The currency of Oman is the Omani Rial (OMR) divided into 1,000 baisa. Notes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 rials, and 500, 250, 200 and 100 baiza. Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, exchange bureaux, hotels and at the airport. Outside banking hours, moneychangers operate between 4pm and 7pm in the evenings and at weekends. US Dollars are recommended. American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are readily accepted in large shops and hotels and by an increasing number of traders in the souq. Most banks in cities and towns have ATMs.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Oman||OMR 1||OMR 5||OMR 10||OMR 100||OMR 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 2.51||A$ 12.57||A$ 25.14||A$ 251.36||A$ 2,513.59|
|Canada||C$ 2.64||C$ 13.22||C$ 26.44||C$ 264.38||C$ 2,643.80|
|Ireland||€ 2.05||€ 10.23||€ 20.45||€ 204.53||€ 2,045.30|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 3.26||NZ$ 16.32||NZ$ 32.63||NZ$ 326.30||NZ$ 3,263.01|
|South Africa||R 21.89||R 109.46||R 218.92||R 2,189.23||R 21,892.31|
|United Kingdom||£ 1.69||£ 8.46||£ 16.91||£ 169.12||£ 1,691.17|
|United States of America||US$ 2.59||US$ 12.94||US$ 25.89||US$ 258.87||US$ 2,588.66|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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