In the south-eastern corner of Oman, the city of Salalah is tucked away on the coast. Spend your holiday wandering through colourful marketplaces, dining on spectacular Middle-Eastern food at one of the many restaurants and cafes, and meandering along the palm-lined beaches. If you’re a history buff, learn about the 12th century frankincense trade at the Museum of the Frankincense Land, or visit the Sadah Castle. Hire a rental car in Salalah to get out and see all this desert nation has to offer.
Hire a cheap rental car in Salalah with Airport Rentals
There’s a lot to consider when hiriing a car in Salalah, but by visiting Airport Rentals and entering a few basic details about your holiday, finding a vehicle that’s right for you is easy.
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A quick overview of Salalah International Airport
The Salalah International Airport underwent a huge renovation in 2015, and can now host up to 6 million passengers a year in its beautifully designed terminal building. Fly in from Muscat in the north of Oman, or overseas from Doha, Islamabad and many other international cities. Take your pick of dining options, retail shops and tourist information points. When you’re ready to head out, collect your rental car keys from the desks located by the baggage claim in the arrivals lounge.
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Driving your car hire in Salalah
Getting around in Salalah is pretty straightforward. Streets are well maintained and well signposted. If you’re heading on a road trip around Oman, be mindful that the distances are long; always stay alert and swap drivers if need be.
Driving to and from the Salalah Airport
The Salalah Airport is located 13km north of the city centre by car. Head out onto Atin Road and follow it south until you reach reach Route 47. Take a left, and continue into the city centre. The trip should only take around 16-minutes. If you made arrangements to pick up your rental car from the city, hail a taxi from the airport.
Tips for driving your rental car in Salalah
• Motorists in Oman drive on the right, overtaking on the left only.
• Speed limits are 40km/h in urban areas and up to 120km/h on the highways.
• If a car flashes their lights at you, it means that they are asking you to let them pass.
• In the monsoon months (mid-June to mid-August), Salalah roads can get slippery; drive to the conditions.
Where to park - at airport and in Salalah
The Salalah Airport upgrade means better parking facilities for passengers. There are 2 car parks, both located next to the terminal which allow for short and long-term parking. They begin at 500 Bzs per half hour, and reach 2 RO for a full day.
On-street parking is available in the city, however be aware that parking in some areas is prohibited. When in doubt, see what other cars have done and follow suit. Museums, shopping malls and attractions all have parking available.
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