MoT stated, ‘Every visitor ought to respect local customs and traditions and dress modestly. Men and ladies ought to make sure their dresses cover knees and shoulders.
‘Keep noise to minimum, take permission just before clicking photographs of individuals or getting into private house, aid maintain Oman gorgeous and dispose off litter in bins. Ensure your tourist guide has a licence issued by us.’
The ministry stated guests should shield wildlife and plants. ‘Please do not choose fruits or vegetables as villagers rely on them for their livelihood. Do not contaminate any water supply. Villagers rely on conventional water systems for drinking and agriculture purposes.
‘Stick to designated paths when exploring villages and surrounding areas. Park your vehicles in designated areas to ensure villagers are not inconvenienced, always camp on a high ground and avoid wadis which are susceptible to flash flooding,’ MoT stated.
MoT has stated that guests should enter desert places only with a licensed tour guide.
‘Carry a GPS and ensure all necessary safety and travel equipment are in place. We recommend you to travel in groups with more than one vehicle,’ MoT added.
The ministry has advised individuals to use only 4WDs for off-road travel across Oman.
‘Please do not travel off-road alone. Carry spare tyres and there should be enough supplies of food, water and fuel to last the journey. Notify friends or relatives of your plans and expected time of return,’ MoT stated.
MoT advised that only licensed boats ought to be hired for sea trips. ‘A life vest must be available for each passenger.’
It has stated that trekkers should be completely conscious of the difficulty level of a trail just before setting off. ‘Ensure you are wearing right shoes and carry adequate food and water. Do not trek alone.’
Information Source: Muscat Daily