- Are credit cards widely accepted in Oman?
Yes, credit cards are widely accepted throughout Oman and there are usually plenty of ATMs in all major cities.
- Why is the OMR currency so valuable?
One reason for the strength of the OMR is that it is pegged to the USD. 1 Rial has been worth 2.60 USD since 1986. The reason for the peg is that oil is valued in USD and Oman produces vast amounts of oil.
- What is the symbol used for the Omani rial?
The symbol for the Omani rial is ﷼
The Low Down on Omani Currency
Central Bank of Oman
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100 baisa, 200 baisa, 1⁄2, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 rials
5, 10, 25, 50 baisa
The official currency in Oman is the rial which is abbreviated to the currency code OMR.
The Omani rial is the 3rd highest valued currency in the world and was introduced in 1973.
Before 1940 the Indian rupee and the Maria Theresa thaler were the main currencies that circulated within Muscat and Oman.
The Central Bank of Oman has been issuing the rial since 1977.
The most commonly-used bills for rial are the 100 baisa and the ½, 1, 5, 10, 20 & 50 rial notes; and 1 rial is subdivided into 1000 baisa.
What to spend your rials on**:
4WD pass into Wabar archaeological park
Cheap street food meal
Local bus ticket
A dozen eggs
Must-sees in Oman
Buying rial online is easy
Order rial online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Rial Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
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- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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