Car hire in Oman offer excellent value for money when travelling around and you get fully comprehensive insurance included in this low rate including liability cover and waivers for collision damage or vehicle theft. If you can find cheaper car hire anywhere else which has the same great features we will try our best to beat it!
Oman Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The Sultanate of Oman to give its offical full name.
- Muscat is the capital and largest city.
- Arabic is the official language.
- Is a Monarchy with the Sultan of Oman as head of state.
Mini Guide to Oman
Oman is divided in two by the United Arab Emirates. A small mountainous area at the tip of the MUSANDAM peninsula overlook the strategic Strait of HORMUZ, which controls the entrance to THE GULF. The main part of the country consists of a fertile coastal plain (BATINAH) in the far north, the limestone HAJAR MOUNTAINS rising to 3018 m (990 I ft), and a largely barren plateau with small fishing harbours to the south. The DHOFAR coast in the far south is fertile and has reliable monsoon rain from June to September, and there is good pasture in Dhofar's mountains. Inland the plateau merges into the largely unexplored 'Empty Quarter' in Saudi Arabia.
Oil, found mainly in the north, provides 90 per cent of exports, and there are also copper and natural gas. However, 70 per cent of the people live by farming or fishing. With high temperatures and low, generally unreliable rainfall, only 0.1 per cent of the land is cultivated. This area includes the Batinah a potentially rich garden area, land around mountain villages which have ancient irrigation systems, and sheltered mountain valleys.