Getting There & Away
Mwasalat buses run from Muscat’s Azaiba Bus Station via Nizwa (OR4.5, 280km, 4½ hours) twice daily at 9.15am and 3.15pm, returning at 10.15am and 7.20pm. The bus journey between Nizwa and Ibri is 160km and takes 1½ hours. The Muscat bus continues on from Ibri to Buraimi (200km, 2½ hours).
If you have plenty of time to explore Oman, a loop can be made from Muscat via Nizwa, Al Ayn and Ibri, through the mountains along Hwy 8 to Sohar and back along the coast to Muscat – a trip of at least three days.