UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Oman’s climate is one of the hottest in the world. Temperatures reach 130°F in the summer from April to October and rarely drop below 65°F in the cooler season from November to March. Average annual rainfall measures only 4 or 5 inches and occurs during December into April. Despite limited rainfall, however, humidity averages 65% to 80%. Summer monsoons create a tropical climate in the south.
Omani rial (OMR)
Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African
Birthday of Sultan QABOOS, 18 November (1940)
21 00 N, 57 00 E
Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE