You Can Soon Travel To Oman From UAE Under 47 Mins, Thank Etihad-Oman Rail

by Ishita Agarwal
You Can Soon Travel To Oman From UAE Under 47 Mins, Thank Etihad-Oman Rail

Welcome onboard! Citizens of the UAE will be able to make use of a high-speed rail route that connects them with Oman. The UAE and Oman have signed an important deal to construct a railway network connecting the two nations, reducing travel time between them to 47 minutes. So, get ready to ditch your car and hop on board Etihad-Oman Rail for an amazing trip to Oman. 

Etihad-Oman Rail Project Will Boost The Economy Of Both Nations

According to the official news outlet of the Sultanate of Oman, Etihad Rail, the builder and manager of the United Arab Emirates’ National Rail Network, has signed an agreement with Oman Rail to form a 50/50 joint venture named the Oman-Etihad Rail Company. 

UAE official news agency Wam said that the new joint venture will be responsible for the Etihad-Oman rail network’s design, construction, and management, as well as the project’s financial aspects and timeline. Future infrastructure will link Oman’s Sohar Port to the UAE’s rail network, costing around Dh11 billion. 

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The Trains Will Travel At A Speed Of 200 Km/Hr

Now you will be able to cut your trip time between Sohar and Abu Dhabi from two hours to one hour and 40 minutes, thanks to the 303-kilometre rail connection. Likewise, it will take just 47 minutes for travellers departing from Al Ain to reach their destination in Oman. Freight trains will be limited to 120 km/h, but passenger trains will be able to reach speeds of up to 200 km/hr. 

This new project of Etihad-Oman Rail will also streamline the transportation between commercial and industrial zones in Oman and the UAE. More broadly, this will boost tourism in both nations. 


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So, are you ready to travel to Oman from the UAE in just 47 minutes with Etihad-Oman Rail? We are not yet aware of a schedule for this new endeavour. But we will keep an eye out for it and will update you soon.

Cover Image Courtesy: Twitter/Oman Rail