Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Oman.
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The roads that connect major cities and tourist attractions in Oman are in great condition, making driving in and between the country’s more developed areas extremely easy. Driving is on the right side of the road in Oman, and the road signs spell out locations and landmarks in the Roman alphabet. Speed bumps are extremely common in Oman, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for yellow diagonal lines to avoid the discomfort of hitting a speed bump at full speed.
The minimum age to rent a car in Oman is 21. However, while many larger car rental companies like Sixt will allow 21-year-olds to rent a car, many smaller agencies won’t allow drivers under 25 to rent a car. If you’re under 25, be sure to check with your agency before completing your reservation. You will be able to rent a car with the driver’s license issued by your home country, so there’s no need to obtain an international driving permit if you don’t have one already.
Filling up your petrol tank in Oman will cost you a bit less than filling up in the States. The price for a gallon of petrol in Oman is 0.84 OMR (2.14 USD), while in the United States, a gallon of petrol will cost you around 2.50 USD. Petrol stations in Oman are full-service, so it might be more convenient to pay in cash and leave a little extra for the attendant.
The speed limits in Oman are similar to those in most European countries. When driving in urban areas on single-lane roads, the posted limits are around 40 km/h (25 mph). On double-lane urban roads, the speed limit will be around 60-80 km/h (37-50 mph). Speed limits on rural roads and freeways can range from 90 to 120 km/h (56-75 mph). Fines for speeding can be severe, so make sure to follow posted limits.
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