Taxis in Oman

Oman will soon have one or two new entrants into its Taxi world.

Taxi Oman
Taxi Oman

Oman’s traditional unmetered Taxi service is in an Orange & White colour and has a negotiated fare system, based on a ‘known’ charge that makes it difficult for a visitor to obtain a ‘local’ rate; however as shared taxis they are by far the cheapest option countrywide.

Mwasalat Taxis
Mwasalat Taxis

Mwasalat Taxis which are to be operated by Oman’s government owned transport company will be a metered Taxi service in Muscat. Mwasalat intends to manage 150 taxis at Muscat International Airport, 150 at commercial centers and 200 taxis on call.

Mwasalat Taxis
Mwasalat Taxis

Currently the airport Taxis are a distinctive Teal & White colour and are a fixed price, pre-paid service from the Airport.

Marhaba Taxi
Marhaba Taxi

The 4th service may be Marhaba Taxis, an App based service that is focused on the tourist related industry,  with a focus on the already slightly more modern taxis that wait at hotels.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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