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Oman to UAE Through Hatta Oman Border Travel Guide 2021

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The process of crossing the Oman-Dubai border is straightforward. takes around 6 to 8 hours to cross the Oman-UAE border to get into 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 and 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 major 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, for other individuals, it can be a bit more complex and fees also involved that range from 105 Dirhams 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. After this, you will see the signs of Hatta /Dubai. You will need to take a left at the roundabout and further ahead you will see the Oman border.
  • 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 that you need to keep with you. 
  • After this, you will need to drive forward and go to Omani customs where you need 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 5 to 10 minutes and you will reach the UAE customs building.
  • You will need to go to the counter with your passports and provide them with other documents along with 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 be provided with 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 directly go 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 you will start seeing signboards to the Khatmat Mahala border. Also, keep in mind 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 will need to provide your passport and Omani resident cards to the counter.
  • When these are stamps you are out of Oman and you 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 manned so don’t waste your time. 
  • There will be an officer present that will check whether to give you a visa or not. 
  • If you are getting a visa you will need to 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 will have to pay 105 dirhams per person as the visa charges. 


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