Don't panic if you find yourself in a state of emergency in the Sultanate of Oman, it’s good to know who to contact
16 September 2018| Last updated on 16 September 2018
Over the weekend, three expats were rescued by Oman’s Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance (PACDA) by different rescue missions.
Finding yourself in a predicament in the Sultanate of Oman is already a high-stress inducing situation, but not knowing who to call might be even worse.
However, the lives of three expatriates in the country were saved by the civil defence in three different rescue mission around the Sultanate – from a Wadi, a construction site and a mountain.
The first survivor was a woman who was rescued in the Southern area of Sharqiyah after she had fallen into a Wadi Shab. The rescue operation was successful, however, police are still trying to determine the cause of the fall.
On the same day, Oman’s PACDA was called to perform another rescue operation in the Ghala Industrial Area to help a man who was trapped inside of a construction crane on site. They managed to use a hydroelectric staircase to save the expat, who suffered minor injuries.
A rescue mission of an Arab man lost in a mountain in Musandam was the last of the rescue missions – authorities were called to rescue the man after he lost his way while rock climbing through the mountain.
Seeking an emergency can happen to anyone in the sultanate, which is why it’s best if you’re always precautious and know who to call for help especially if you’re a new expat to the country.
Emergency in Oman
With tourism becoming increasing popular in Oman and many people seeking to explore what the Sultanate has to offer in terms of adventure – expats emergencies may occur.
Below are some handy emergency numbers to contact:
Royal Hospital Emergency: +968 2459 9457
PDO Ambulance number: +968 2467 7444
KIMS Oman Emergency Room: +968 2476 0123
Car accidents in Oman
If you’ve been in an accident, or witnessed one and need to call for help, here’s what you should do.
Call the Oman Police on 9999 to begin an official Police report, which will be used by the insurance company later on as well.
Then you must move your car to the side of the road and take it to a repair shop for inspection.
Muscat Tow Truck: +968 9914 3222
Other emergencies in Oman
Or if you’re just complying a list of numbers to have by your side in the case an emergency occurs, then check if the below are on your emergency list.
General Emergency around Oman: 999
Police assistance: 9999
Water Emergency: 1442/1445
Electricity Emergency: +968 2469 8818 / +968 2471 4300 / +968 2470 1821
Oman Municipality: +968 8007 7222