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Travel advise: payments in Oman
Jet off well-informed to Oman. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Oman.
Most restaurants, hotels and businesses in Oman accept all major credit cards. This includes most shopping centre like Muscat Grand Mall, Nizwa Grand Mall, City Centre and Lulu Shopping Centre.
Taxi drivers, street vendors and market stall salesmen at Mutrah Souq in Muscat typically only accept cash payments.
If you are going to pay by card in Oman: Be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments: Your bank’s OMR to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in the Middle East it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Yes, especially if you want to experience the hustle and bustle of the busy souks in Oman. If you want to buy silver Omani daggers, traditional halwa and handcrafted leatherware, these are the places to go.
Cash is a popular and widely used payment method in Oman. We recommend taking Omani Rial cash with you on your trip to Oman.
Contrary to what many people think, prices in Oman are actually lower than prices in the UK, by about 25%.
A coffee can cost as little as 0.20 OMR but you’ll pay more for fancy brews like a cappucino, which will cost around 1.80 OMR. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant the bill will be in the region of 10-15 OMR.
Tipping has not been part of the culture of Oman, but it is becoming more and more the norm, especially in the more expensive hotels.
Leaving a 10% tip or rounding up to the next rial, offering the waiter to keep the change, is good practice.
Banknotes in Oman
The Omani Rial banknotes feature the portrait of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Oman’s head of state. Notes in circulation are 1 OMR, 5 OMR, 10 OMR, 20 OMR and 50 OMR.
The older series Omani banknotes of 100 baisa and 200 baisa are fractional banknotes: One Rial is the same as 1000 Baisa. Therefore these older ‘baisa’ banknotes have a value equivalent to 0.10 OMR and 0.20 OMR.
Coins in Oman
Omani coins range from 5 baisa (0.005 OMR) to 100 baisa (0.10 OMR). One Omani Rial is the equivalent of 1000 Baisa.
Oman’s currency import and export regulations
Travelers must declare currency with a value of 6000 Omani Rials or more, both on entering and exiting Oman. It is forbidden to bring Israeli Shekels into Oman.
Ordering Omani Rials online
Order Omani Rials online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Omani Rials online.
Selling back Omani Rials
If you have Omani Rials to sell, follow this link to exchange Omani Rials to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘OMR Omani Rial’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Omani Rials.