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!

Where to 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.).

Find a 4×4 rental 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 :  67 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 Prado 2.7L : 63 OMR / day
Price for the Prado 4.0L : 71 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 5.0 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…!!

Maria

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

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Raj – Robust 4x4s with optional rooftent

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Best price for a 4×4 with rooftent in Oman in 2024!

Raj has an extensive fleet of 4x4s, from the Toyota RAV4 for the budget-conscious to the Toyota Prado for the more adventurous.
As an option, you can add a roof tent (with camping gear). He offers optional off-road insurance for his vehicles. This may be of interest to those wishing to explore the trails in the “Oman off-road” guide!

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All prices include VAT. During peak season (10 December to 10 January), all 4×4 rental prices increase by 5 omr per day.

Type of Vehicle Daily (OMR) Weekly (OMR) Excess KM Charged
♦ Nissan Xtrail – mini-4×4 ♦ 19 0.080 bz
♦ Toyota RAV4 – mini-4×4 ♦ 19 0.080 bz
Toyota Prado 37 222 0.100 bz
Toyota Fortuner 37 222 0.100 bz
Nissan Xterra 37 222 0.100 bz
Nissan Pathfinder 37 222 0.100 bz
Mitsubishi Montero 37 222 0.100 bz
Toyota LandCruiser 48 0.100 bz

⇒  200km/day or 1200km/week included

⇒ Example calculation for 10 days rental for a Toyota Prado : one week at 222 OMR plus 3 days at 37omr/day. Total is 222 + 111 = 333 OMR (1800 km included)

⇒ Only Rooftent “Intimate” is available on ♦ mini-4×4 ♦

Optional : choose your rooftent (prices in OMR)

Type Size Installation* First 10 days After 10 days After 20 days
Two Adults Rooftent “Intimate” 1.2 m x 1.9 m 40 10 7,5 5
Two Adults Rooftent “1A” 1.4 m x 2.4 m 50 12,5 10 7,5
Two Adults + 2 Children Rooftent “2A” 1.9 m x 2.1 m 60 15 12,5 10

*there is a one time cost installation

⇒ For example, 14 days rental for a Toyota Prado with an “Intimate” rooftent :
– 444 OMR for 2 weeks toyota prado rental (2400 km included)
– 170 OMR for 14 days rooftent rental (40 omr installation + 10 days at 10 omr/day + 4 days at 7,5 omr/day)
TOTAL : 614 OMR (44 OMR/day) -> BEST PRICE for a powerfull 4×4 with rooftent IN OMAN 🙂

⇒ For example, 10 days rental for a Toyota RAV4 with an “Intimate” rooftent :
– 190 OMR for 10 days toyota RAV4 rental (1800 km included)
– 140 OMR for 10 days rooftent rental (40 omr installation + 10 days at 10 omr/day)
TOTAL : 330 OMR (33 OMR/day) -> BEST PRICE for a SUV with rooftent IN OMAN 🙂

All Roof top tents come with camping equipment below:

  • Sleeping Bags + Silk Sleeping Bag Liners (if requested)  + Mattresses + Sleeping Bags + Camping Mat+ Chairs + Table
  • Rechargeable LED Lights. + Cool Box (Not a Battery killing Electric one) + Water Jerry Can + Pressurized hot water Shower
  • Shovel + Gas Stove with Gas bottle. This is a large bottle of gas not the normal tiny Gas canister
  • Frying pan + Saucepan + Kettle + Knives & forks + Plates & Bowls & Mugs + Chopping board + Wash Bowl + useful kitchen utensils
Useful information

Please note that if you take a 4×4 with roof tent, you will have to pay the vehicle rental to Raj (25% prepayment) and the roof tent rental to one of his colleagues (no prepayment).
You will receive the 4×4 with the roof tent directly in Mascat.

  • Full Protection Insurance is 9 OMR per day, which includes- Off-roads insurance, Collision/Damage/Waiver, Theft protection etc.  If any accident occurs then the renter does not need to pay anything to us.
  •  In case the renter does not want to take the insurance and if they meet any major accident (each) then the renter has to bear the accident charges = 300 OMR (per accident), and if the accident is minor then we will coordinate with the garage and charge you the amount of repairs required . But these charges will only be applicable if the fault is of the renter. And if the renter is not at fault then they have nothing to pay, but the renter has to obtain a final police report.
  • But damage of tyres is not covered under the insurance. So if a tyre bursts/punctures and is non-repairable, a new tyre cost will have to be borne by the renter.
  • Additional Driver Surcharge = 2 OMR per day.
  • Baby Seat = 2 OMR per day
  • In case the vehicle returns in soiled or dirty condition, there will be an additional charge of  5 OMR, or more depending upon the intensity of dirt.
  • Parking Traffic and all other fines are the responsibility of the renter.
  • Border Crossing Insurance= Vehicles allowed to be taken only to UAE with our prior permission. UAE border crossing insurance will be 15 OMR per trip valid for 7 days. Other charges may apply. The insurance & permission letter to take the vehicle to UAE will be provided by us. We will need the driving license & passport copies of the person taking the vehicle across the border.
Rooftent package
  • Rooftent “Intimate” + all camping equipment
    • This is the smallest type. The tent is 1.2 m wide x 1.9 m long
    • Suitable for One “Romantic” couple or One Adult.
    • This tent is the easiest of all the tents to put up and take down.
  • Roof top Tent Type 1A + all camping equipment
    • The tent is 1.4 m wide x 3.1 m long Note the actual mattress size is 1.4m x 2.4m
    • Suitable for Two Adults.
  • Roof top Tent Type 2A + all equipment
    • Hard shell. Side opening roof top tent
    • 1.9 m wide x 2.1 m long.
    • Suitable for Two Adults + 2 Children up to around 12 years

All Roof top tents come with camping equipment below:

    • Sleeping Bags + Silk Sleeping Bag Liners (if requested)  + Mattresses + Sleeping Bags + Camping Mat+ Chairs + Table
    • Rechargeable LED Lights. + Cool Box (Not a Battery killing Electric one) + Water Jerry Can + Pressurized hot water Shower
    • Shovel + Gas Stove with Gas bottle. This is a large bottle of gas not the normal tiny Gas canister
    • Frying pan + Saucepan + Kettle + Knives & forks + Plates & Bowls & Mugs + Chopping board + Wash Bowl + useful kitchen utensils
Reviews ★★★★★

Rated 5.0 out of 5
11 March 2024

Tout s’est bien passé depuis le premier contact avec Raj. Nous avons loué un 4×4 avec tente de toit pendant 2 semaines, super confortable et facile à ouvrir/fermer. Tout l’équipement était en bon état et nous avions tout le nécessaire pour notre aventure en camping. Raj a été super réactif. La location de voiture et la fixation de tente se sont bien déroulées. La meilleure façon d’explorer la belle Oman !

Anna

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