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Cheap car hire insurance Oman

Oman is an interesting country to explore with a rental car. It is possible to hire a car in any of Oman’s major cities and towns. In case you are involved in an accident, car hire excess insurance is highly recommended.

Driving in Oman is on the right hand side of the road. Roads in large cities and highways are generally in good condition but poor in rural areas, so be careful. Watch out for buses and taxis that have a tendency to pull in front of you to pick up passengers without warning.

For women drivers’, wearing a headscarf is a good idea. It is not compulsory to wear one, but it helps stop getting unwanted attention from some of the local men. Also note, it is illegal to drive a dirty car in Oman and you could be fined by local police.

Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended as there are some great drives that are off-road and you will easily be able to drive through wadis. However, note some areas do not have mobile phone signal, so you may have to hitch a ride to the nearest town or village for help if you break down.

Car hire excess insurance in Oman is definitely worth the extra cost. Many roads at night time are not well lit and camels and other animals are prone to wandering out on the roads.

If you do plan to travel around Oman with a rental car, taking out car hire excess insurance in Oman is worth it because cars can easily be damaged by animals who stray onto roads when you least expect it. Without it you may find yourself forking out as much as ₤3,000 in damages.