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Old 16th September 2010, 08:01 AM
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I have to do a Visa run to Oman in little over a week. I am not sure if this is still being done. I have been looking online and most of the site i read say that you can't do it anymore. I am from Canada and had no problem getting into the country. But if anyone can tell me how to do a Visa run (the cheaper the better) or are going on a Visa run and would like some company please let me know. It would really mean alot.

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I have to do a Visa run to Oman in little over a week. I am not sure if this is still being done. I have been looking online and most of the site i read say that you can't do it anymore. I am from Canada and had no problem getting into the country. But if anyone can tell me how to do a Visa run (the cheaper the better) or are going on a Visa run and would like some company please let me know. It would really mean alot.

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You should be fine. I know someone who did a run a couple of weeks ago. It's only the 33 nationalities that get visas on arrival who can do the run. Hatta or Al Ain should work, but longer drive between border crossings via Al Ain.

If you have a car, drive. If not, a taxi might be the best way but tell them you want to do the visa run so there's no issues for the driver at border.

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Visa runs thru Al Ain aren't a problem. Just make sure you have the extra car insurance for Oman. Takes an hour or so to get thru sometimes.

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Yep no probs doing visa runs through Hili at Al Ain, done it a number of times myself.

One time I had a few days to kill so I just kept driving, ended up in Muscat for the weekend. Glad I did, nice place Muscat !!!

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Just to be clear, you leave the country (UAE), go to Muscat for the weekend and then re-enter UAE on the way back to Dubai and you will get a new 30-60 day period?

I just called the UAE Embassy in USA and was told that you can extend only once, after that you must stay out of the country for something like 30 days before you can return.

Obviously I am inclined to believe the Embassy, however, i know that many "rules can be broken or bent".

So are there people here who have RECENTLY done visa runs past the original 60 days they give you?

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Just to be clear, you leave the country (UAE), go to Muscat for the weekend and then re-enter UAE on the way back to Dubai and you will get a new 30-60 day period?

I just called the UAE Embassy in USA and was told that you can extend only once, after that you must stay out of the country for something like 30 days before you can return.

Obviously I am inclined to believe the Embassy, however, i know that many "rules can be broken or bent".

So are there people here who have RECENTLY done visa runs past the original 60 days they give you?
Let me know what you find out Nightshadow. Don't be nervous because back in June my tourist visa (visa on the arrival, myself... united states citizen) expired and went to India for a week and was able to renew my tourist visa to get back in Dubai. Let me know how your Oman experience go. Maybe we can hitch together to Oman near end of November.

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I do believe, if you get the extension for the thirty days, then your stuck out. If you just go do visa runs to another country and come back in getting a 'new' visa stamp each time, then you can continue to do runs (subject to change anytime though).

I had to do a bahrain run when I first got here.




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