Muscat is the capital of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat.
Weather in Muscat is very hot and dry, between the months of November and March the temperature is milder with temperatures averaging around 25 degrees Celsius.
This beautiful piece of modern Islamic architecture was a girt to the nation from the Sultan to commemorate is 30th year in reign.
People flock from all over to visit the traditional Arab market. There are some good antique shops selling a mixture of Indian and Omani artefacts among the usual textile, hardware and gold shops.
Arabic (English is widely spoken)
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The electrical system is based on 220 and 240 volts / 50 Hz.
Islam is the official religion; other religions are also respected. Ramadan: Ramadan is the holy month of fasting when Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking during daylight hours. As a sign of respect, visitors are also required to refrain from these activities in public between sunrise and sunset.
The dress code in UAE is comparatively relaxed, but extremely revealing and inappropriate clothing may be considered offensive.