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How to go to Salalah from Dubai?

How to go to Salalah from Dubai?

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

If you are planning to go to Salalah by road from Dubai there are certain things to be noted which are listed below.

  1. Keep in mind that you need to travel 1,300 kilometers from Dubai to reach Slalah. Hence even though a SUV/4X4 is not a must, we recommend a SUV/4X4 considering your comfort to travel a long 12 hours continous journey.
  2. Start your journey from Dubai early in the morning so that you can reach Salalah before night.
  3. On the way there are few petrol stations. However always refill the petrol once it is nearing half tank.
  4. After around 500 kilometers from Dubai, there is a small town called “Hema” or “Haima” where you can have lunch as there are few restaurants available in the town.
  5. Carry a map of Salah route with you.
  6. The road is single way. Hence drive safe.
  7. The highway is also not fenced off but there are signs warning about the possibility of camels or sheep wandering to the other side to graze. Hence drive with caution.
  8. There are couple of cheque post on your way. Hence you have to keep your passport, driving licence and vehicle registration handy to avoid any delays.
Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Where is Salalah situated? What is the climate in Salalah?

Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. From the capital city of Oman which is Muscat, Salalah is 1000 kilometers away and lies in the Dhofar Province.

Salalah attracts lots of people from other parts of Oman and GCC during the Khareef season, which starts from July to September.

Hence the best time to visit Salalah is between July to September. During the time you can see Salalah at its beauty and enjoy the cool whether.

Due to monsoon in Salalah there is lot of vegetables and fruits cultivated in the country.

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Documents Required to travel to Salalah -Oman from UAE by road

  • Your and your dependent’s / co-passenger’s passports
  • Your driving licence
  • Your car registration card (Mulkiya)
  • Car insurance document. You can purchase car insurance at the border, If your car doesn’t have Oman insurance coverage.
  • A pen :-)

Visa requirements:

If you are a UAE residence visa holder, you don’t need to take visit visa for Oman in advance (Read below points). You will get visa on arrival at the Oman border provided you have below mentioned mandatory documents.

  1. Valid residence visa of UAE ( Your UAE visa should be in professional category – Other categories may get rejected. Please refer  Royal Oman Police website for more infohttp://www.rop.gov.om/english/dg_pr_visas_agcc.asp)
  2. Valid passport (Not less that six months).  For Companions / Drivers / Maids  Labour card and valid passport (  not less than 3 months )
  3. Insurance document for your car in Oman – ( You can buy Oman insurance coverage from UAE-OMAN border check post, If your vehicle insurance  doesn’t have Oman coverage )
  4. We strongly suggest you to refer Royal Oman Police website for the latest travel details:http://www.rop.gov.om/english/dg_pr_visas_agcc.asp 

Distance from Dubai to Salalah:

  • Approximately 1300 KM from Dubai International City / Dragon Mart to Salalah Town Center

Duration of drive from Dubai to Salalah:

  • 12 to 13 hours travel time if you go by a speed of 110 to 120 KM per hour with 2 stopovers lasting 1/2 an hour.

Language of Salalah:

Even though the local language is Arabic, most of the local people know English. There are many expats from India and various other nationalities accros Salalah.

Currency in Salalah:

The local currency is Omani Riyal. However almost all the places UAE Dirhams are accepted.

Things to do in Salalah

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

Salalah Oman

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