Thanks SonofBB - i did pay 8rial from airport which is fine. I am now here and apart from jetlag and very pleased to be here. It looks amazing and very beautiful from the photos and I have already booked a trip to visit a wadi, snorkelling and am thinking of staying on to spend a night in the desert and visit turles. This is much better than Dubai! Cant wait to get to Grand Mosque and learn more about the culture! Thanks so much!