Oman is a country located in the Middle East with its capital Muscat, which has a population of 4,644,384 people. It’s a Sultanate state as well. Oman is known for its oil and gas refineries, just as other countries in the Gulf region are.
Muscat itself has some very interesting tourist attractions, such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which attracts visitors worldwide. They usually allow visitors to come between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., which is in between prayer times, to see this grand mosque.
Another tourist attraction to go to is the Mutrah Souk, and most importantly, for an amazing view, the Mutrah Fort. Before the discovery of oil in Oman, Mutrah was the centre of commerce and was originally the main port in Oman. The Mutrah Fort itself was built by the Portuguese during their occupation in the 1580’s.
Another location visited was the Al Alaam palace which is the residences of the Sultan that has a history of 200 years. This palace is used for official visits and fucntions.
To visit Oman, the best times are between November and April, as the weather is cooler in those months, and of course, the Middle East itself is known for extreme heat from May until October.
The currency itself is the Omani Rial, which has a strong value. Due to its oil, it is also the third-strongest currency behind Bahrain and Kuwait. The exchange rate with the Thai Baht is 1 Omani Rial for 90.86 Baht as of January 15, 2024. With the US dollar at 2.60,
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