is any dress code for oman

Hi everyone...I’m traveling to Oman in March. I would like to know the do’s and dont’s with what to wear. Now I’m a Latina and love my bikini on the beach. Love my sun dresses and shorts with sleeveless tops. Is that a DON’T??


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The above poster gave great advice. In hotels and hotel beaches/swimming pools, I think it's fine. Outside of that in more local places, I know the local people would appreciate more coverage. Omanis are typically super accommodating and wouldn't make a fuss about it, but they do appreciate a respectful approach.

One thing I do to help make these transitions easier is to dress in layers, or pack a large, light scarf or sarong to easily wrap around your waist or cover your shoulders. If you visit a traditional mosque (there are some beautiful ones!) you may even use it to cover your hair. They're very handy!

Enjoy your time in Oman!


Although this is about Dubai many of the same suggestions apply to Muscat. However it is very unusual to see women in bikinis on the public beaches and you may find that you attract quite a few stares. If your hotel has a private beach (not many do) or you are sunbathing around the hotel swimming pool a bikini is fine. Obviously some kind of sundress or similar is required when you go back to your room through the hotel. You will see some women in malls with bare shoulders and ‘short’ shorts or skirts but this, too, is unusual. Most respect the local culture and tend to cover shoulders and knees when out in public.

is any dress code for oman


Kiran madhav

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