"Interaction" Top 5 Page for this destination Oman Local Custom Tip by JohnniOmani

Oman Local Customs: 39 reviews and 26 photos

Many tourists think that they can safely interact with women in the Gulf because they base it on their experiences in more liberal societies such as in Lebanon or some areas of Egypt or Jordan. Make no mistake, Oman is one of the most conservative countries on earth and the only way you will interact whatsoever is when you speak with cashiers etc in the service industry. You should never speak or confront women in public as this is a major taboo. Women can speak with local women but women only interact in public with their family members. Just take the lead from your surroundings and you will do fine.

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  • Written Jul 4, 2006
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