car hire in Oman

Tips for driving your rental car in Oman

If you're travelling to Oman, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Oman is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Muscat counts 797,000 inhabitants. In Muscat lives 25,3% of the entire country's population, which counts over 3,150,000 inhabitants. In Oman the language spoken most widespread is arabic but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Oman is GMT+04:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Oman is G and the electric voltage is 240 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Oman is +968, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Oman

With a fuel cost in Oman averaging at 0,23 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Oman shares its land borders with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 43,417, which ranks Oman as the 68th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Oman there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the United States Dollar (OMR). Speed limits in town are 60 km/h and on motorways they are 120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Oman, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Oman

Oman boasts four UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Bahla Fort and the cultural site of Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn. Find any car types on GoCarHire.co.uk, from city cars to luxury vehicles and costs are always transparent.