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Money & duty free for Oman


Omani Rial (OMR) = 1,000 baiza. Notes are in denominations of OMR50, 20, 10, 5 and 1, and 500, 250, 200 and 100 baiza. Coins are in denominations of 50, 25, 10 and 5 baiza.


Credit cards:

All major credit cards are accepted here, including to a lesser extent American Express. ATMs are widely available throughout the county.


ATMs are widely available throughout the country.

Travellers cheques:

Travellers should be wary of using traveller's cheques in Oman as they are difficult to exchange. International hotel chains are more likely to accept them, but smaller hotels, shops and banks are likely to refuse. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars.

Banking hours:

Sat-Wed 0800-1200 and Thurs 0830-1130.