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Come to Oman

Oman is a culturally diverse nation that is rich in history, and blessed with natural beauty and environmental diversity. OmanThe country is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites – including megaliths that pre-date the Egyptian pyramids.

Oman’s unspoilt natural landscape consists of spectacular mountains and a beautiful natural coastline. Whales, dolphins and turtles are abundant in Omani waters, making it one of the most popular diving destinations in the region.


“Oman is the obvious choice for those seeking out the modern face of Arabia while wanting still to sense its ancient soul”
Lonely Planet 2019


We have further information on Oman’s attractions.

Congress venue

The brand-new, purpose-built Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is a world-class facility perfectly suited to host international conventions, exhibitions and business events. Features include:

  • Tiered-auditorium seating 3,200 delegates
  • Over 60 meeting spaces
  • 22,000 square metres of flat floor column free space on the same level.

Located in its own fully integrated business precinct, the OCEC is situated in landscaped gardens and water features and overlooks a Wadi, a haven for Oman’s exotic bird life.

Despite this tranquil location, the Centre is easily reachable from Muscat, and is only 10 minutes from the new Muscat International Airport.

The venue will be among the first to be built to meet the rigorous Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It incorporates expansive concourse areas to enable flow of large delegations with floor to ceiling windows.

Getting to Oman

Muscat International Airport is just 10 minutes from the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. The recently expanded and developed airport won the prestigious title of the World's Leading New Airport in 2018.

Oman is easily accessible, with approximate flights time of:

  • three hours from India
  • one hour from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar.
  • seven hours from Central Europe
  • eight hours from Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo
  • 13–15 hours from the East Coast of America and Oceania

The nation’s award-winning carrier Oman Air connects the Sultanate to more than 54 global destinations and is offering an exclusive discount to delegates – more information is available once you register.

Visa information

To obtain a visa, all visitors must have a passport valid for more than six months.

Tourist visas can be issued on arrival at Muscat International Airport to passport holders of more than 66 countries for up to 30 days. However, we recommend you apply in advance to avoid queues and any issues.

Residents of GCC countries do not need a visa, and all other countries may apply online for tourist visas directly with the Royal Oman Police, or your preferred travel agent.

Key dates


For all enquiries regarding RCOG World Congress 2020 contact MCI, our Congress Secretariat:


Phone: +971 (0) 4 311 6300

Office Hours: Sunday to Thursday | 09:00 to 18:00 | Dubai Local Time (GMT +4)