Currency

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Oman’s national currency is the Omani Rial (OMR), with the lower denominations known as ‘Baisa’. Rial notes range from OMR 50 to OMR 1, while Baisas are available in denominations of 100, 200, and 500 with 1,000 Baisa equating to One Rial. Coins are also available but may not be accepted at all stores and outlets.

The Central Bank of Oman provides updated information on foreign exchange rates and the history of the currency. Most banks in Oman do provide Visa or Mastercard facilities through their branches and ATMs.