Oman to UAE Bus Service | In a promising development for travelers and commuters, Oman’s national transport company, Mwasalat, has unveiled plans to recommence its bus services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting from October 1. The eagerly anticipated announcement was made through social media platform X, previously known as Twitter, signaling a significant step toward restoring vital travel connections between Oman and the UAE, with a particular focus on the bustling cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. This strategic move comes as a response to the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which had previously led to the temporary suspension of services. Prior to the interruption, Mwasalat had successfully facilitated journeys between the vibrant metropolises of Dubai and Muscat.
For travelers eyeing this revived transportation option, Mwasalat offers a one-way ticket from Muscat to Abu Dhabi at a reasonable OMR11.5 (equivalent to Dh109), coupled with a generous luggage allowance of 23 kilograms. Additionally, passengers will have the convenience of carrying a hand baggage allowance of 7 kilograms.
The revival of this crucial transportation link has been met with excitement and relief from many, including Ateeq Ahmed, a businessman who frequently commutes between Abu Dhabi and Muscat. He expressed his gratitude, stating, “Travelling to Oman was very difficult these days as the airfare was quite high and the buses from Dubai were overbooked. Now that the service will be introduced from Abu Dhabi, we will be reaching Muscat in 5 hours.”
Google Maps estimates the duration of the journey from Abu Dhabi to Muscat to be approximately 4 hours and 47 minutes. However, seasoned traveler Prasad offers a more realistic perspective, saying, “One can expect the journey to be about six hours considering the immigration and other services.”
This renewed bus service not only brings convenience but also opens up opportunities for travelers to explore the scenic beauty of both Oman and the UAE. Prasad, a frequent traveler from Oman to the UAE, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “It’s great news! The journey is very scenic. Tourists from Oman can now visit the marvels in Abu Dhabi, and UAE residents can enjoy the scenic beauty of Oman without burning a hole in their pocket.”
The resumption of Mwasalat’s bus services signifies a positive step toward strengthening the ties between Oman and the UAE while providing affordable and convenient travel options for residents and tourists alike. With the anticipated resumption on October 1, travelers can look forward to a more accessible and scenic journey between these neighboring nations.