Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

What To Wear In Oman (For Women And Men) – 2021 Packing Guide

Wondering what to wear in Oman? Whether you’re heading to Muscat, the beach, mountains or the desert, this helpful guide will help you pack for your trip.

When you visit somewhere like Paris or Florida on holiday, you just KNOW what to pack. Summer dresses for beach time in Florida, jeans and jumpers for Paris. Easy. But when it came to packing for Oman, I had a lot of questions.

Is it ok to wear swimwear in Oman?

Is there an Omani dressing style to be aware of, or any etiquette to adhere to?

Are women expected to wear a hijab in Oman?

How covered up should I be?

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Birkat Al Mouz, Oman

First Timer’s Travel Guide To Visiting Oman

Planning to visit Oman for the first time? Find out all the information you could need to make the most of your trip in this Oman travel guide.

I’ve just got back from the most incredible trip to Oman. It was my first time visiting the country, and excitement levels were high! Before leaving I found myself clicking on endless pretty photos of the country, saving locations, and wondering whether it would really look as pretty as the pictures.

With expectations flying high, was I setting myself up to be disappointed? I arrived in Muscat with six days ahead of me and a mission to see and do as much as possible.

Beach near Muscat, Oman
Beach near Muscat, Oman

I decided to pop together a huge travel guide to Oman, with lots of tips and advice for anyone visiting for the first time. So along with a few must-sees, you’ll find info below on safety, sim cards, wild camping, drone laws and more. It’s everything I wanted to know before I visited, and more! 

If there’s something in particular you’re looking for, click on the contents below, otherwise strap yourself in for a whistle-stop tour of my new favourite country in the Middle East! 

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