OMAN QUADRUPLES TOURIST VISA FEES
Your weekend escapes to Oman just got four times more expensive. The visa that earlier cost 5 Omani rials (Dh48) will now be 20 Omani rials (Dh190) after the government hiked prices of short-stay tourist visas. There’s also been an increase in the length of the short-stay visa, from 10 days to a month. The price hike follows Oman’s introduction of e-visas for tourists from Iran, India, China and Russia. Hotels with three, four and five-star ratings can also submit applications for their guests.