this well-hidden nugget that will bring to life the legends of the Thousand and One Nights…

Time difference



Omani rial


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • How are you? = Kefalouk
  • Good morning / Good evening = Salaam Malekoum
  • How are you? = Kefalouk
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Zen, wa ant ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Hal tatakalloumou l-faransi a?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = afham / Lâ afham
  • Sorry = asef
  • Goodbye = ilâ l-liqâ
  • Welcome = Marhaban
  • Thank you (very much) = Shoukran (jazilan)
  • I am French = Anâ faransiyaa
  • My name is… = Ismi…
  • No thanks = Lâ shoukran
  • Yes/No = Ayoua/ lâ
  • You’re welcome = Hefwen
  • How much is it? = Kam sari
  • I would like to go… = Ana ahebou an adhab
  • Have a nice day! = Ma’a salâma

Key figures

Oman is at GMT+4, i.e.: – 3 hours ahead in winter (when it is 12:00 in Avignon, it is 15:00 in Muscat); – 2 hours ahead in summer (when it is 12:00 in Avignon, it is 14:00 in Muscat).

Good to know

European plugs – Type C or Type G


It is recommended to have your vaccinations up to date. As always, it’s important to be protected against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis A and B, measles and, possibly, rabies. No vaccinations required, except for yellow fever for travellers from infected areas.


Valid passport, valid 6 months after date of return, for French, Belgian or Swiss nationals. For other nationalities, we’ll be happy to help you with all the formalities.

Visas required for French, Belgian and Swiss nationals. For other nationalities, we’ll be happy to help you with all the formalities. Warning! As of March 21, 2018, diplomatic representations will no longer issue visas.

This can be obtained online at (online payment: 5 Omani rials for a 10-day visa, 20 rials for a 30-day visa).