An improved bus route will be linked to three Dubai Metro stations in the emirate
29 January 2019| Last updated on 29 January 2019
Getting the bus between Dubai and Muscat has just become much more convenient and comfortable...
The improvement to the existing bus route comes after Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed an agreement with Oman's National Transport Company - Mwasalat - which adds new bus stations and routes connect the two cities.
Although the service isn't a new one, these improvements will surely help making travelling to and from Oman much easier for passengers.
Route 201 to Muscat will operate three times daily and the price for a single or one-way trip is AED 55, and a return or two-way trip is AED 90. Meaning, this is the cheapest way to get to and from Muscat from Dubai easily!
Bus schedule from Dubai to Muscat
- Abu Hail Bus Station: 7:30am, 3:30pm and 11pm
- Airport Terminal 2: 7:45am, 3:45pm and 11:15pm
- Rashidiya Bus Station: 8am, 4pm, 11:30pm
Those who live across Dubai can easily take the Dubai Metro to the Rashidiya station, and transfer to the bus station.
Image credit: Khaleej Times
Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA's Public Transport Agency, said: "We have enhanced the existing Dubai-Muscat route by adding the three stations that belong to the RTA. This means, the passengers will have better service because these stations are connected to multiple modes of transport, meaning commuters can take the taxi or Metro to continue their journey."
"The collaboration will enhance customer experience and increase the ridership between the countries using public buses. Initially, there will be three trips daily but we can increase the number of trips depending on demand," he shared to Khaleej Times.
Enhancing the existing Dubai to Muscat bus route
In efforts to improve the commute between the UAE and Oman, Mwasalat has allocated three new buses, and each are equipped with the latest safety and technology features, including free WiFi on board. Each bus can accommodate up to 50 passengers.
Passengers will have to take care of their own visa requirements, and depending on the queue at the border control, the trip between Dubai and Muscat will take around six hours by bus.
How to get your bus ticket for Dubai to Muscat
Tickets are initially available manually over the counter but the RTA said they are looking into integrating payment with Nol cards and online ticketing system in the near future.