Oman Communication

Phone

968 is the country code for Oman. Public phones are hard to find in Oman. So it’s wise to bring your mobile with you and check the relevant charges before you leave. Alternative choice would be acquiring a local SIM card, which will give you cheap local and international calls. The pre-paid Nawras Mousbak scheme is the easiest to use. Nawras is the leading local phone operator. Other operators include Oman Mobile and Samatel.

Language

The national language is Arabic, but most Omanis can speak good English, particularly in major tourist areas and cities. Thus, most traveller should have no language difficulties here unless really off the beaten track. In the southern Zufar (Dhofar) region, Jibbali , an indigenous Semitic language, is spoken, while the related Mehri language and other rarer languages are also found elsewhere in the country. Swahili and Balochi are languages spoken by long-established ethnic minorities in Oman, especially in the capital, Muscat.

Internet

968 is the country code for Oman. Public phones are hard to find in Oman. So it’s wise to bring your mobile with you and check the relevant charges before you leave. Alternative choice would be acquiring a local SIM card, which will give you cheap local and international calls. The pre-paid Nawras Mousbak scheme is the easiest to use. Nawras is the leading local phone operator. Other operators include Oman Mobile and Samatel.