Travel to Oman

@Indojo (242)
United States
December 12, 2008 12:19pm CST
Has anyone been to Oman? We're living in India, and Oman is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, so we were thinking about checking it out. Is it safe for Americans?
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• India
13 Dec 08
dear indojo,i stayed in Oman for about 8months as my hubby is employed there and returned back to india june 2008.Oman is such a lovely place where the roads are 5times broader than India.you can stay there for about 10-15 days after that you would get bugged up,it is a place well suited for elders as it is very peaceful.Lulu hypermarket is a supermarket where you get things from a matchbox to a diamond jewellery it has 3-4 branches in major cities.Muscat is the capital of Oman is a beautiful place where you could find indian restaurants like saravanabhavan,kamat,woodlands.Ruwi a place where the indianembassy is located one can get gift articles at a lower price.sultan Qaboos palace is a must to visit.turtle beach located in sur is best visited during the months of september and october.major cities are sur,sallalah,sohar,ibri,ibra,nizwa etc.Oman coffeshops serve shourma a snack which is popular in Oman.Omani women look pretty and wear a long black purdah sometimes covering their faces and the men wear a long white nigty a turban like cloth in their head.Oman beaches are very clean and people can go for fishing at a short distance.Oman is also famous for its dates and petrol,the cost of petrol is 8 litres for 1rial(rs100)so you can very well enjoy car journey.people own cars and you cannot find much 2wheelers there.Dubai is about 4-5 hours away from Oman so better dont mis visiting Dubai.electronic goods are very low in price.so have a great journey and please do mail me after returning from Oman.
@Indojo (242)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Hi, What did you mean after 15 days you would get bugged up? Do women have to cover their hair?
@maximax8 (30066)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 08
I think that Oman would be an exciting and worthwhile destination. I haven't been there yet but would do so if I was living in India. I think you could look at the Internet to check how safe it is there at the moment. I am British and I have met many Americans whilst traveling. One of my old colleagues went to Oman in the early 90s and he really liked it there.
@Indojo (242)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I really want to see the middle east while we are in this part of the world. I'm just wondering about how safe it is, especially for women. I want to see Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Oman, etc. I plan to stay away from countries like Saudi Arabia but I would really like to see Iran...I just don't know how I can justify the risk to my 3 year old daughter.