Filming in Oman

WHY FILM HERE?

Oman is one of the safest and most relaxing countries to visit and is home to some of the most welcoming people in the world.

  • Oman is one of the safest countries in the world and crime is low
  • Internationally connected
  • Stable weather - an entire year of sunshine.
  • Talented and innovative film crew
  • Great aerial and underwater teams
  • Infrastructure with capacity, such as quality hotels,
  • restaurants and transport
  • 5 star hotels and a modern infrastructure as well as affordable accommodation choices
  • Locals are open minded, peaceful and English speaking

ABOUT OMAN

Oman is often referred to as the ‘true Arabia’ because its ancient culture has been so beautifully preserved. It’s the only 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 Productions Filming in Oman whatever the type or size of your project.

Filming In Oman - Screen Oman

CLIMATE

Summer: June-August

Autumn: September-November

Winter: December to February

Spring: March-May

 

The Climate of Oman can be described as subtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall.

Summer (June to August) is very low rainfall.

Daily maximum temperatures can reach easily 40°C or more.

Winter is cooler with occasional rainfall. Spring and autumn are warm, mostly dry and pleasant, with maximum temperatures between 25°C and 35°C and cooler night Temperatures between 15 and 22°C.

Wadi Dyqah in Oman
Nizwa fort in Oman

Religion

The state religion of the Sultanate of Oman is a less widespread form of Islam known as Ibadism whose doctrine places great importance on pacifism, tolerance and leniency. Non-Muslims are absolutely welcome to visit, and have historically been able to freely practice their own religions openly in Oman.

Food & Alcohol

Omani cuisine reflects our rich ethnic and tribal mix. Omani chefs blend flavours from the Arabian and Indian subcontinents in dishes such as grilled mishkak kebabs, shuwwa and harees. 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.

Safety

According to a report by the World Economic Forum, Oman is one of the safest countries in the world (3rd position). It also has a score of – according to the World Terror Index.

CURRENCY

Oman’s national currency is the Omani Rial (OMR), with the lower denominations known as ‘Baisa’. Rial notes range from OMR 1 to OMR 50, 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.

Key Facts

Omani Rial (OMR)

Muscat

GMT + 4 hours

5,402,875
Officially, Arabic is the formal language. However, English language is also widely spoken in the region

Muscat International Airport,
Sohar Airport,
and Salalah International Airport

Khazaen Dry Port (OM KDP), Sohar Port (OM SOH), Al Suwaiq Port (OM SUW), and Salalah Port (OM SLL)

National Day (18th Nov), Eid-Fitr, Eid-Adha, Prophet Mohammed birthday, Hijri New Year, Isra wa AlMiraj
309,500 sq km
Sunday to Thursday
Free Trade Agreement (FDA) with US and Singapore, active member in GAFTA, active member in the WTO

Extraordinary Landscapes and buildings

Omans extraordinary landscapes, architectural and interior locations make the perfect backdrop for your production! New roads built through spectacular arid mountain landscapes make for great car commercials and car chase scene locations.