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Old 1st May 2013, 11:52 AM
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You can easily find info online (simply web search) regarding the Hatta Run process, including travel time from Dubai. A gentle reminder: standard car insurance in UAE is not valid in Oman.
Thanks for that, I think I know what we need to do now. One question that I've not been able to find the answer to though (maybe because it's obvious what the answer is - I've never done a run so don't know though!) is are there any limits on when you can cross the border and get your visa stamped? It may sound a silly question to ask as presumably the border is open 24/7 but are all the offices that issue the visas open 24/7 or do they have certain times of opening? And 7 days a week?

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This may be a really daft question but I'm sure you guys, who seem to be experts on the visa run can help.

Can I cross the border at Ras Al Khaimah and get my British passport stamped on return the same route? I get the feeling that I have to use the Hatta crossing, but the RAK one would be much, much easier for me.

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This may be a really daft question but I'm sure you guys, who seem to be experts on the visa run can help.

Can I cross the border at Ras Al Khaimah and get my British passport stamped on return the same route? I get the feeling that I have to use the Hatta crossing, but the RAK one would be much, much easier for me.

Thanks for any help/advice.
Hi safia, according to my knowledge the easiest and the most common visa run by car is the Hatta crossing, never actually heard of anyone crossing the border at RAK.

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Thanks for that, I think I know what we need to do now. One question that I've not been able to find the answer to though (maybe because it's obvious what the answer is - I've never done a run so don't know though!) is are there any limits on when you can cross the border and get your visa stamped? It may sound a silly question to ask as presumably the border is open 24/7 but are all the offices that issue the visas open 24/7 or do they have certain times of opening? And 7 days a week?

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Hi Emanef, the immigration offices are open 24/7 as is the border
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This may be a really daft question but I'm sure you guys, who seem to be experts on the visa run can help.

Can I cross the border at Ras Al Khaimah and get my British passport stamped on return the same route? I get the feeling that I have to use the Hatta crossing, but the RAK one would be much, much easier for me.

Thanks for any help/advice.
I know people that have done it .. just keep driving straight through RAK (North) and then eventually you end up at the border .. it's actually a nice drive in some parts, sea on one side, mountains on the other...

EDIT: Now that I think about it, those runs were not recent and things do change without notice, so I would defer to someone who has a more recent experience, it was possible until last year though.

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Hi Emanef, the immigration offices are open 24/7 as is the border
Ah, great, thanks for that! We're wondering whether it's worth taking a couple of days.... is there much in the north of Oman worth visiting or do we need to be heading to Muscat and beyond to make it worth it?

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Ah, great, thanks for that! We're wondering whether it's worth taking a couple of days.... is there much in the north of Oman worth visiting or do we need to be heading to Muscat and beyond to make it worth it?
Can't really help you with what to visit in Oman but heard Muscat and Salalah are a must. I suppose youŽll have to surf the web and research if it's really worth staying back in the north.

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Blimey....800 miles drive to Salalah from Dubai! Not this weekend then....! lol

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Blimey....800 miles drive to Salalah from Dubai! Not this weekend then....! lol
It is a long drive, totally worth it, but not for a short weekend, unless ur feeling adventurous.

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hi!

Anyone doing the Hatta border run in the next few days? I don't have a car but willing to split costs. please leave me a pvt msg in inbox.

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