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Sharing bedroom

Hello everyone
I will be travelling to Oman next February with a female friend and we were wondering if sharing a hotel bedroom would be a problem, since we are not related, nor married.
By the way, any suggestions for budget accomodation in Muscat please? Hostels, hotels or rent appartments welcome!
Many thanks,
cheers!

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Traveling as a single woman in Oman

I'll be in Dubai in December and am considering a 10-day trip in Oman over Christmas. I'm trying to get friends to come with me but if I am not successful, I'd be traveling alone as a single woman. How will this be perceived by Omanis, will it be comfortable, enjoyable, safe?

It's clear that driving is a big part of how you get around - as a single that will be expensive. Are there any good alternatives for someone traveling alone? In some places, I've rented small motorcycles. Is that…

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visa for indian nationals

My family from Delhi, India, are planning to visit Salalah in Oman. they are all Indian citizens. (3 adults and one child).

Upon contacting the Oman Embassy in Delhi for tourist visa, they were told that it is not issued by the Embassy.

Can any one advise how to get a tourist visa? Their travel dates are 29th of Dec- 2nd Jan.

thanks

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Oman itinerary

I have just booked flights to Oman 26 mar and return 5 april 2015, so during easter. I´m a women travelling together with my 13 year old son. We arrive in the evening of the 26th and will head straight to a hotel near the airport for the night.
I have booked a 2wd which we will pick up in the morning the 27th. and head straight towards Nizwa. It´s a friday so the animal market is on in the morning, but I don´t know when it closes or whether we would be able to make it in time as we will have to…

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How can we visit the Empty Quarter at affordable price?

Our idea is to rent a 4x4 car in Muscat and to drive 'till Salalah, then to go visiting the Empty Quarter (Rub Al Khali) possibly with a person guiding/escorting us in the area.
So far the best option we've been offered is a driven tour at 315 USD per day (it just covers for the car, the fuel, and the driver, no food and no accommodation) which seems still too expensive for the 2 of us, so we're wondering if anyone knows a person to hire who could safely guide us in the area using our car.

Any…

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Travel Report for Oman – 1001 Nights Flair, Ancient Culture, Stunning Landscapes & Such Gentle People!

Hi,
here you find our Travel Report for our last trip to Oman.
We have also added a budget part with a detailed breakdown of expenditures and a short selection of pictures
Do not hesitate if you have specific questions.
Cheers
Gilles

Oman is special. Where else on the Arabic Peninsula has some of the “Sinbad the Sailor” feeling survived? Besides this 1001 Nights flair, we were stunned by lush oases, ancient fortresses, sandy beaches, dramatic mountain scenery, rolling desert dunes, picturesque…

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Assorted questions

Hello

I'm planning a trip to Oman in late December, and I've already received some very useful feedback in the forum. I have a few other questions. I'd appreciate any input.

1) Do you need a guide at Wadi Tiwi or Wadi Bani Khalid once you're there? If not, I'd prefer to take a taxi to and from the entrance and just go it alone from there.

2) Do anybody have experiences with Arabian Sand Tours based in Salalah? I'm considering their tour west of Salalah to Job's tomb, frankincense trees and to…

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New Year Celebrations or restrictions?

Hi there,

I'm planning on visiting Oman for a solo trip of just over two weeks at the end of Decmber and into January. Is the New Year celebrated at all and does this cause restrictions on accommodation or transport etc?? Equally, if it is celebrated, is there anywhere recommended to go?

Cheers for any help

Pete

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Musandam, jeep / car rental possible? Any hostels in Khasab?

Is there any jeep or car rental agency in Khasab? I didnt find so far.
Thanks for hints, links etc.
Gabor

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Desert night and a 2WD car - any advice?

Hi

Myself and my girlfriend will be driving in Oman for one week at the end of November and want to spend a ńight in desert. We will be renting small 2WD economy car in UAE and then drive it in Oman.

While looking at booking options of desert stay we found out that:

it is required to drive 4WD to get to camp

camp could provide transport from nearest town for extra charge that is ridicully high like 60 OMR for 2x10km drive

Could you suggest a tour/camp or a private guide who can take us to…