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Oman to UAE Through Hatta Oman Border Travel Guide 2024

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The process of crossing the Oman-Dubai border is straightforward. It takes 6 to 8 hours to cross the Oman-UAE border to enter Dubai. This duration depends on traffic as well. You can also fly between Muscat and Dubai. However, the time consumed in getting to the airport, waiting at the airport, and then taking a flight does not make it any faster. Road travel is recommended. Firstly you will need to make sure that you have all the required documents that you need to cross the border – 
  • Passports
  • Drivers License
  • Resident Card
  • Vehicle Registration (Mulkiya)
  • Vehicle Insurance coverage in UAE (or/and Authorization to drive rental cars from the rental company)
  • Orange Card (optional) 


There are three significant borders to enter UAE from Oman. These are Al Ain/Buraimi, Khatmat Malaga, and Hatta. The latter two are closer to Oman and take only three to four hours to enter Dubai. However, the others are closer to Dubai, so the overall time is equal for all three routes.
  • For individuals from 33 Visa-free countries, there is no charge to enter into UAE. However, it can be a bit more complex for other individuals, and fees also range from 105 to 185 dirhams. 
  • Individuals from respected professions are also granted this UAE visa easily.
  • Hatta Border
  • After you cross the globe roundabout, you have to travel 65 km. You will need to take a left at the roundabout; further ahead, you will see the Oman border. After this, you will see the signs of Hatta /Dubai.
  • Here you will first go to a small building where you will need to pay for OMR 3, and you will be given a small token to keep with you. 
  • After this, you must drive forward and go to Omani customs to provide relevant documents. They will give a stamp of exit on your passport. 
  • Ensure that there is an exit stamp in your passport and go further ahead for 5 to 10 minutes, and you will reach the UAE customs building.
  • You must go to the counter with your passports and provide them with other documents and a passport. Here you will be asked to pay a Visa-free of 85 Dirhams per person and some forms to fill up full stop it is suggested that you carry dirhams in place of Riyals. 
  • At the UAE customs office, you will receive stamp entry and Visa validity on your passport.
  • You will also be provided with a received that you will need to provide at a gate present ahead. 
  • After this, you can go directly to Dubai. You will find a lot of gas stations on both sides of the road. Keep in mind to fill your tank with fuel. 


Khatmat Malaha border:

Instead of taking a left turn at a roundabout, you can go ahead for 20 km and start seeing signboards to the Khatmat Mahala border. Also, remember to fuel your car and get a full tank before entering Dubai because fuel is expensive when you enter UAE. 
  • When you reach this border, you must provide your passport and Omani resident cards to the counter.
  • When these are stamps, you are out of Oman and will see the UAE check post within a few meters. 
  • You will need to park your car and go to one of the counters at the border. These are not operated, so don’t waste your time. 
  • An officer will be present to check whether to give you a visa or not. 
  • If you are getting a visa, you must fill out some forms and pay for UAE insurance for your car. 
  • After paying car insurance of 100 dirham, which provides coverage of 10 days, you have to fill out a form provided earlier and submitted along with the Insurance form on the visa counter. Your eyes will be scanned, and you must pay 105 dirhams per person as the visa charges. 


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