If you are planning a trip to Oman or a resident planning a trip overseas, and public transport is not an option, it is a good idea to rent a car. For renting a car abroad, you must acquire an International Driver’s License (IDL) in order to rent a car and legally drive in the country.
The IDL serves as a proof that you hold a valid driver’s license in your country of residence. It will act as a shield for you and your family members in the event of an accidental and/or vehicle damage while driving abroad, or in case you lose your legal identification such as a passport. The IDL is recognized all over the world and is available in 8 most common foreign languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Arabic and Chinese) in order to help overcome language barriers.
Documents to be presented for obtaining a license:
An international driving license for holders of an Omani driving license or other government issued driver's license can be obtained online at https://www.idlorder.com/.
Here are the steps to follow:
At IDL Worldwide, requests are processed within 24 hours. For any query, our customer service representatives can be reached at 732-851-3636. Monday-Friday- 8 am-4 pm.
Oman is a fairly easy country to drive in and there is no better way for a tourist to experience Oman than by taking a road trip. Most of the roads in Oman are very well-maintained. It’d rather be a joy for you to rent a car and hit the road.
There are a lot of rules/guidelines which you need to always follow, or the repercussions can be serious.
The main Omani road traffic rules:
Though driving in a foreign country is fun, but it also presents certain risks as driving laws and habits vary from country to country, and even use different vehicles than you may be used to. Therefore, it’s important to prepare beforehand so you can have a safe and memorable trip to cherish for a lifetime. Researching the local traffic regulations, applying for an international driver’s license are the key steps in the right direction. You can make the most of your trip by abiding by a few rules and taking all necessary precautions.