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Looking to head out of UAE for a holiday but on a budget? Head to the land of frankincense, Oman, for as low as AED 90 for a return trip.
What Is It?
Oman, officially known as the Sultanate Of Oman, shares its borders with the UAE, Saudi Arabia & Yemen. This gorgeous mountainous country is filled with natural beauty that is surrounded by stunning untouched beaches and abundance of frankincense. Unlike Dubai, you will not be able to spot high rise buildings here. If you’re looking for a budget getaway then get on a bus from Dubai to Oman which will cost you AED 90 for a return trip and head out for a peaceful nature-filled adventure trip.
We suggest tickets be purchased a week in advance at ONTC in Deira bus stop near Caravan restaurant. There are 2 bus transport services namely, Mwasalat & Al Khanjary. We chose to take Mwasalat, Oman’s national bus service. Bus timings are 7:30 am, 3:30 pm and 11 pm. Visa cost for GCC residents is AED 50 & can be purchased through the Evisa website. The bus journey should take 6 hours so stock up on some snacks & fluids. The exit stamp at the Dubai border costs AED 35. If you fall short of knick-knacks then don’t fret, there’s a shop at the Oman border for a quick snack. The bus stops at 5 locations after the Oman border, namely Sohar, Barka, Mabellah, Sahwa & finally at Azaiba.
Location: Deira, behind DNATA building, Dubai
Contact: +971 42525909
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