Oman’s Orange and White Taxi Fares to be metered by a new government decision from mid 2019

Oman Taxi Fares for the vehicles coloured orange and white, maybe metered from 2019. There are apparently 36,000 of these taxis in Oman with around 20,000 operating in Muscat. This will mean that all taxis in Oman will have a type of metered fare system. The proposal is that the fares will be 300baisa (Omani Rial … Continue readingOman’s Orange and White Taxi Fares to be metered by a new government decision from mid 2019

Muscat Airport Taxi charges revised by Mwasalat as another price drop is announced

Mwasalat Taxi has announced more reductions to its Muscat Airport Taxi charges. Sunday to Thursday 06:00-22:00 The base fare will be Omani Rial 2.500 with a kilometre charge 300 baisa for every km (from 1 km to 30 km) Sunday to Thursday 22:00-06:00 and weekends (Friday & Saturday) and Public Holidays The base fare will … Continue readingMuscat Airport Taxi charges revised by Mwasalat as another price drop is announced

CAREEM TAXI OMAN now operating in Muscat

Uber may not be in Oman, yet,  – but the Middle-East’s own Careem Taxi is. Careem had started in Muscat in May 2017 but stopped at the request of Oman’s government. As Careem must have obtained a licence, at that time, to operate it was presumably stopped as a result of private sector concerns. The … Continue readingCAREEM TAXI OMAN now operating in Muscat

Oman Taxi services – new regulations

Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications have said that all Taxis (including the original Orange and White unmetered ones) will soon have fares set by the appropriate government authority . The Ministry intends to study supply & demand and operational costs, throughout the Sultanate. It is reported that vehicles should have a tracking system, presumably … Continue reading “Oman Taxi services – new regulations”

OMAN UAE BORDER CROSSING how to travel into Oman from Al Ain UAE - with maps below

The UAE and Oman border crossing between Al Buraymi in Oman and Al Ain in the UAE have new border facilities announced by The Royal Oman Police. These are effective from 18th May 2018. I list all 3 of the Oman UAE Border Crossings in Al Ain below – with Maps. I also give links … Continue readingOMAN UAE BORDER CROSSING how to travel into Oman from Al Ain UAE – with maps below

Gori Georgia

Just over an hours drive west of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is Gori, we took a mini-bus from the outskirts of Tbilisi near a rail station, to reach the town. The journey travels initially through the mountains which surround Tbilisi and eventually open out into a broad fertile valley. Gori is not large and is