5 Things You MUST Keep In Mind While Driving To Oman From Dubai

by Ishita Agarwal
5 Things You MUST Keep In Mind While Driving To Oman From Dubai

Oman has just opened its borders to tourists, and if you are thinking of taking a road trip to Oman, the following advice will be very helpful to you. However, before you go ahead and put the finishing touches on things, we strongly suggest you verify the guidelines online. So, here are the 5 things you must keep in mind while driving to Oman from Dubai. 

1. Your Car Insurance Should Cover The Cost Of The Trip 

If your policy does not allow you to drive in Oman, you may get temporary insurance at the border crossing, although this usually only covers damage to third parties. To enter the Sultanate of Oman, you’ll need an Oman visa, which you can get in advance online or at the airport if you’re qualified. It’s possible to save time at the border if you apply online, but you’ll need at least five days’ notice. 


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2. Obtaining The Orange Card Is A Must 

Ensure you have an orange card from your insurance carrier if you want to drive your automobile from the United Arab Emirates to Oman. When travelling in GAIF nations, this card acts as insurance. There are two ways to receive an orange card for your automobile in the Sultanate: free of charge or for a price. 

3. Apply For An Online Visa Before Your Trip 

Before going to Oman, you should apply for an e-visa online to expedite the process of obtaining a visit visa. You may also obtain visas upon arrival. However, this is subject to change based on the validity of your passport (not all countries are eligible). The typical processing time for an Oman e-visa is 24 hours. However, it may take as long as four working days to complete. 

You can receive an Oman visa in minutes, hours or days, based on my experience with many applications. To be on the safe side, submit your application at least a week before your departure. An Oman e-visa never took me more than five days to get. 

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4. Photography Is Not Allowed At The Border 

Because taking pictures or making recordings at the border is prohibited, you must keep your phone safely stored in your vehicle. 


5. Carry Vaccine Certificate With You 

Before crossing the border into Oman, you must have a negative PCR test result that you obtained within 72 hours. There must be a QR code on the PCR result. Before your journey to Oman, fill out a Travel Authorization System form. Vaccination records and your most recent PCR test results will be required. However, you may still fill up this form at the border for a price of 25 AED. 

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