Oman will soon have one or two new entrants into its Taxi world.
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 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.
Currently the airport Taxis are a distinctive Teal & White colour and are a fixed price, pre-paid service from the Airport.
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.