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4×4 rental in Muscat, Oman

The best 4×4 rental companies in Muscat and our tips for driving in Oman

In this article, we give you some tips on how to organise your 4×4 excursion in Oman: where to rent a 4×4? At what price? Road conditions, insurance, etc. More information about the road-trip to Oman (itinerary, budget, favourites, etc.) in this article.
We highly recommend the OMAN OFF-ROAD guide book to plan your road-trip in Oman!

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Travelling by 4×4 in Oman

Oman has an incredible diversity of landscapes: from wadis lost in the mountains to white sand dunes flowing into the sea. A vast desert plain covers most of the central part of the country and several high mountain ranges (Jebel ach-Chams, 3,009 m) stretch along its north and south-east coasts. There are few paved roads (outside the Muscat agglomeration) and they connect the major cities (Muscat, Nizwa, Salalah). Staying on these major roads means missing out on the beauty and diversity of the country’s landscapes. To access remote and wild areas, 4 wheel drive will be essential. It is also possible to cross the country by motorbike, ATV or on foot. Wild camping is allowed, so you will be able to enjoy a starry sky without light pollution. Drinking water points are accessible in all villages. Wild camping in Oman is a unique experience… you will enjoy a starry sky without light pollution.

Oman is home to thousands of trails to explore. We recommend that you buy the book OMAN OFF-ROAD, a real nugget offering a selection of 38 4×4 tracks across the country. Read our article to discover an optimized itinerary for two weeks, inspired by our last trips there and the tracks of the book OMAN OFF-ROAD.

There are few rental agencies in Oman that specialize in 4×4 off-road vehicles. So we recommend that you book your 4×4 in advance, especially during the high season between January and April.

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Which 4×4 to travel in Oman?

There are many brands and 4×4 models but not all of them can be found in Oman. To help you, we have written an article about the best 4×4 rental cars. The most common brands in Oman are Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi. If you have a problem during your road-trip with one of these brands, it will be easier to find a mechanic and spare parts.

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Road condition in Oman

Beware of driving in Muscat. Outside the major cities, you will often be alone on the road. A real pleasure!

As mentioned above, only major roads are paved. To access mountainous and desert areas, you will have to drive on sandy and gravel tracks. For example, in the south of Muscat, routes are often covered with pebbles and rocks. Also, if you drive on sand, you will have to switch to 4 wheel drive and deflate your tires as explained in our article “How to drive on sand”. 

Rental car insurance

Usually the rental companies will offer you an insurance. If you don’t have coverage included in your credit card, take the insurance that the rental agency will offer you. They usually offer Collision Damage Waiver coverage that covers some of the damage to the rental vehicle in the event of an incident. We also recommend that you plan a small “repair” budget, a simple flat tire can quickly happen!

 4×4 rental with driver in Oman

 

Some travellers will prefer to use the services of a driver when travelling to Oman. This can have several advantages if you have no experience in 4×4 driving or mechanics in case of a problem. Drivers are familiar with their vehicles, can act as translators, and are used to driving on uncertain tracks.

Rent a 4×4 in Muscat

 

Most of car rental agencies are located in Muscat. There are not many rental companies specialized in off-road vehicles, but the market is growing. Here is a selection of very serious and professional rental companies.

You will have the choice between international rental companies and local companies specialized in off-road driving and wild camping (roof top tent, camping gear, etc.).

Rent a 4×4 at the best price in Oman

On our first trip to Oman, we used RentalCars rental agency comparator to find a 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser at the lowest price. With this comparator, you can get a quick overview of the market price and discover the best 4×4 rental agencies in Oman with verified customer reviews.

If you are on a tight budget, or if you don’t need a vehicle equipped for independent travel (with camping gear, rooftop tents, etc.), using this comparison tool can be a good solution!

To drive safely on the Omani tracks, we recommend these vehicles known for their reliability and robustness: Toyota Prado, Toyota Land Cruiser and Mitsubishi Pajero.

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Oliver – Rent a 4×4 with rooftop tent in Muscat !

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Oliver is a passionate and dedicated man. He created his rental agency in order to share his love for Oman with other travellers and allow them to travel independently. All his cars are recent and well maintained. In order to make your trip as pleasant as possible, Oliver provides camping gear and rooftop tents for 2 to 3 people! A real bonus when you want to enjoy the magnificent tracks of Oman with comfort!

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Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5L with a rooftop tent

The Mitsubishi Pajero offers superb off-road abilities. It climbs easily, and gives you plenty of confidence on any kind of track. Oliver has a Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5L Petrol with automatic transmission from 2018-2019. It is suitable for 7 people maximum.

Price :  63 OMR / day

Including:
- Rooftop tent (2-3 persons)
- Complete set of camping gear for 2 persons
- Full Installation
- Loading and Cleaning of all camping gear
- 200 km per day (extra km = 100 Baisa)
- Full insurance with 100OMR deductable
- TVA included

Minimum rental period 7 Days (adjustable on request)

Toyota Prado with a rooftop tent

The Toyota Prado is one of the best 4x4s for off-road driving, it is also very comfortable! Moreover, it is easy to drive if you are new to driving a 4x4.The 2.7L V6 Prado is powerful enough for most of the tracks in the Oman Off-road book but if you want a more powerful car, Oliver also has a 4.0L Prado. Both have petrol engine with automatic transmission. Cars are from 2018-2019 and are suitable for 7 persons maximum.

Price for the 2.7L : 58 OMR / day
Price for the 4.0L : 66 OMR / day

Price including:
- Rooftop tent (2-3 persons)
- Complete set of camping gear for 2 persons
- Full Installation
- Loading and Cleaning of all camping gear
- 200 km per day (extra km = 100 Baisa)
- Full insurance with 100OMR deductable
- TVA included

Minimum rental period 7 Days (adjustable on request)

Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L with a rooftop tent

The Toyota Land Cruiser is our favorite 4x4 for off-road driving, it is powerful, reliable and very comfortable! Moreover, it is easy to drive if you are new to driving a 4x4. You will be able to drive anywhere in Oman! It's a Landcruiser 4.0L Petrol with automatic transmission from 2018-2019. The car is suitable for 7 persons maximum.

Price : 77 OMR / day

including:
- Rooftop tent (2-3 persons)
- Complete set of camping gear for 2 persons
- Full Installation
- Loading and Cleaning of all camping gear
- 200 km per day (extra km = 100 Baisa)
- Full insurance with 100OMR deductable
- TVA included

Minimum rental period 7 Days (adjustable on request)

Rooftop tents

Dimensions 240L x 140W x 120H cm

Suitable for 2-3 persons

High quality rip-stop waterproof poly-cotton canvas  

Matress:  60 mm thick

Windows with mosquito nets on all 4 sides

Strong aluminium ladder

Easy to build up in 3 minutes

Camping gear

The following items are included in the 4×4 + rooftop tent package:

Chairs, table, cool box, water canister, pillows, bedsheet, solar shower, shovel, towing rope, tool box, batterie lamp, solar lamp, batteries, gas cooker, cartridges, lighter, wash bowl, can opener, peeler, corkscrew, cups, plates, bowls, cutting board, knifes, forks, spuns, pots, frying pan, salad bowl.

On request we can provide:
Ground tent, sleeping bags, sand boards, book explorer off-road oman, jerry can, air compressor 

Useful information

Insurance for extra driver: 2 OMR (per day)

Cars are allowed and capable to go offroad

Cars are fully insured with 100 OMR deductable

Extra km = EUR 0.22

High season (20 December to 7 January):  5 OMR more per day

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5
8 November 2021

Dear Oliver, first of all, thanks for your great support in making it possible to have such a great time in Oman. Our rooftop tent adventure was the highlight of our trip to Oman. We had never driven a 4×4 or used a roof tent before but it was all so easy. Oliver could not have been more helpful. Before we started he gave us plenty of great recommendations and insider tips and the confidence to make the most of the trip. The 4×4 vehicle, roof tent and camping gear were all top class. Mountains, canyons, desert, wadis, beaches…Oman has it all. We’ll be back but for longer next time….10/10…!!

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The rental agency is closed between 1 May and 1 September. Please do not ask for rental on these dates.

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Your message will be sent to Oliver who will reply within 48 hours to confirm the price, availability and answer your questions.

Nikky – off-road 4x4s with roof top tent!

 

If you’re looking for well-maintained, reliable and, above all, fully-equipped 4x4s, then Nikky is the man to call! He has a fleet of four Toyota Land Cruisers 200 specially equipped for the trails of Oman: 33′ all-terrain tyres, snorkel, reinforced suspensions and other off-road equipment included! He also provides camping gear, roof tents and other equipment for self-drive travel (more details in the sections below).

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The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 is one of the best choices for traveling along the dirt roads of Oman. This 4×4 offers amazing off-road abilities, space and comfort. All Nikky’s cars are from 2014 and are fully equipped with:

  • Roll Out Awning /Shade
  • Front Bumper with Air Bag Compatibility
  • Rear Bumper with Jerry Can and Tire Carriers
  • Coil Springs and Suspensions
  • Snorkel
  • 33″ All Terrain Tires
  • Roof Rack
  • Roof LED Light Bar
  • SOS Panic Button
Duration Price ( OMR per day)
1-5 days 75
6-9 days 69
More than 10 days 65

Nikky also offers all the necessary equipment for camping and travelling independently. Bundles are based on 2 pax for 1 week. For additional persons or duration, the fee will be higher.

  • Roof Tent – Price 15 OMR per day
  • Cooking Kit – Price 30 OMR: grill, 2 gas stove ans 2 pots, a kettle, cooking ustensils, wooden plates, cutlery, chopping board and knife, kitchen roll, sandwich bags, trash bags, 1 table, tin mugs, paper cups, and coffee sachets, water pump, 1 large and 2 small cooler box.
  • Sleeping Bundle – 25 OMR: ground tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags.
  • Campsite Set – 20 OMR : rugs for around the fire, 2 bags of firewood, lighter fluid, matches and 4 camping chairs.
Useful information

Equipment bundles fee is based on 2 pax for 1 week. For additional persons or duration, the fee will be higher.

Mileage in Oman is Unlimited.
Insurance in Oman : Third Party, off-roading not including. Excess in Oman is 250 OMR.

Once you agree rental term, Nikky’s team will help plan the perfect itinerary.

The 5% VAT is included.

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