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Safe Travel Oman

iDrive4x4 only offers 4×4 rentals in countries that are safe. Below is our safety information for the country of Oman. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Is Oman safe?

White sand beaches, rolling desert dunes and extensive mountain ranges, Oman is the Middle East’s best-kept secret. Oman is one of the safest countries in the world. iDrive4x4 encourages you to travel safe while traveling by 4×4 with rooftent through Oman. We surely want you to get home with nothing but great memories from Oman. Therefore, avoid non-essential travel to the border area with Yemen due to the ongoing conflict. Besides that, take normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in Oman.

Oman’s Safety Amidst Regional Concerns: Unaffected and Secure

Concerned about the Israel/Gaza conflict? Oman remains unaffected, positioned far from the conflict zone. Flight distances from Muscat to Tel Aviv are comparable to Munich, emphasizing Oman’s distance from the unrest. Discover Oman’s safety through various sources, such as its recognition as the 5th safest country globally. Check out our ‘Top 10 things to do in Oman‘ blog for more insights for your 4×4 rooftent adventure.

Go on your Oman adventure with confidence, knowing you’re in one of the world’s safest and most enchanting destinations.

Travel with Peace of Mind: SafetyWing Insurance

For your safe journey in Oman, iDrive4x4 recommends having a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers medical emergencies and evacuation. We recommend SafetyWing, a trusted travel medical coverage. Enjoy coverage of up to $250,000 for accidents and illnesses with a $250 deductible. It also includes ambulance services, emergency medical evacuation, and dental treatment. Beyond medical coverage, SafetyWing insures you for travel-related mishaps such as trip interruption, lost luggage, and personal liability. Get a quote now for worry-free 4×4 adventures in Oman. Get a Quote

Safe driving in Oman

The Oman road conditions can be different to the conditions you are used to at home. With narrower roads, rough gravel roads, desert and sand tracks and even wild animals crossing the main road! When you are planning your routes through Oman please use the Oman Off Road book. If you buy the book then you get the GPS points that you can upload to your phone. Some roads are only suitable for 4×4 vehicles.

Safe driving in the desert

There is one golden rule for driving in the desert. NEVER EVER go alone in the desert. Always drive with at least one other car, preferably more. Make sure you have sufficient recovery gear. Read more information on our blog.

Camping in Oman

Oman is about outdoors, and the best part is that you can pitch your car with rooftent wherever you want. Actually, camping is something extremely common among both locals and tourists. Instead of worrying about a robbery in the middle of the night, what you should be concerned about is the overwhelming hospitality. The locals are likely to approach you to offer dates or any kind of refreshment. And don’t be surprised if they tell you to camp in their garden. Moreover, if you go camping on a weekend to a popular wadi or mountain. For example to Jebel Shams, you may find groups of Omanis who will likely invite you to sit with them over a barbecue.

Safety in Oman

Oman is a friendly and safe country to travel. Omanis are friendly and polite people. It is an Islamic country with a strict religious, moral and legal code. Crime of any type is severely punished. We advise you to respect religious and social traditions in Oman to avoid offending local sensitivities. Exercise modesty and discretion in both dress and behavior. Photography of government buildings or military establishments is prohibited – if in doubt, don’t take a picture.


Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe. You should carry a photocopy of your passport or another form of identification at all times. Travelers in Oman should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.

Oman Drone Restrictions

If you want to bring your own drone to Oman please check these special considerations for foreigners who want to fly drones:


  • Only commercial drone flights are currently allowed in Oman.
  • All commercial flights require a permit.
  • Obtain the permit before entering the country.


Obtain the permit at least 15 days before your booked flight. The permit must be received before entering the country. Permits may be obtained from Oman’s National Survey Authority (NSA).