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UAE to Oman by Car: Routes, Required Documents, and Essential Information

UAE to Oman by Car: Routes, Required Documents, and Essential Information
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Residents must pay an exit fee of AED 35 when entering the Sultanate.

Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or a short trip for a visa change, Oman has become a favored destination for many UAE residents. Its proximity, easy visa process, and breathtaking scenery make it an ideal spot for a road trip. Over the years, there have been updates in routes and entry costs. Here’s everything you need to know about driving to Oman from the UAE.

Route Options

Hatta, Al Wajajah Border

  • Ideal for: Travelers from Dubai, Sharjah, and other northern emirates.
  • Distance: Approximately 140 km from Dubai.
  • Route: Take the E102 route. From Mleiha Road, you can either:
    • Take the E84 exit towards Hatta, Fujairah, and Khorfakkan for a faster journey.
    • Opt for the Wadi Al Helo, Kalba road for a scenic route through mountains and wadis.

Meyzad, Hafeet Border

  • Ideal for: Residents from Abu Dhabi and those heading towards southern Oman.
  • Distance: 180 km from Abu Dhabi, 160 km from Dubai.

Dibba Border

  • Ideal for: Those aiming to explore Musandam’s vibrant corals and clear waters.
  • Distance: Approximately 146 km from Dubai, around a two-hour drive.
  • Note: Expats without an Oman visa and visit visa holders can enter, but must stay within the Dibba Musandam area. For Khasab town, enter through the Al Darrah border crossing from Ras Al Khaimah, but an Oman visa is required.

Documents Required

Residents need to carry the following documents:

  • Original passport
  • Original visa or a copy for those with an e-visa
  • Emirates ID
  • Car registration card (Mulkiya)
  • Orange card (car insurance valid in Oman)

Border Crossing Process

At the Hatta Border:

  1. Checkpoint: 500 meters from the Oman border, a 'Leaving Hatta' sign indicates the first checkpoint where security personnel will ask for car registration and passports.
  2. Passport Control: Residents must get out of the car and enter the building for passport stamping and Emirates ID checks.
  3. Exit Fee: Pay the exit fee of AED 35.
  4. Vehicle Inspection: Some residents might be asked to have their vehicles inspected at the last checkpoint.

This comprehensive guide ensures a smooth and enjoyable road trip from the UAE to Oman, highlighting key routes, required documents, and border procedures.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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