Driving Tips

While driving in Muscat, it is important to keep a few things in mind. First, drivers must carry an international driving license on them at all times. It is mandatory to wear seat belts, and the use of cell phones is strictly disallowed while driving. Enforcement is shaky with regards to these rules, as well as those regarding drunk driving, but we highly recommend that you avoid breaking them entirely because of the heavy fines associated with being ticketed. Speeding will earn you a smaller fine, although there are hidden radar guns throughout the city that will retroactively ticket speeding drivers. Be cautious while driving at night because livestock often wander across the streets and roads without warning. Additionally, take note that drivers here are often reckless. Speeding is common, lane changing swift, and braking done rarely. Take care to drive as safely as possible while you are here.