There are regular daily buses connecting the bigger cities (like Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, and Nizwa) within Oman. There are taxis that will take you around the city for negotiated fares. There are also call/telephone taxi services if you want a private service.
You could drive around in Oman with your own or rented car.
ATMs are easily accessible at the airport, and all over Muscat; however, not all of them accept foreign cards.
Shopping and Dining in Oman
There are a number of souks or markets, souvenir shops, and shopping malls in Oman. Presently, there are several boutiques and retail outlets that carry foreign brands and labels.
There is also a wide range of dining places and restaurants in Oman. While there are a number of restaurants that serve local fare (Arabic, Lebanese, Turkish and Indian), American fast food chains have, in recent years, entered the local food scene.
Oman offers an extensive range of accommodation—from budget hotels, holiday villas and resorts, to five-star hotels. As Oman is targeting high-end tourists, it is building more hotels and resorts that cater to this market.
You could make your stay more comfortable and memorable by booking at the InterContinental Muscat, the Official Hotel of OGWA 2014. Should you require assistance in booking arrangements for the duration of your stay in Muscat, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a non-GCC national, a visa is required for entry in the Sultanate of Oman. The visa may be issued upon arrival or obtained in advance from Oman's diplomatic and commercial missions worldwide.
As part of the varied services we offer to all our exhibitors, we will take care of all matters relating to the
processing of your visa. This would enable you to concentrate more on your participation in OGWA 2014.