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    Has anyone (holding a non-GCC passport) successfully crossed into Oman (and obtained a visit visa) using either of the two Al Ain border crossings?

  • #2
    Hi Ginger, last time I went was I think October last year. It was fine. I have Russian passport. I also used another crossing I think in 2014 - also no problem. My only advice is try not to be there on public holiday. In October I travelled to Wahiba to drive with friends and it was a holiday in UAE, so it was long waiting time.

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    • #3
      Thanks I crossed last year as well.
      However currently it's being reported " Avoid Al Madheef checkpoint (Al Ain/Buraimi border) as well as Al Hili border as these are only open to GCC nationals" from Gulf News http://gulfnews.com/guides/tourists/...-e44-1.1648517

      I just wondered if anyone had first-hand experience of these changes, as I really want to climb Jebel Shams (and the obvious way is via Al Ain) ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ginger View Post
        Thanks I crossed last year as well.
        However currently it's being reported " Avoid Al Madheef checkpoint (Al Ain/Buraimi border) as well as Al Hili border as these are only open to GCC nationals" from Gulf News http://gulfnews.com/guides/tourists/...-e44-1.1648517

        I just wondered if anyone had first-hand experience of these changes, as I really want to climb Jebel Shams (and the obvious way is via Al Ain) ?
        Yes they'll send you back and guide you to another longer road within UAE borders down to hatta through Shj mountains road...
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        • #5
          Hey all,

          Please be informed that in Al Ain there are 4 UAE-Oman Border check points which are Al Hilli Checkpoint, Al Madheef / Al Kuwaitat Checkpoint, Khatm al shakla Checkpoint and Mazyad check point. Khatm al shakla and Mazyad check points are open for Expats. On the other hand, Al Madheef check points is only for GCC. Regarding al Hilli Checkpoint; it was previously opened for expats, but currently Im not sure.


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          • #6
            During the last UAE National day in 2nd Dec 2015, I went to Oman from Khatmt Al Mellaha Check point. Because I live in Fujairah so the border is just 15 km away from home (border is Kalba side of UAE).
            Usually this border is quite and smooth. I was surprised of the amount of expat people waiting in queue. When I asked I found out that Al Ain and Hatta borders are not accepting expat to cross. I am planning to cross to Salalah this eid on July, hopefully it will be smooth.
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            • #7
              Thanks Kimoz, very helpful. I got through to Oman (at the Mazyad crossing); it was very easy and quick going through, the only delay was in fact coming back in at the UAE crossing

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              • #8
                Hi Ginger/KIMOz, Is there an Omani visa issuance point at Mazyad checkpoint that entertains Indian expats with residence visa (professional category) in the UAE?

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                • #9
                  Yes its a proper border crossing, with a stamp in the passport

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ginger View Post
                    Yes its a proper border crossing, with a stamp in the passport
                    Thanks Ginger for the quick response.

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                    • #11
                      Hi, can anyone advise me if the Mazyad crossing is still ok for non GCC visa run please?

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                      • #12
                        I did the Mezyad border crossing a couple of weeks ago with no issues. At the Omani border there is a vehicle insurance company where you can get car insurance to cover Oman

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                        • #13
                          Does anyone know if it Is possible to access the Hatta Pools from either the Khatmt Al Mellaha or Meyzad border posts- assuming they are still open to expatriates (non GCC nationals)?

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