Book a cheap car rental deal to explore Oman
|Minimum car rental age in Oman:||21 years|
|What will you need for renting a car in Oman?||Driving license, ID, passport & credit card|
|Are monthly & long term rentals available in Oman?||Yes|
Save money while exploring Oman by renting a car via VIPCars.com to discover the unexplored parts of Oman as well as its famous tourist spots and not to forget, a car rental is a means to pleasurable scenic road trips. We have a car rental deal for every kind of need, be it a business trip or a relaxing family holiday. Choose from economy cars, SUVs and many more types of cars from our wide car rental fleet for Oman.
Oman is one of the safest countries for tourists in the whole of Middle East and it is not as crowded as others as it is a newer holiday spot. The best time to visit Oman is the winter months as the heat is unbearable during summers. Being a Muslim nation, many places keep shut on Fridays as Fridays and Saturdays are the weekend in Oman.
Our trusted car rental suppliers in Oman
Find deals from all the main companies supplying cheap rental cars in Oman, including local and international suppliers with a different set of terms & conditions. Compare various deals from all of these car rental companies to select the most suitable one for your trip to Oman.
- Dollar Rent a Car
- Sixt Rent A Car
Most popular places for renting a car in Oman
- Salalah Airport
- Hilton Resort
Salalah is the capital of the Dhofar province of Oman, known for banana cultivation, Khareef monsoon, Al Baleed Frankincense Land Museum and beaches along the Arabian coast.
Sohar is a sea-port in Al Batinah North, on the Gulf of Oman, known amongst historians for its ancient Sohar Fort.
- Muscat Airport
- Muscat city
- Grand Mosque
- Hotel Intercontinental
The capital of Oman, Muscat is also a port-city on the Gulf of Oman, encircled with desert and hills. This city has the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, diving sites, The Mirani Fort and many museums.
One-way car rental in Oman
You can go for a one-way car rental from a location like Muscat to Salalah, both the locations are 10 hours away from each other. Or you can pick up the car rental in Salalah and drop it in Sohar which is 1,103.6 km away. Similarly, via Route 1, you can drive from Sohar to Muscat which are just 2 hours 15 minutes away from each other. On special request, you can also go for a cross-border car rental from Oman.
The ultimate self-driving road trip in Oman
Driving in Oman is the best way to explore its mosques, castles, sand dunes, beaches and oases. You can easily spend ten days or at least a week road tripping in Oman.
Muscat to Nizwa
|Average distance -||158.3 km|
|Estimated time -||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Fastest route -||Route 15|
Pick up the car rental from Muscat International Airport and begin exploring the attractions of Muscat, namely, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Alam Palace, Royal Opera, etc. Drive to Nizwa to enjoy a smooth driving experience on this superior highway. After crossing Nizwa, you can pay a visit to one of the best forts in Oman i.e. Jabrin Fort or even the Bahla Fort. From Nizwa, you can drive to the Green Mountain (Jebel Akhdar) of Oman.
Nizwa to Jebel Shams
|Average distance -||91.1 km|
|Estimated time -||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Fastest route -||Route 21|
Nizwa is a city in the northern Oman famous due to the large Nizwa Fort, the Nizwa Souq crafts, the Jebel Akhdar mountains, etc. We recommend spending a few days in Jebel Shams, on your way, you may stop at Misfat al Abryeen village.
Jebel Shams to Wahiba Sands
|Average distance -||253 km|
|Estimated time -||4 hours 45 minutes|
Wahiba Sands is a picturesque desert where you must spend at least a night in one of the desert camps. Just keep in mind that driving through this desert is not as smooth an experience as driving on a normal highway.
Driving as a tourist in Oman
Is driving in Oman safe? If you drive within the limits of the city of Muscat, you will not face any problem but as you cross the limits of the city, beware of animals like goats or camels walking on the roads.
Avoid driving if its raining heavily as the roads might be flooded. Apart from these limitations, there are no problems related to driving a car in Oman as the condition of roads is comparatively better compared to other such destinations.
What side of the road does Oman drive on? Right-hand side
Avoid using cell phone while driving in Oman and follow the set speed limits to avoid penalties and getting your speed reduced with the speed reducers which are everywhere in this country.
Prefer a car rental in Oman as the network of public transport isn’t much developed. Plus, you can enjoy the stunning views in Oman with the help of an independent car.
When you are going on a road trip, always carry your own refreshments and do keep in mind that in Oman, it’s against the law to throw out any waste from the car.
Most of the other traffic laws in Oman are pretty adherent to the international standards. Oman is strict when it comes to drunk driving so it’ll be great if you avoid it at any cost.
Locals are accustomed to overtaking at a very high speed, keep calm in this case as this is very normal in Oman. Slow drivers must stick to the right-hand side of the road.
Oman's jagged mountains offer some splendid scenery and the best opportunities for driving.
Things to do in Oman
An Arab state located in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is renowned for its historic forts which are the country's most prominent cultural landmarks. There are more than 500 forts and towers which were the orthodox defense and outlook points to deter potential assailants. The Mirani and Jalali forts stand at the entry to Muscat Bay and date back to the early 16th century. Bahla Fort at the base of the Jebel Akhdar highlands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has 7 miles of walls.
- Khasab - Port city featuring the Khasab Fort, dolphins in the Strait of Hormuz and the Jabal Hareem fossils.
- Sharqiya Sands - A desert land where you can explore the wildlife and admire the sand dunes.
- Muttrah - The city is known for its markets, hiking spots and harbours.