Mwasalat, Oman’s national transport company, has officially announced the resumption of its bus services to the UAE, starting from October 1st. After a temporary suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mwasalat is set to restore travel connections for Omani residents, connecting Muscat to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain.
The one-way ticket price from Muscat to Abu Dhabi has been revealed at OMR 11.5 (equivalent to Dh 109), along with a generous baggage allowance of 23 kilograms, in addition to a 7-kilogram hand baggage allowance.
This development comes as a sigh of relief for many, including frequent traveler Ateeq Ahmed, who expressed his difficulties in traveling between the two countries due to high airfares and overbooked buses from Dubai. With this renewed service, he anticipates reaching Muscat from Abu Dhabi in just 5 hours.
While Google Maps suggests a journey duration of about 4 hours and 47 minutes between Abu Dhabi and Muscat, travelers like Prasad, who frequently make this trip, estimate a slightly longer duration of approximately six hours, factoring in immigration and other necessary procedures.