Essential info for Oman

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Population: About 3.5The flag of Oman million

Major religions: Islam

Capital city: Muscat (and largest city)

Legal system: Islamic absolute monarchy

Main languages: Arabic (official), English (business)

Time: GMT +4

Electricity: 240V, 50Hz. British-style three-point bladed plugs ('type G' plugs) and round two-pin plugs are used.

Currency: The Omani Rial (OMR), divided into 1000 baiza.

Tipping: In restaurants, 10 to 15 percent where a service charge has not been added, otherwise 5 percent. Round up taxi fare by a couple of rials.

International dialling code: +968

Emergency numbers: 999 

Internet domain: .om

Drives on the: Right

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