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Gay Guide Oman
Homosexuality in the Sultanate of Oman is illegal according to § 33 of the penal code and can be punished with a jail sentence of up to 3 years. In Oman it is said that cases only get to court if "public scandal" is involved. We have no further information regarding homosexuality in Oman.
Cities in Oman
Location: Southeastern Arabian peninsula
International country code: 968 (no area codes)
Language: Arabic (official) along with English, Farsi & Urdu
Area: 309,500 km² /119,502 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Rial Omani (RO) = 1,000 Baizas
Religions: 86% Muslim
Climate: Oman has a dry subtropical climate. The coastal areas are hot and humid from April to September while during summer the interior is hot and dry with temperatures as high as 54 degrees Celsius (130 degrees Fahrenheit).