Oman Money

Currency

The currency of Oman is the rial (OMR), subdivided into 1000 baiza (“bz”). Banknotes come in denomination of 100, 200 and 500 baiza and in 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 rials (there are two types of one-rial note, coloured either red or brown). Coins are denominated in 5, 10, 25 and 50 baiza.

There are many ATMs and banks all over the country. You can change travellers’ cheques or foreign currency at the counters inside the airport and at money exchanges, banks, or upmarket hotels, which is usually at poor rates.

Tipping

Giving a tip at a restaurant is not really been part of the Omani culture. But some upscale restaurants may tack on a service charge to your bill, though it is not for the wait staff. Thus it is appreciated if you tip someone who extends a courtesy or provides an extra service, sometimes round up to the next integer or let them keep the change.