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Is there any coffee shop / restaurant after crossing Hatta border?

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Is there any coffee shop / restaurant after crossing Hatta border?
No, there is a one a few miles before in Hatta, all there is is a road to the Oman border.

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You can get coffee in the shop in the Oman border post and there is a pizza hut but there's nothing for a few miles after that until you hit the coast. You pay more if you actually want to go into Oman rather than just doing the border run.

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Hi Guys,

how often can you do this??? Seems like a way live in Dubai without having to get residency?

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I did it today. OP post is super accurate. It took me 4 hours from Barsha. One way out I went through E102 highway which later connects to E44. It's a good road, less speed cameras, scenic drive through the mountains. I got flashed on E102 once but I don't know why, the speed limit is 120 and I was driving 110. Broken radar? On the way back I took E44 but there are 2 checkpoints where you have to slowdown and show your passport.

I didn't know that as resident of UAE I don't need to buy the "in/out" visa to Oman (AED 50). The whole process is well known and there are no surprises. Immigration officer on UAE side even asked me whether I go to Muscat or in/out.

@stuza, without residence visa you will not rent anything here except for hotel apartments, you won't be able to buy a car etc.

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Thanks Malbec but, that want the question. I've got all that covered. I just need to know if a limit exists?

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how often can you do this??? Seems like a way live in Dubai without having to get residency?
I'm presuming that you're one of the nationalities eligible for the visa on arrival into UAE and equally eligible for visa on arrival into Oman.

In which case there appears to not be a limit - however don't be surprised in the Immigration authorities frown upon it being done forever.

If you're not of these nationals then you're not going to be able to do this. I also presume that you've read the thread and stickies but may have missed all this information.

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Does anybody have any idea if there is transportation from Abu Dhabi to oman ? Buses maybe ?? And if so, how will i do the visa run when going by bus ?? Thanks

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There is no limit I believe, I know someone who has been doing it for over 3 years!

I am not sure about buses I am afraid.

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Is anyone doing a visa run this week ie up to Friday 6 March. My wife needs to go and will share costs. Thanks

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