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Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

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Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

What are the rules on bringing duty free alcohol into Oman 1 litre spirit?

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1. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

The airport website states that the limit is two bottles of spirits (for a maximum of 2 liters) or 24 cans.

www.omanairports.co.om/Page.aspx…

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2. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

And there is a Duty Free on Arrival after Passport control and before luggage carousel.

Prices here

muscatdutyfree.com/categories/…scotch-whiskey

Booze is unavailable outside of hotels and expensive in them (see Shangri-La reviews) so do stock up.

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I was gallivanting through Oman in 2009 and back then beer at Sur Beach Hotel was quite cheap. They served 1/2 L cans and the hotel bar was full of inebriated Arabs watching the champions league. First floor had a stage with a Filipino cover band. All in all a great recipe for a hilarious evening.

We found a similar place in Nizwa so there's really no need to sit in a boring Hilton or Crown Plaza if you want to have a beer.

But yes, do stock up as well. Makes the 12h bus ride from Muscat to Salalah a lot more bearable.

Have fun.

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4. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

Alcohol can be purchased in Oman outside the hotels if you are a resident with an alcohol licence. Tourists cannot get this. You can bring 2 Liters in any form.

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5. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

As said above you may buy 2 L bottles of spirit / wine or 24 cans of beer. Only restriction is Muslims are not allowed to buy alcohol in Oman.

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6. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

But on the airport-website also is written:

"Any items over these allowances must be declared to customs"

What will happen, when I declare 5 bottles of wine? Do you know how much the duty is?

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7. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

As far as Alcohol concern, you cannot carry more than the allowed quantity. Customs will seize the excess quantity with a warning. Avoid if you don't want trouble.

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8. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

OK, thank you. So maybe I misunderstood this sentence on the airport-website.

I would not bring more alcohol, I only was curious.

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9. Re: Bringing duty free alcohol into Oman

There is a DF on arrival after passport and before luggage carousels.

The two of us bought 4 bottles of wine and a litre of Bombay Sapphire = 4 litres,our combined allowance.

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