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What transport to take in Oman

If you have planned to move around on foot as much as possible during your trip to Oman you will soon realise that this is not the best of ideas. Fortunately, there are enough different means of motor transport to choose from.

In town

If you are among those who love to discover a city at a leisurely pace on foot, you will quickly come to your senses during your trip to Oman. In the capital, Muscat, for example, the distances are so long and the sun beats so hard that even the hardiest walkers will find no pleasure in walking.

You then have the choice of taking the bus, but it is absolutely necessary to already know the city well because it is rather complicated to know which vehicle goes where.

It is the same thing with the minibus or shared taxis. Specify your destination well and make sure that you have made yourself understood if you don't want to find yourself miles away in the opposite of where you want to go.

The easiest and most convenient is to take a taxi. Once again, make sure that you have made yourself understood because few drivers speak English. Also negotiate the rate before starting because the taxis do not have meters.

In Oman

Between two cities

Faced with the enormous distances that await you in Oman you can take a coach, but only between the major cities or to the major tourist sites. Otherwise, the coach system is not very well developed. This is because many Omanis have their own car.

It is also the ideal way to discover the country at your own pace. You can rent a vehicle to drive yourself or you can also hire the services of a driver.

If you want to spend the least amount of time possible on the road, you can also travel by air. However, there are not many domestic connections and from Muscat you can only reach the cities of Khasab or Salalah.

David Debrincat
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Updated 24 November 2015
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