Muscat – Musandam governorate welcomed its inaugural international bus service connecting it to the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.
The development symbolises the strong ties between Oman and the UAE. Initiated by the Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority (RAKTA), this service aims to bolster public transport and tourism between the two nations.
This introduction marks the first international land transport route by RAKTA.
As stipulated in an agreement signed in August, the route originates from Ras Al Khaimah’s southern Al Dhait region, ending in Khasab.
The one-way ticket would cost RO5.250, while children aged three and under travel for free. Prospective travellers can book tickets through the RAKBus app, the authority’s website, the Ras Al Khaimah bus station, or directly onboard the buses, officials said.
The bus operates on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with two round trips between 8am and 6pm.
Stops within Ras Al Khaimah include the Al Rams and Shaam areas, while in Musandam, buses will halt at Tibat, Bukha, Al-Harf, Qada, and Khasab, officials confirmed.