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SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia

21 - 23 March 2016

Muscat, Oman | Golden Tulip Hotel

About Sultanate of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman borders the United Arab Emirates in the northwest, Saudi Arabia in the west and Yemen in the southwest. Muscat is the capital and largest city with the rocky Western Al Hajar Mountains dominating the landscape. The city lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman.

Language

While Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken, especially for business purposes.

Currency

The riyal (OMR) is the official currency of the Sultanate of Oman. It is divided into 1,000 baizas. The exchange rate is OMR 1 = USD 2.59 approximately.

Time Zone

GMT + four (4) hours

Climate

Muscat features a hot, arid climate with long and very hot summers and warm winter months. Annual rainfall in Muscat averages 100 mm (3.9 in), falling mostly in January. Temperatures reach 27 °C (81 °F) in January and February and 54 °C (129.2 °F) in the hot season, from May to September.

Suggested Wardrobe

Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for air conditioned premises. Women are usually advised to dress modestly.

Emergency Phone Number

Emergency Services: 999