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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment fees**
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a fantastic prospect for drivers, thanks to long distances between towns and cities, and stunningly scenic routes. By car is by far the best way to travel, getting you from A to B in comfort while keeping you out of the heat of the day.

Hertz Car Rental branches in Oman are located in the capital city of Muscat, including at the airport and at the tourism centre. This is ideal whether you want to pick up a car as soon as you arrive at Muscat Airport, or once you have settled in and are ready to sightsee outside the city.

Rules and regulations for driving in Oman

Oman has enforced driving rules as do most countries — although some in Oman are a little unusual. For instance, it’s actually illegal to drive a dirty car in the country and police can fine OMR 10.00 if they stop you! Other rules you should be aware of include:

• Vehicles in Oman are driven on the right hand side.
• Turning right on a red light is illegal.
• It is also illegal to overtake from the right unless the driver in front signals that they changing lanes to the left.
• There is a zero tolerance policy towards drink driving, with a limit of 0.0mg.
• Speed limits are enforced with speed cameras so you should make sure you are aware of local signage as you drive.
• There is little organisation when it comes to roundabouts and junctions. Instead, vehicles that have entered the roundabout or junction, or are about to enter from the main road, have priority. But, at a junction where roads have equal importance, traffic coming from the right has priority.
• There are lots of parking restrictions in Oman, so be sure to pay attention to local signage. If in doubt, find somewhere else to park as parking fines are exceedingly heavy.
• Pedestrians have priority at pedestrian crossings.
• If you are involved in an accident, do not move your car and stay with it until the police arrive.
• You should have all documentation including licence, registration, insurance and passport in the car with you at all times when driving.

Special attractions

Petrol heads in Oman should head to the Oman Automobile Association where you can see a huge range of races and car stunts (particularly as part of the annual Ramadan Motorsports Festival). If you want to get behind the wheel yourself, you can also visit their karting track.

The coastal routes around Muscat offer some fabulous view out into the Gulf of Oman, as well as taking you through picturesque towns and villages. Highway 31 is also a brilliant route for drivers, taking you from the ancient city of Nizwa into the south of the country.

 

Driving in and around Oman

Quick information

• Minimum car rental age: The minimum age to rent a car in Oman is 25 years for all vehicle groups. This excludes the (L) vehicle group - Lexus ES350 Automatic or similar — for which the minimum rental age is 30 years.

• Average speed limits: The average speed limit in Jordan is usually 40km/h in towns and cities, and 120km/h on motorways.

• Toll roads and costs: There are several toll roads in Oman and you can pay for the use of these with either cash, card or electronic device.

Required documents:

Renting a car in Oman requires you to show particular documents at the time of rental:

• Residents of Oman should show their passport or employment card along with their driver’s licence, which they must have held for at least one year.
• Renters from outside Jordan will need to present their national driver’s licence (held for at least a year), their passport and their International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in order to be able to rent.
• All UK driver’s licence holders (except those from Northern Ireland) should also bring a print out of their licence summary. This will be valid in Oman for 30 days from the ‘date generated’.
• Customers from the People’s Republic of China who wish to rent a car in Oman must also have an official Hertz Certification Form issued by Hertz China on Hertz notepaper with a Hertz China Corporate Seal.
• Customers looking to rent a car in Oman with a Vietnamese driver’s licence must present their original licence along with an authorised translation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport.

• Refuelling at petrol stations: Petrol is very affordable in Oman and you will be able to find petrol stations in most locations. Many are open long — or even 24 - hours.

• Travelling with children: Child seats are not mandatory in Oman. If you prefer to use one, however, you can hire up to two per vehicle for a cost of OMR 2.00 per day or OMR 10.00 per week per seat.

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.