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Hi Kelly, I am planning to do a visa run Nov 8th Saturday if you havent already and would like to join and split the costs for car rental and petrol. I will be renting a car for 60 AED . . . Pls PM if you are interested. Thanks . . .

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I'm on day 30 of my visit visa and need to do a visa run. I have a car and my insurance is good in Oman. I am working from home on a start up, so I can go during the week, or I'll go the 14th or 15th. Let me know if anyone wants to ride along. I have a Hyundai Tucson

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Done the visa run today and was just as described in the OP thanks so much for the detail, it took 4 hours all up door to door.

We used the app 'Waze' on the cell phone to get from A-B and it also had the added advantage of letting me know where all the speed cameras were (which was v.handy)

Well worth installing this if you tend to have a bit of a lead foot or your not eagle eyed, some of the cameras are just posts so a tad hidden.

Small note though...it works off cell phone data so only install and use if your not fussed on the usage.

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Doing a visa run today if anyone is interested, message me

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I made the visa run today. I was over by 4 days, but it wasn't a problem. A few things to note:

1) if you have a huge passport with lots of stamps, find your most recent entry page before you leave and mark it with a tape flag or sticky. I didn't do that, and at the first check point, which is after Al Madam, I was requested to pull over. It wasn't hard to sort out, but I delayed myself and everyone behind me in line

2) The speed limit is 120 km/hr most of the way, but there are so many roundabouts. At one that is about 30 km out of Dubai, as you are following E44, you have a choice to go towards DWC or towards E77 "Hatta, Oman". I took E77 towards Hatta. I was confused, but shortly, I saw another sign that I was still on E44

3) at the first check point, they asked why I was going to Oman. I said for a visa run. At the second check point, they asked where I was going, I said, to the border

4) After getting the Dubai exit stamp, there is a car check point for Oman. Most people had to open their car trunk. Obviously, make sure you don't have alcohol or anything in your car. They give you a piece of paper here, it needs to be stamped at Oman immigration

5) I accidentally went through the Oman border in my car, rather than stopping ahead of it and parking. They ask you to park, but you're on the Oman side of the border. Regardless, if you do that, go in and get your entry and exit stamps, then DO NOT wait in the car queue going back into Oman. I saw some Westerners getting into this line, you don't have to. You do have to give back that piece of paper, you will see the hut for that.

6) after going in to get my UAE entry, again, you don't queue up in any lines of cars. That (other) little slip of paper that you turn in isn't really at a lone hut. There are several huts, all closed, a Duty Free Shop, and then the lone hut where you turn in the paper.

7) the UAE side checkpoints on the way home do require that you queue up again. At the first, they waved me through. At the second, the guy asked for my passport. He then had the same problem trying to find my new entry stamp, so he just asked me if I had gone to the border.

It was 144 km from Media City, and 110 km back to Mirdif. It took about 3.5 hrs, and I drove home in the dark. The coordinates my satnav gave for the Oman visa center were N 24.8005304 E 56.1163974 I have car insurance for Oman but it was never requested.

I went with a friend to Musandam for a visa run once and that's a pretty drive. You won't find any queues and it is much less complicated. It's kind of cool because you end up at the Strait of Hormuz and are looking across at Iran. That's such a strategic point in the world. My friend had a rental car at the time and was required to pay 150 aed for insurance. I would only recommend this if you have a whole day.
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Hello,
Does anyone need to do a visa run in next couple of days? Chilled California finance guy stayed longer than I thought. Let me know.
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this is the best route for the visa run, simplest, shortest and most economical

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@Californio I would be interested if the offer is still valid. Since tomorrow is my last day of visit visa I'm really tight on time. Sharing expenses ofcourse, very outgoing so don't be afraid that it would be a boring ride

But really, if anyone is doing the run tomorrow - I'm in!

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I'm doing this run tomorrow. Have my own car and fancied a bit of company and to help others out for a change.

Message me if you wanted to come along.

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I got a job offer and he took my documents in Abu Dhabi. He told me that he is going to start applying my visa. Should I believe him or not because there is no written proof that he really applied for my visa or not. Also how much time required for visa to be converted?

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