People & language
Arabic is, of course, the national language, but many Omanis speak good English and a considerable amount of Omanis also speak Swahili and Hindi. There are also various other indigenous languages such as Jabbali in the Dhofar region and Kumzari and Shihhi Arabic found in Musandam. There is a sizeable Indian immigrant population, so you will also hear a lot of Hindi spoken.
The most common greeting is Salam alaykum , or ‘Peace be upon you’
The most common reply is Wa alaykum as-salam , meaning ‘And upon you be peace’