Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has rolled out a new bus service from Dubai to Oman, with three stops in Dubai and 11 stops in Oman.
New route with three buses daily
Passengers can opt for three bus trips operating daily. The buses depart from Abu Hail Metro Station, Dubai Airport Terminal 2 and Rashidiya Metro Station at 7.30 am, 3.30 pm and 11 pm. A one-way ticket costs Dhs 55 and a return ticket costs Dhs 90. As of now, tickets can only be purchased at counters, but will gradually be made available via Nol and online.
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Six hour journey
Six hours may sound like a long journey, but RTA has got passengers covered with WiFi services onboard. The bus is also equipped with adaptive cruise control and driver assist features. Every bus can seat up to 50 passengers. The buses stop at Shinas, Sohar, Saham, Khabura, Suwaiq, Musanah, Barka, Maabela, Burj Al Sahwa, Muscat Airport and Azaiba bus station in Oman.
Dubai-Muscat bus network by RTA
RTA teamed up with Oman’s national transportation company, Mwasalat for the bus services. The collaboration hopes to begin an integrated transport network between the two cities, according to Ahmed Albulushi, CEO of Mwasalat. He said, “We, at Mwasalat Oman, are keen to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers travelling between the Sultanate and the UAE aboard sophisticated safe and comfortable coaches custom-built for long trips. I hope this step will herald the start of an integrated transport network between the two sisterly nations.”