|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$7.79|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$65.88|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$0.31|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$63.76|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$492.64|
|Local draught beer||$7.79|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$54.82|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$47.97|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$5.19|
Oman Sultanate is found at the edge of Arabian Peninsula. It’s bordered by the countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen and UAE towards the northwest. During the early nineties this country was quite under-developed, and largely closed to foreigners due to the authoritarian regime. However, a change of regime starting from 2005 has seen the development of infrastructure, education and tourism sector.
The climate is largely tropical desert and experiences similar weather patterns to La Paz in Mexico and Dubai. Nonetheless, summers are quite intense with temperatures reaching 38 degrees Celsius at daytime. Winters are milder and temperatures only reach 24C in the day. Oman is renowned throughout the world for its pristine soft sandy beaches, clear azure waters and tepid ocean temperatures that are suitable for swimming. The country’s embassy offices in foreign nations have partnered with airlines to sell tickets for cheap flights to Oman. This makes it more convenient for travelers.
It’s forbidden for visitors to bring along firearms, pornographic material or narcotics during their vacation. The only airport which allows Non-Muslims to carry alcohol is Seeb International. Nonetheless passengers can only bring 2lt and nothing more, those found breaching this rule would be charged a small fee.
Most people speak Arabic as the first language though in the big cities people can speak good English. All cheap flights to Oman pass through MCT Airport, though there are smaller flights connecting to Salalah. The country is quite famous for a series of historic forts which were built by ancient civilizations. There are more than 500 old forts in the country some of which date back to mid 16th century. One of them is Bahla Fort which is found within the expansive Djebel highlands. This particular attraction is considered a UNESCO Heritage Site and has attracted tourists for hundreds of years.
The hotels in Oman vary in class from simple inns to ultra-luxurious accommodations. Those who are keen on budgeting can consider spending their time in rustic date palm huts spread across the countryside. When looking for a nice place to stay some factors to consider are cost-per-room, availability of chauffeurs and security. In some hotels, those who stay longer can qualify for discount offers such as free meals for a whole week.