Arab Region Internet & Telecom Summit
Muscat (Oman), 28-30 May 2001
 

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INFORMATION NOTE

I. VENUE OF THE WORKSHOP

Muscat Inter-Continental
PO Box 398, Muscat 114, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: +968 600 500
Fax: +968 600 012
E-mail: muscat@interconti.com

The Muscat Inter-Continental is a beach-front hotel, close to the main business district and just 15 minutes from the airport. It is also in the heart of the residential, government and diplomatic area.

II. WORKING LANGUAGE
The meeting will be conducted in English.

III. DELEGATES’ REGISTRATION AND DOCUMENTS DISTRIBUTION
Delegates’ registration and document distribution will begin on Sunday 27 May from 16h00 – 18h00.

IV. WORKING HOURS
The opening ceremony will take place on Monday 28 May at 09h00. Working hours will be as follows: 09h00 – 12h30 and 14h00 - 17h30

V. RESERVATION OF HOTEL ROOMS
Please contact the hotels directely. For further information see the list of hotels.

VI. TRANSPORTATION
OmanTel will provide transportation to and from the airport. Please send your travel details to Mr. Al-Harthy.

VII. VISA REQUIREMENTS
A valid passport is obligatory. Unless you are a citizen of the GCC (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain or Qatar), you need a visa to enter Oman and it is valid for one entry, it cannot be extended.

Visas can be obtained at Omani embassies or consulates. In case of any visa difficulties, please contact Mr. Mohammed Nasser Al. Harthy, Director of International Relations, OmanTel (Tel:+968 632 342, Mobile phone: 968 9374232 Fax: +968 684579 or E-mail: coordination@omantel.co.om).

VIII. CLIMATE
Dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south. Temperate months of mid-October to mid-March are the best times to visit.

For more information, please consult: http://www.omaninfo.com/oman/climate.html

IX. ELECTRICAL CURRENT
220/240 V, 50 Hz.

X. CURRENCY
Rate
in February 2001: 1 US$ = 0.385 Omani Rial.

XI. LOCAL TIME
The local time is GMT + 4 hours.

XII. VACCINATIONS
Participants are requested to check with the health authorities in their respective countries concerning vaccinations.

 

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