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Planning your trip to Oman
Holiday Budget Calculator
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About the currency
Coins and notes
Omani currency is easy to understand – just remember that baisas are like cents (except 1,000 of them instead of 100), and rials are like dollars. That’s all there is to it really. You can get 10c, 25c, 50c, 100c, $¼ and $½ coins in Oman, and 50c, $½, $1, $5, $10, $25 and $100 banknotes (there’s also a now-discontinued $200 banknote, but it’s not often seen).
Facts about the currency
- The Omani rial is divided into 1,000 baisa and is pegged to the US dollar.
- In Oman, the only foreign currency restriction in place applies to the Israeli new shekel, which is prohibited from being brought into the country.
- Before 1940, the Indian rupee and the Maria Theresa thaler were the main currencies used in Oman.
- The Omani rial was only introduced in 1972, after a regime change.
- The Central Bank of Oman operates a Currency Museum in its headquarters building.
- A new 1 rial banknote is in circulation alongside the 1970 version, which is still accepted.
- The 100 baisa and 20 rial notes are both green in colour, but the former is much smaller so that you can tell them apart easily.
Check out the exchange rate between the currencies. Want to wait for a particular rate? Simply sign up for a currency alert and we’ll give you a heads up when the Omani Rials has hit the magic number.