An Ideal Place for your next Film Production
Our SCREEN OMAN Production Guide will help you with all aspects of filming in Oman – from Script to Screen!
Oman is one of the safest and most relaxing countries to visit, as well as being home to some of the most welcoming people in the world!
Oman has often been referred to as the “Real Arabia.”
It is an ancient culture which has been beautifully preserved. It is the country on Earth made mostly of oceanic crust and rocks from the earth´s mantle.
Situated on the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman offers diverse and spectacular locations, including, arid landscapes, rocky canyons, sand dunes, wadis, beaches, old forts, palaces, mosques, modern and traditional architecture to name a few.
SCREEN OMAN supports both National and International Film Productions, whatever the type and size of your project.
Summer: June to August
Autumn: September to November
Winter: December to February
Spring: March to May
The climate in Oman can be described as sub-tropical dry. It is a hot, desert climate with low annual rainfall.
Summer (June to August) has very low rainfall.
The daily maximum temperatures can easily reach 40°C or higher.
Winter tends to be cooler, with the occasional rainfall. Spring and autumn are warm, mostly dry and pleasant, with maximum temperatures averaging between 25°C and 35°C, and cooler night temperatures between 15°C and 22°C.
The state religion of the Sultanate of Oman is a less widespread form of Islam known as Ibadism. The Ibadism doctrine places a great importance on pacificism, tolerance and leniency.
Non-Muslims are absolutely welcome to visit, and have historically been able to freely practice their own religions in Oman.
Omani cuisine reflects our rich ethnic and tribal mix. Omani chefs blend flavors from the Arabian and Indian sub-continents in dishes such as grilled mishkak, kebabs, shuwwa, and hares. Although Oman is an Islamic country, independent restaurants are permitted to apply for a license to serve alcohol. International hotels and luxury resorts typically serve alcohol.
According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, Oman is one of the safest countries in the world (currently 4th position).
Oman´s national currency is the Oman Rial (OMR), with the lower denominations known as “Baisa”. Rial notes ranges from OMR 1 to OMR 5’, while Baisas are available in note form in denominations of 100 and 500 with 1,000 Baisa equating to One Rial.
Coins are also available in 5, 10, 25, and 50 Baisa denominations, but may not be accepted at all stores and outlets.
The Omani Rial is the third highest value currency in the world, and the Central Bank of Oman provides updated information on foreign exchange rates and the history of the currency. Most banks in Oman provide Visa or Mastercard facilities through their branches and ATMs.
Omani Rial (OMR)
GMT + 4 hours
Officially, Arabic is the formal language. However, English language is also widely spoken in the region.
Muscat International Airport,
and Salalah International Airport
Khazaen Dry Port (OM KDP), Sohar Port (OM SOH), Al Suwaiq Port (OM SUW), and Salalah Port (OM SLL)
Oman´s extraordinary landscapes, together with its architectural and interior locations, make the perfect backdrop for your production!
New roads built throughout spectacular arid mountain landscapes make for impressive car commercials and car chase scene locations