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”

UAE AND OMAN BORDER crossing how to travel into Oman from the UAE - with maps below

The UAE AND OMAN BORDER crossing gives 7 options between the two countries. Here they are in Musandam, Al Batinah (for Muscat) & Al Buraymi (for Nizwa, Ash Sharquiyah & Dhofar). I also give information for Oman Visa, Bus information, Insurance needed for Oman and British Embassy Oman Travel page. Here are both of the … Continue readingUAE AND OMAN BORDER crossing how to travel into Oman from the 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