Getting there & away
To Muscat, ONTC (23 292773) buses (one way/return OR6/11, 12 hours, four daily) leave from the bus station in the new souq. You can store luggage in the adjoining ticket office free of charge. There are also services to Nizwa and Buraimi.
Also try Malatan Trading (23 211299; As-Salam St), which has a 4.30pm service (OR6/11, 12 hours, daily) that leaves from near the cemetery, or Bin Qasim Transport (23 291786), which has a 4pm service (one way/return OR6/11, 12 hours, daily) that leaves from near the new souq.
National carrier Oman Air (23 295747; Haffa House) flies to Muscat (one way/return OR36/72, 1½ hours, twice daily) at variable times.