Muscat, Oman

"Nestled between majestic mountains and the sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea, Muscat stands as the capital and cultural heart of Oman. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality, Muscat is a destination that captivates the hearts of travelers from around the world.


In October, Muscat experiences pleasant weather as it transitions from the hot summer months to the milder winter season. The climate in Muscat during October can be described as warm and comfortable, making it an ideal time to visit the city and explore its attractions.

The average daytime temperature in October ranges from around 28°C to 35°C (82°F to 95°F). While it can still feel warm during the day, the intensity of the scorching summer heat starts to subside. Additionally, the evenings and nights are relatively cooler, with temperatures dropping to around 22°C to 26°C (72°F to 79°F), providing some relief from the daytime warmth.

October is also a dry month in Muscat, with very little rainfall. This means you can expect mostly clear skies and plenty of sunshine, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities and sightseeing.


The International dial code for Oman is: +968. 


The official language of Muscat and Oman is Arabic. Arabic is widely spoken and used in all aspects of daily life, including government, education, media, and business. While Arabic is the primary language, English is also widely understood and used, especially in business, tourism, and among the expatriate community.


The official currency of Oman is the Omani Rial, abbreviated as OMR. 

When visiting Muscat or any other part of Oman, it is advisable to exchange your currency for Omani Rials to avoid any inconvenience. Currency exchange services are available at airports, banks, exchange bureaus, and some hotels.

Please note that while major credit cards are widely accepted in larger establishments like hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls, it's always a good idea to carry some cash, especially when visiting smaller markets, local shops, or remote areas where card acceptance might be limited.

Passport & Visa

Please check with your travel agent or the Oman Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa before your departure. Please refer to the link here to apply for Oman e-Visa. 

Time Zone

Muscat, the capital of Oman, is in the Gulf Standard Time (GST) time zone. The time zone offset for GST is UTC+4 hours. This means that when it is 12:00 PM (noon) in Muscat, it is 8:00 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Dress Code

In Muscat and Oman, the dress code is generally modest and conservative, influenced by the country's cultural and religious traditions. While the dress code is not as strict as in some neighboring countries, it is essential to respect the local customs to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience during your visit.