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    Detailed information on the Dubai-Oman bus service

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    For residents of the UAE, the Sultanate of Oman is one of the top tourist destinations. The neighboring nation’s landscape is magical, and it has beautiful markets and beaches. It is now simpler and more affordable to travel to the neighboring nation because of the bus route that runs from Dubai to Oman. So, if you want to fully experience Oman’s culture and traditions, here’s how to do it by taking a bus from Dubai.

    Details about Dubai to Oman bus service

    The 201 route of the Dubai RTA Bus to Muscat was reestablished in 2019 by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai in partnership with the National Transport Company of Oman, Mwasalat. New bus stations and routes connecting the two locations were added thanks to a signed agreement between the two parties.

    This change was made as part of the RTA’s nationwide expansion of bus routes, which increases convenience for visitors who want to visit the area. Of course, this is also advantageous for business travelers between the two nations.

    With the 201 bus service, Dubai Public Transport gives residents and visitors alike access to a new option that fits their needs and preferences.

    Bus ticket prices from Dubai to Oman

    Bus tickets from Dubai to Oman cost only AED 55 one way. The round-trip bus fare from Dubai to Oman is AED 90. The RTA stand at the Abu Hail MRT Station’s Exit 2 or the Mwasalat Office in Deira close to the clock tower are the only places where you can currently buy tickets.

    Also keep in mind that there is a 35 AED per person exit fee that must be paid at the UAE border. Please keep this receipt on hand.

    Bus Timings

    The Dubai Oman bus departs thrice a day. Dubai to Oman bus timings are as follows.

    • Rashidiya Bus Station: 08:00 am, 04:00 pm and 11:30 pm
    • Airport Terminal 2: 07:45 am, 03:45 pm and 11:15 pm
    • Abu Hail Bus Station: 07:30 am, 03:30 pm and 11:00 pm

    Once you reach Oman, the bus route will cover 11 stops before crossing the border. You can also catch an Oman to Dubai bus from these stops.

    • Shinas
    • Barka
    • Muscat Airport
    • Athaiba
    • Burj Al Sahwa
    • Maabela
    • Musanah
    • Suwaiq
    • Khabura
    • Saham 
    • Sohar

    Buses from Sohar to Dubai (or from any other station in Muscat) cost OMR 5.5 one-way and OMR 9 roundtrip for passengers (return ticket).

    The bus departs from Sohar for Dubai at 6:20 am, 3:20 pm, and 11:20 pm. To confirm bus schedules, you can either go to a Mwasalat bus ticket office or simply check the official website. By completing the contact form on their official website, you can also get in touch with the Mwasalat office.

    Onboard Facilities

    Free Wi-Fi and air conditioning are provided on the bus from Dubai to Oman. Each Mwasalat bus can carry up to 50 passengers and is outfitted with the newest security and technological features. The three bus stops along the Dubai-Oman bus route are also connected to other forms of transportation, so you can easily arrange for an RTA taxi or Metro to take you to your destination.

    A bonus feature of taking a bus trip to Oman is the scenic view of the countryside. This gets even more pleasant the further north in Oman you get. 

    Other buses from Dubai to Oman

    You can also take buses operated by private transport companies to and from Dubai and Muscat. These include Al Khanjry buses that you can catch right next to the Ruwi bus station in Muscat. The journey from Muscat commences at 06:00 am, whereas the return trip from Dubai starts at 03:00 pm daily.

    FAQs

    HOW LONG IS A TRIP FROM DUBAI TO OMAN? 

    The Dubai to Oman bus duration is around six hours, factoring in the time for custom checking and other border control processes. Please remember that traffic conditions can have an impact on travel time.

    WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS TO OMAN?

    Visitors to Oman have to adhere to these requirements.

    • COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing a QR Code. The approved vaccines list includes a single dose of Johnson & Johnson, Oxford AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Sputnik, Covishield AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sinovac, and Sinopharm. The last dose has to be not less than 14 days before your visit. Read our blog on how to get a certificate for the Covid-19 vaccine in Dubai.
    • A negative PCR test was taken within 72 hours of your trip.
    • Fill and submit the pre-registration form at the eMushrif website 
    • Health insurance covering a minimum of 30 days.

    Those who have not been vaccinated will have to pay for and take the Covid-19 test on arrival, self-isolate at their own expense, and wear an electronic bracelet until the results arrive. If the test returns positive, a 10-day quarantine is mandatory.

    DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR A VISA FOR DUBAI-OMAN TRIP?

    Citizens of the UAE don’t need to apply for a visa to visit Oman. If you are a resident of the UAE, check out our guide on Oman visas for ex-pats. You can get a special entry visa for four weeks, which can be extended for one week.

    This wraps up our guide on the Dubai to Oman bus service. Oman is among the top tourist destinations for those living in the UAE and the RTA bus to Oman from Dubai will further boost tourism in the region. You can check out our guide on planning a road trip from Dubai to Salalah, a city with plenty of scenic views.

    Even international travelers will find it easy to fly to Dubai and then take a bus trip to Oman. By doing so they can cover a wider itinerary in the region while keeping traveling expenses in check.

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    World’s largest tech show Gitex 2023

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    What is the theme of Gitex 2023?

    This is The Year To Imagine AI in Everything at GITEX – with artificial intelligence’s meteoric rise over the past 12 months affecting all aspects of our modern lives – the AI theme will weave seamlessly throughout the show.

    What is the entry fee for Gitex?

    So, let’s talk about the entrance fees for GITEX Global Dubai. While the cost of attending can vary depending on the type of pass you choose, it’s important to note that options suit different budgets and needs. For a basic one-day pass, prices typically start at around $299.

    What does Gitex stand for?

    of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) is a global tech show, organised by, and taking place at, the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

    What are the benefits of VIP pass in Gitex?

    For those seeking a more exclusive experience, GITEX Dubai also offers VIP passes, which provide additional benefits such as fast-track entry, exclusive access to VIP lounges, and priority seating at conference sessions.

    What is the world’s largest tech show?

    GITEX GLOBAL 2023

    Described as the “world’s largest tech show,” the much-anticipated GITEX GLOBAL 2023 has opened doors for its 43rd edition in Dubai. Gathering technology creators, investors, enthusiasts and startups, the five-day event is hosting hundreds of companies, including renowned brands, to exhibit their latest products.

    What is the theme of technology in 2023?

    Artificial intelligence will become more prevalent in 2023 with natural language processing and machine learning advancement. Artificial intelligence can better understand us and perform more complex tasks using this technology. It is estimated that 5G will revolutionize the way we live and work in the future.

    What do you wear to GITEX?

    Wear Comfortable Clothes

    Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Sure it’s a business event and you need to put your best foot forward, but if you’re sweating so much you could wring out your shirt, and you can’t walk in a straight line because your new shoes are pinching, that’s not going to do it either.

    Who should attend GITEX?

    GITEX 2023 is expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees, including entrepreneurs, technologists, IT enthusiasts, and business professionals, making it an exceptional venue for meaningful connections and one-on-one discussions about the transformative potential of technology.

    What happens at GITEX?

    Gitex typically hosts a series of conferences, seminars, and workshops featuring industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators. These events cover various technology-related topics and offer insights into emerging trends and challenges.

    Where is Gitex Global 2023?

    The Dubai World Trade Centre, historically called Sheikh Rashid Tower, is a 38-storey and a height 184 m skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was erected in 1979. It is a purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions. The building is featured on the 100 dirham bank note.

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    Largest tech and startup show in the world “Gitex”

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    Gitex-2023

    This year’s GITEX GLOBAL will be the 43rd edition of the most established and iconic large scale exhibition in the world – providing a gateway for tech creators, investors and enthusiasts to collaborate for over 4 decades.

    The surge in global demand has rallied GITEX GLOBAL – The world’s largest tech show, scaling even bigger this year across two mega venues, Dubai World Trade Centre & Dubai Harbour – covering a ground-breaking 41 halls of exhibition space, housing tech powerhouses & revolutionary startups within AI, Cybersecurity, Mobility, Sustainable Tech and much more.

    Get ready for 5 full days of enthralling conferences, live-action workshops, matched concierge networking and business partnerships as well as discovering the latest tech in use and unseen by the masses.

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from DWTC

    Shuttle Buses (FREE)

    Get to Dubai Harbour from GITEX GLOBAL with frequent and free shuttle buses that run all day, every day

    Time10:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    Pick Up PointsArena Plaza (next to Hall 1) and Convention Gate (Hall 8)
    CostFree

    FAST-TRACK

    TaxiDedicated taxi pick up points at GITEX GLOBAL with a fast-track lane for all Dubai Harbour visitor.
    LocationTransportation Hub

    CAREEM (Discount)

    CareemUse your exclusive discount code for
    20% Off on all Careem Journeys (T&Cs apply)
    LocationPick up / drop o Transportation Hub
    CostCareem Code : ENS2023

    FAST-TRACK

    METRO

    METRO
    The fastest way to Dubai Harbour. Right outside Dubai World Trade Centre, take the Red Line metro to Al Khail station (10 stops), then jump on the free shuttle bus that will swiftly take you to Expand North Star in just a few minutes

    LocationWorld Trade Centre Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours
    Cost5 AED with NOL card

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from the city

    Metro

    Quick and easy jump on the Dubai metro Red Line and take our free Expand North Star shuttle from there to the Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours

    Tram

    Travelling from JBR or Dubai Marina? Take the tram to Mina Seyahi Station and use our free shuttle service for the last few minutes of your journey.

    LocationMina Seyahi Tram Station
    TimeTram schedule
    FrequencyEvery 8 minutes
    Cost3 AED with NOL card

    Shuttle Buses – Hotels

    LocationGrand Millennium
    Signature 1
    Novotel
    Radisson Blu
    Media One
    W Dubai
    Al Habtoor
    Sheraton JBR
    Avani
    Westin Mina Seyahi
    Beach Resort
    TimePick up & drop o 09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyDaily
    CostFree

    Taxi

    Door-to-door travel with drop off right in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    Location : Dubai Harbour

    CODE IS APPLICABLE TO/FROM DUBAI HARBOUR

    CAREEM

    Book your ride via the Careem app and save 20% on your journey. (T&Cs apply) The drop off point is directly in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    LocationDubai Harbour
    CostCareem Code – ENS2023

    Arriving to Dubai Harbour

    PARKING

    FREE PARKING

    700 parking spaces Head to SkyDive Dubai and cross the waters to Dubai Harbour using the free water taxi. Ahoy sailors!

    LocationSkyDive Dubai Parking
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    CostFree

    *FREE SHUTTLE BUSES AVAILABLE

    PARKING

    Park at Nakheel Monorail parking for the Dubai Palm and get on our free shuttle service direct to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationNakheel Monorail Parking Building Dubai Palm
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    Cost10 AED per hour

    Water Tax

    With a venue surrounded by water, what better way to arrive than by boat! Take the water taxi from SkyDive Dubai to Expand North Star.

    Metro Pick up

    Want to avoid Dubai traffic & jump on the metro? Take our free shuttle from Al Khail Metro station to connect you to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    Time09:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    COSTFree

    BUGGIES

    Expand North Star buggies onsite will bring you from the Harbour parking and the water taxi station to the main entrance.

    LocationOn Site – Harbour
    Time09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyEvery 5 min
    CostFree

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    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

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    Dubai: As the holiday season draws to a close, the Dubai International Airport (DXB) is likely to experience heavy traffic. According to airport officials, 3.3 million passengers will pass through Dubai International Airport in the next 13 days.

    “The average daily traffic will reach 258,000 visitors. August 26 and 27 is expected to be the busiest time with over half a million guests arriving.” said in a statement issued on Wednesday. Passengers should follow special instructions to ensure a hassle-free journey.

    Upon arrival at Terminals 1, 2 and 3, passengers between the ages of 4 and 12 can use the special passport control counters to stamp their passports independently. For those traveling with families, passengers above the age of 12 can use the smart gates to speed up the passport control process. At the smart gates, registered passengers can clear passport control by looking for a green light without the need to scan a document, according to Dubai Airports’ website.

    Those arriving to pick up guests from the airport should use designated car parks or valet services. Access to the arrival forecourts at Terminals 1 and 3 is restricted to public transport and other authorized airport vehicles, officials said.

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