What should I wear in Oman

Your suitable holiday clothes for Oman:

Light summer clothing is sufficient all year round in Oman. Especially in the winter months (November to February) it can cool down in the evening, so a light sweater or jacket should not be missing in your luggage.

When choosing the Holiday wardrobe one should respect the customary Muslim customs, i.e. pack clothes that completely cover the shoulders, upper arms and knees, for women the legs, the clothes should not be tight or wide cut. Wearing a head veil like when traveling to Iran is not an issue in Oman. Only for Visits to mosques Both women and men have to cover themselves completely (except for hands, feet and face.) If you plan to visit a mosque, it is practical to wear shoes that are easy to slip out of, because these have to be taken off.

For women, we recommend shirts over which you pull light blouses or light knitwear, plus three-quarter-length skirts or light trousers that go at least below the knees. For men, summer shirts and light cloth trousers are the right wardrobe. Because of the heat, loose clothing with a high proportion of natural fibers and light colors is more comfortable and protects against the sun. Light neckerchiefs or scarves are also practical, as they can be used both as protection from the sun and from drafts from air conditioning systems that are set too cold.

At the turn of the year it can be in High mountains (Jebel Shams, Jebel Akhdar) cool down to 0 degrees - even in the desert it can get cold at night - therefore a warm sweater / fleece jacket / light down jacket should be in the luggage if these regions should be planned on the trip. During the day the sun always warms.

For excursions into the mountains, you should wear sturdy, ankle-high boots Footwear think - for the wadis, water-compatible shoes or trekking sandals or good bathing shoes are recommended. Solid sandals or light sneakers or trekking shoes are generally recommended, since when visiting most fortresses, sights and markets you have to expect uneven steps and rather stony streets.

For hikes in the desert or in the mountains, it is strongly advised to have one Headgear to the Protection from the sun to wear - a cap or a sun hat. The sun exposure is intense even in winter.

Omanis themselves attach great importance to a Well-groomed appearance, Your Dishdashas are always perfectly pure and have creases and they are surrounded by a fragrant cloud of perfume - even at 45 degrees in the shade - you should also keep this in mind when putting together your travel wardrobe. In a worn-out trekking shirt, you can quickly feel underdressed as soon as you come into contact with locals.

The correct one Swimwear for men on public beach are the Bermuda shorts, one-piece swimsuits for women (more conservative cut). Immediately after bathing, women should put on at least one beach dress. If you don't have a swimsuit, you should wear a shirt over your bikini, functional sports shirts are best here.

For the locals, strolling on the beaches in a bikini outside the hotel resort, as it happens again and again at Salalah, is like walking through a pedestrian zone in a German city center completely unclothed - so absolutely inappropriate!

In the bathing area of ​​your hotel it is of course possible to sunbathe in a bathing suit or bikini, but never "topless".