Clothing and Equipment List

 

Dolphins and Dunes

 

Although Western clothing is quite acceptable, Omanis are generally more traditional in the way they dress. Out of respect for local culture please dress conservatively i.e. no sleeveless or low cut tops etc. Although shorts are accepted in main tourist areas, they (and skirts) should reach at least to the knee. Women should cover their heads, arms and legs when entering religious buildings. 

The following list of clothing and equipment is intended to be fairly comprehensive and experienced travellers may well take a good deal less luggage than we recommend

 

Documents

·          Passport - including appropriate visas

·          Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)

·          Airline tickets

·          Additional passport photos

·          Travel insurance details

·          Emergency contact numbers

·          Trip information and itinerary

·          Cash, credit/debit cards, money security belt/pouch

 

Clothing

·          Strong sandals (all purpose wear)

·          Walking shoes or trainers

·          T-shirts

·          Long sleeved shirt

·          Long casual trousers

·          Shorts/short trousers

·          Fleece or sweatshirt

·          Warm jacket

·          Lightweight waterproof jacket

·          Swimwear

·          Sunhat (styled to cover face, ears and neck)

 

Equipment

·          Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

·          Lightweight daypack

·          Sunglasses

·          Camera, memory card(s)

·          Universal travel adaptor

·          Insect repellent

·          Personal first aid kit

·          Washing kit (wet wipes, dry anti-bacterial hand wash)

·          Loo kit (toilet paper/tissues)

·          Sunscreen

·          Torch and batteries

·          Towel

 

The following items can also be useful:

 

·          Face wipes

·          Moisturising cream

·          Snacks/energy bars

·          Padlock for your bags

·          Small mirror

·          Spare glasses/contact lenses

·          Earplugs (against snorers!)

·          Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)

 

These items are also useful but don’t pack them in your hand luggage – put them in your main bag only!

 

·          Penknife/small scissors

·          Safety pins

·          Small sewing/repair kit

·          Nail clippers

 

Personal First Aid Kit
Your tour leader will be first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit. However, we recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.


Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags.
You may require a letter from your Doctor confirming this medication is for you.

 

For details regarding hand luggage restrictions please visit www.baa.com