Oman adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Oman?

Power adapters for Oman

If organizing to travel to Oman it is useful to know in advance if you can charge any essential devices such as cell phones and cameras when you arrive at your hotel. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Oman you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Oman. This page contains links to step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your devices when you're visiting Oman using their Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Omanis. Most power adapters will change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections global power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Oman?

The best power adapter for Oman will be a Type G power adapter which is suitable for powering any 240 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Oman?

What is a power adapter for an Omani power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a power outlet in Oman to accept a power plug from a foreign region. [3]

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Oman?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Omani power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need to bring a step down power converter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Oman?

If the type of electric outlet in Oman outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Oman

What does a power adapter for Oman do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their electrical devices in Oman by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter in Oman

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Oman

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Oman in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Oman in the UK

Oman to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. Wikipedia - Omani Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price £15-£20.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor