Oman Currency & Exchange


The currency used in Oman is Omani rials (RO, OR, OMR) and baizas (bz). Notes feature the image of Sultan Qaboos bin Said on one side and different cultural images on the reverse.

  Live Currency Exchange

The notes come in the following denominations: 50 (violet), 20 (dark green), 10 (brown), 5 (red), 1 (purple), ½ rial (brown/purple) and 100 baiza (light green). Both Arabic and English n umerals and text appear on the notes.

In the 1980s notes included an additional 200 baiza note denomination (blue/green) which is rarely seen these days.

Coins appear in 50, 25, 10 and 5 baiza denominations. There are 1000 baiza to the rial. 1 rial 500 baiza is written as RO 1.500


The Rial is pegged to the US dollar ($) at an average rate of US$1 – RO 0.385

A collection of ancient Omani currency can be viewed at Bait Al Adam Museum.

Credit cards are widely accepted in Oman but it is worth checking before you decide to order or make a purchase.

ATM Machines are situated in various locations throughout Oman; charges may be applied by your bank.

Oman houses both local and international banks offering a range of banking services. In addition, various monetary exchange houses are available.

Banks are generally open Sunday to Thursday 08.00 to 14.00