The currency used in Oman is Omani rials (RO, OR, OMR) and baizas (bz). Notes feature the image of Sultan Qaboos bin Said on one side and different cultural images on the reverse. The notes come in the following denominations: 50 (violet), 20 (dark green), 10 (brown), 5 (red), 1 (purple), ½ rial (brown/purple) and 100 baiza (light green). Both Arabic and English n umerals and text appear on the notes.
In the 1980s notes included an additional 200 baiza note denomination (blue/green) which is rarely seen these days.
Coins appear in 50, 25, 10 and 5 baiza denominations.
There are 1000 baiza to the rial. 1 rial 500 baiza is written as RO 1.500
The Rial is pegged to the US dollar ($) at an average rate of US$1 – RO 0.385
Exchange rates are of course variable but a recent conversion is given in the table below for demonstration.
A collection of ancient Omani currency can be viewed at Bait Al Adam Museum.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Oman but it is worth checking before you decide to order or make a purchase.
ATM Machines are situated in various locations throughout Oman; charges may be applied by your bank
Oman houses both local and international banks offering a range of banking services. In addition, various monetary exchange houses are available.
Banks are generally open Sunday to Thursday 08.00 to 14.00
|Foreign Currency (FC)||1 Unit FC = OMR||OMR 1 = FC|
|Australia||0.370 OMR||2.70378 AUD|
|Euro||0.503 OMR||1.98959 EUR|
|Hong Kong||0.049 OMR||20.1963 HKD|
|India||0.008 OMR||117.915 INR|
|Saudi Arabia||0.102 OMR||9.75173 SAR|
|Sri Lanka||0.003 OMR||289.054 LKR|
|Switzerland||0.383 OMR||2.61072 CHF|
|UAE||0.10 OMR||9.540 AED|
|UK||0.598 OMR||1.67178 GBP|
|USA||0.384 OMR||2.60010 USD|