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    Day tour of Muscat

    by victorwkf Updated Feb 9, 2005

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    If you require a day tour of Muscat, you can contact my Omani guide called Nabhan. It will cost about 20 Omani Rials per vehicle.
    His handphone number is 968-99418395 and he is a very knowledgable, responsible and friendly guide. He can also check with him whether he can arrange for you a trip around Oman.

    Me and my Omani guide, Nabhan

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    Traffic roundabouts

    by victorwkf Updated Feb 4, 2005

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    One thing you will soon discover about Oman, including Muscat, is that there are lots of traffic roundabouts instead of traffic lights. This actually does help in the flow of traffic as there are not that many vehicles in Oman. An interesting feature is that some of these roundabouts have interesting statues in their centres, such as the one in this photograph showing a huge frankincense burner in the middle of a roundabout in Muscat.

    A typical roundabout in Muscat, Oman

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    Car

    by peaceness98 Updated Aug 7, 2004

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    You'll need a car to move around Muscat, and maybe even visit it's outskirts.

    a 4x4 prefferably- best deal is to rent, some agencies offer good deals (rather than booking though the hotel)

    Some bigger agencies are Al Zubair, and Bahwan- there are many now many new smaller companies who provide cars cheaper, and maybe even throw in a tour guide to drive you around (even the Oman Diving center offers some deals apparently, from their website http://www.diveoman.com.om/inside_oasis.asp)
    Also check the below website for more tourism operators.

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    Good rental car deal

    by K1W1 Written Feb 16, 2004

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    I found that getting around Oman really requires having your own transport.
    There are many rental agencies but one I found worked well for me.
    They are a small business but friendly and fair.
    Al-ibtisama trading l.l.c. Rent a Car

    Safe driving

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    Taxis, Cars and Busses Galore

    by MNRR Written May 13, 2003

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    I feel it is best to have a 4WD drive if you are visiting Oman as it will enable you to get off the main roads and explore the countryside without worrying too much about safety. There are several international Car Hire Firms in Muscat where you can arrange to pick up a 4WD. Taxis are fine for travelling around the capital area but as they are not metered then it can be hazardous to your wallet if you do not ask or negotiate a price before you get in. You can take a taxi 'engage' where you are the sole occupant or you can share the cost with other passengers. Busses are available but not always reliable or on time. There is a daily bus schedule from Muscat to Salalah which is far cheaper than flying down there but also takes between 10-12 hours.

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    service taxis

    by TomorrowsAngel Written Jul 3, 2003

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    Use the service taxis getting between the small towns which make up Muscat.
    It costs 200 baizas per ride, per passenger.
    Otherwise, say between Mutrah and Ruwi, you could easily pay up to OM3.

    busy street in Ruwi
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    Local Bus

    by oppositeset Written Jun 14, 2003

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    This is the local transport its very cheap and always reaches on time ..... the seats a bit worn-out but the AC works and most important it doesnot keep u waiting.

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