Oman is one of the famous weekend getaways for many Dubai residents and tourists. Due to the many cruises and day trips that take place in Oman’s stunning locales, the number of visitors travelling to Oman from Dubai have increased over the years. If you also wish to visit Oman from Dubai, then make sure to apply for an Oman visa from Dubai to ensure a memorable trip.
This article coversthe instances when an Oman visa is needed and when it is not required, certain important Oman visa information, eligibility criteria and many other details.
An Oman visa is a must if the individual is visiting Musandam Khasab or any other locale within Oman territory that includes entering the Oman Border. An Oman visa is also needed when visiting the Oman Khareef festival. If you are booking a Musandam Khasab cruise, then your package will most probably include an Oman visa. If not, you will have to apply for one as you will have to enter Oman territory.
If a tourist, expatriate or resident has booked a cruise in Musandam Dibba or is visiting it, a visa is not needed because you will only be passing the Oman border.
The single-entry Oman e-visa has a validity period of 30 days from the date of issue. If the Oman visa holder fails to enter the country within this duration, the visa will be invalid and he or she will have to apply for a new visa. The individual applying for the visa must be out of the Oman borders and can only enter through a GCC country.
Having an Oman visa allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days and can be extended only once. The visa extension must be obtained directly from the Sultanate of Oman Royal Police and permits the visa holder an additional 7 days stay. In the situation of overstaying, a fine of 10 OMR (95 AED) will be charged for each day stayed extra. This fine will have to be settled to exit Oman. Tourists travelling to Oman from Dubai and holding passports of Asian or Middle eastern origin (Egypt, India, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, etc.) will require a new visa to enter back to Dubai because the exit seal will be stamped on the passport. Individuals of countries eligible for on-arrival visas don’t need a visa to re-enter Dubai.
To apply for an Oman visa from Dubai, the criteria for Dubai residents differ from that of a tourist applying for an Oman visa while visiting Dubai.
Eligibility criteria of Dubai residents
The Dubai resident must fulfill the 3 criteria mentioned below. If any of these three criteria are not met, the chances of your Oman visa getting rejected is high. The eligibility criteria are:
Tourists who wish to visit Oman while holidaying in Dubai need to meet the following criteria to get an Oman Visa from Dubai:
The documents needed to apply for an Oman visa for Dubai tourists are:
Dubai residents should also submit the following in addition to what’s listed above:
The price of an Oman visa from Dubai is 180 AED per person. This price includes the following:
No, Vehicle insurance can be pre-arranged with an insurance company if driving to Musandam Dibba. If driving to Musandam Khasab, vehicle insurance is available at the entry points.
Getting a visa to Oman from Dubai is easy if you book through us. Simply follow the below-mentioned steps.
No, the visa fee is non-refundable under any circumstance.
Yes, but the chances of rejection are high.
Holding a valid Oman visa doesn’t assure entry into Oman as this is the decision of the Royal Oman Police officer on duty at the entry gate.