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Transport to and from al Wasil

Hello

I'm visiting Oman next week and will spend a night at the Desert retreat Camp. The people associated with the camp will pick me up and drop me off in al Wasil. My plan is to travel to al Wasil from Muscat and travel from al Wasil to Sur.

So my question is as follows: What would be the possible option to get from Muscat to al Wasil and from al Wasil to Sur respectively? Driving on my own is not an option.

Thanks!

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Oman over New year

Hello

My sister and I booked a very last minute flights to Oman over New Year, arriving Dec 30 and departing Jan 3rd.
I know this is very last minute and now realising the accommodation and tours are quite difficult to find at this time of the year.
We would like to do some day trips from Muscat or spend a few days away from Muscat.
Is there anyone else traveling around that time and wants to join in / split the driving?
The other option for us is to do some tours or day trips but these seem to…

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Security in Dhofar?

Hi,
I've read the travel advisories for Oman posted online by the Australian, British, Canadian and American governments as well as scanning a number of forum posts here.
I clearly get the sense that travel in Oman is pretty safe, but I thought I'd see if some of the folks on this forum who live in Oman or actually know it quite well might comment if there is any higher security risk for foreigners down toward Yemen in Dhofar? In addition to places in and around Salaleh, I'd likely be…

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What are the best things to do in the Salalah area?

Hey guys, I´ll be heading to Salalah in January and just wanted to know what the must dos in this part of Oman are? I´ve never been to the Middle East before (not counting half a day stopover in Bahrain) , is there anything I should be especially aware of?

Thanks in Advance!

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Musandam multi-day boat tour January 2015, anybody?

I am a single traveller and would like to join a multi-day boat trip around the Musandam peninsula, for example 4D3N. Starting from either Khasab or Dibba, earliest date is January 7, up to end of January.
Anybody planning such a trip in January, with space available?
People who've done multiday round the Musandam peninsula (not just the day trip): can you give recommendations re tour operators? which places on the trip did you like best?
Thanks everybody!

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Bringing literature to Oman

Are there any problems associated with bringing books on Oman into the country. For example this http://www.amazon.com/Oman-Politics-Society-Qaboos-State/dp/0199333483. Haven't read it yet, but it is written from a political science point of view, so I'm sure it contains some honest assessments of the regime etc. However, it will obviously not contain anti-Qaboos propaganda (at least not what I as a European would consider propaganda).

Thanks.

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on a bike. hw 17

Hi,

I will land in few days in Muscat and plan to ride on a bicycle here around a month.
First, i ’ll go to the south near the coast to sour.
Does somebody know how it is to exit the city?
What about the highway 17? Is it allow for a bike, how is the traffic?
Do you know if it’s OK to take a bus with a bike just to exit Muscat?
Thank you for any answer ,any experience.

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AL Khaluf- white sands, any experiences?

Hi All,

I am leaving for Oman in 2 weeks and I am interested in visiting the white sand dunes neara Al Khaluf. I've seen pictures and it looks absolutely stunning. The fact that none of the guidebooks mention it seems a big bonus as well.

I've rented a 4WD but I am basically travelling alone with my wife. I know that requires a bit more conservative driving. I do not want to drive through the sand dunes, I just want to get to the sand dunes and camp along the beach. Google Earth shows some…

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A few questions

Hello

I'm travelling to Oman in 2½ weeks and I've received some very worthwhile advice in the forum so far. I have a few additional questions:

1) Which town would be best to visit on a day trip from Muscat on 30 December - Nizwa or Sinaw?

2) Any tips on where to buy Yemeni honey and/or honey and other goods from Socotra in Oman (I'm visiting Salalah and Sur)?

3) Where do I inquire about scheduled camel races? I've tried royalcamel@rca.gov.om and tawasul@rca.gov.om, but I receive error…

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fossil reef Haushi-Huqf

Being passioned of shells I saw in internet wonderful images of a fossil reef made by big shells in the desert. Someone have ever been there, do you have indications to go there or know a local guide who can drive me there ?
many thanks !