Oman Travel Tips Money
Omani Rial (OR) = 1000 baiza. Notes are in denominations of OR50, 20,
10, 5 and 1, and 500, 250, 200 and 100 baiza. Coins are in denominations
of 50, 25, 10 and 5 baiza.
Credit & debit cards: American Express is accepted,
as are other major credit cards. Check with your credit or debit card
company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which
may be available.
Travellers cheques: Easily exchanged. To avoid additional
exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques
in US Dollars.
Exchange rate indicators: The following figures are
included as a guide to the movements of the Omani Rial against Sterling
and the US Dollar:
Date May '04 Aug '04 Nov '04 Feb '05
£1.00= 0.69 0.71 0.72 0.73
$1.00= 0.39 0.39 0.39 0.39
Currency restrictions: There are no restrictions on
the import or export of local or foreign currency. Israeli currency, however,
Banking hours: Sat-Wed 0800-1200, Thurs 0800-1130.
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