How to call Oman (country code +968)

Calling to Oman

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digits ‘9’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Oman does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Oman (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used in Oman.

Dial all domestic phone numbers as they are listed.

seven to eight digits
local phone number

Omani phone numbers explained

Number details

Omani phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit represents whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone.

Land-line phone numbers being with a ‘2’. The second digit represents a geographic (area) of the country.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘9’. The second digit represents the mobile phone service provider.

An example of a Omani phone number

The Bait Al Zubair Museum lists its phone number in Muscat as +968 24 736 688.

Number explanation
96824736 688
country code for Omandesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a phone number in Muscatremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Muscat

Dial all the digits of the phone number as they are listed when calling from anywhere in the country.

24736 688
designates a land-line phone numberdesignates a phone number in Muscatremainder of the local phone number
Long distance example – calling from Mughsail, Oman (on the other side of the country)

Dial all the digits of the phone number as they are listed when calling from anywhere in the country.

24736 688
designates a land-line phone numberdesignates a phone number in Muscatremainder of the local phone number
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Oman)

Dial all the digits of the phone number as they are listed when calling from anywhere in the country.

24736 688
designates a land-line phone numberdesignates a phone number in Muscatremainder of the local phone number
International exmaple – calling from outside Oman

To call from outside Oman, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Oman’s country code of ‘968’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Oman

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Oman.

Administrative and regulatory

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