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Air - International flights operate from Seeb International Airport to destinations around the world. Oman Air has domestic flights to Salalah, Musandam and Masirah Island. Fights can be booked via the offices of the airlines or through one of the many travel agents in Muscat.

Bus - Long distance luxury coaches travel daily from Muscat to Salalah in the south of Oman and to the United Arab Emirates. Buses travel throughout the country. The main bus station is in Ruwi, off Al Jama'a Street, where a timetable is posted. Muttrah fish souq is a boarding point and there are bus stops, distinctive with a gazalle across the sign, at various points on the highway.

Taxis - Taxis are plentiful; orange and white saloon cars or mini-buses with an orange light on the front. Taxi fares are reasonable and are a fixed rate. The mini-buses are shared taxis and the rate is extremely cheap. Ask for the fare before boarding.

Tour Companies - A half day tour of Muscat may cost around RO 20. A trip into the Wahiba Sands overnight can cost up to RO 100 depending on the numbers in the party. Most tour companies will plan a personal itinerary for you.

Driving - Highways within Muscat and linking major towns make driving a pleasure in Oman. Vehicles are driven on the right side of the road, so left hand drives are used. The maximum speed limit on open road is 120 km per hour. Seat belts are compulsory. Residents require a valid Omani license but visitors can use an International license. Residents of Britain may use their British license. You require insurance against accidents which an be arranged through local insurance companies, your travel agent or car hire firm. Always carry your documentation with you as all accidents have to be reported to the police.

Edit by: Vincent
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