A more convenient and comfortable journey awaits anyone who takes the bus between Dubai and Oman.
Thanks to an agreement between Dubai’s Roads and Transport Agency (RTA) and the Omani national transport company, Mwasalat, new buses and stops have been added to the route.
No car? No problem. You can hop on one of the luxurious air-conditioned buses from Abu Hail Metro Station, Dubai Airport Terminal 2 and Rashidiya Metro Station. Journeys start at 7.30am, 3.30pm and 11pm and there will be 11 stops along the route each way. Depending on traffic and queues at border control, that means the journey should take six hours.
One way tickets from Dubai to Oman’s capital Muscat cost AED 55, while a round trip is AED 90.
For now, tickets are on sale over the counter at stations, but eventually, travellers will be able to buy them online or use their nol cards.
Passengers will need to sort out their own visas, which some passport holders can now apply for online.
Need reasons to visit Muscat? It’s the perfect long weekend destination. Attractions include museums, palaces, markets, restaurants and forts dotted across the city. Visitors can relax at the harbour, indulge in a spot of shopping at the antique and spice souks (get your haggling hat on), watch a performance at the stunning Royal Opera House Muscat or visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.