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We have planned a trip to salalah, Need expert advice on do and don't 

I will be the only driver 

My car will be 2008 Pajero 3.00 LBW 

Recently i have changed Radiator , Break pads and  Spark Plugs 

Still Oil change is 7000 Kms away 

 

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First of all have lot of fun, as its brilliant drive and I'm waiting since few years to repeat again without any luck.

Road and car safety tips for long road trip to Salalah:

  • Check all fluids level constantly for few days prior to your trip, both before driving and after.
  • Get all bushes, belts and hoses check from proper mechanic with expected remaining life.
  • Carry the good size tool box, gloves, duct tape, mseal, cable ties, tie-down straps for safety.
  • Inflate all tires at 35 when fully warmed up, means start with 32 and check after an hour to top up.
  • Stop every 150-200 kms at every fuel station for 15 mins to check and rest yourself and car.
  • Refuel at every gas station spaced roughly 200 kms away to avoid no-show in next station.
  • Avoid high speed for long hours, keep it at 120-140 is good for engine and fuel efficiency.
  • Take 8-10 hours sleep in advance for 3 consecutive day prior if you are planning to drive in one shot.
  • Don't eat full stomach meal, you will fall sleep, no matter how much you were rested before.
  • If you feel sleepy, pull over far away in barren land (either side) and take a nap, than pushing.
  • Start at night so that you can reach Salalah before it get dark, as driving in night is bit risky as incoming traffic blinds you very much on one-way road. Starting from Dubai at night till Muscat is good well lit road, so you will hit that one-way road during daytime.
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* Check your visa requirements and Oman insurance coverage.

* Omani drivers can be pretty wild. Be careful, keep distance, and do not provoke.

* Keep an eye out for petrol stations and refuel in time.

 

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54 minutes ago, Gaurav said:

First of all have lot of fun, as its brilliant drive and I'm waiting since few years to repeat again without any luck.

Road and car safety tips for long road trip to Salalah:

  • Check all fluids level constantly for few days prior to your trip, both before driving and after.
  • Get all bushes, belts and hoses check from proper mechanic with expected remaining life.
  • Carry the good size tool box, gloves, duct tape, mseal, cable ties, tie-down straps for safety.
  • Inflate all tires at 35 when fully warmed up, means start with 32 and check after an hour to top up.
  • Stop every 150-200 kms at every fuel station for 15 mins to check and rest yourself and car.
  • Refuel at every gas station spaced roughly 200 kms away to avoid no-show in next station.
  • Avoid high speed for long hours, keep it at 120-140 is good for engine and fuel efficiency.
  • Take 8-10 hours sleep in advance for 3 consecutive day prior if you are planning to drive in one shot.
  • Don't eat full stomach meal, you will fall sleep, no matter how much you were rested before.
  • If you feel sleepy, pull over far away in barren land (either side) and take a nap, than pushing.
  • Start at night so that you can reach Salalah before it get dark, as driving in night is bit risky as incoming traffic blinds you very much on one-way road. Starting from Dubai at night till Muscat is good well lit road, so you will hit that one-way road during daytime.

Thanks a lot for detailed advice @Gaurav bhai, I will be starting @03:00 Am midnight and planning to drive from from hatta  - Ibri - Salalah with break for 30 Mins after every 300 Kms. 

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You may start more early to avoid rush at border and also in case you waste time at border still be able to cover that second leg during daylight.

Plan break at every 150-200 kms as all fuel station are positioned that way, with 300 km you might not be in sync.

Dig some old salalah thread here and quote those people who have visited last year for latest update on fuel station, road, places etc.

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2 hours ago, Frederic said:

* Check your visa requirements and Oman insurance coverage.

* Omani drivers can be pretty wild. Be careful, keep distance, and do not provoke.

* Keep an eye out for petrol stations and refuel in time.

 

All checked 

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@Sidshk if fuel is cheaper in Oman, please bring me 1 tanker full. 😀

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17 minutes ago, Rahimdad said:

@Sidshk if fuel is cheaper in Oman, please bring me 1 tanker full. 😀

For sure 

Does any one knw where to find those paints protection spray 

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You can get those from any car accessory shops in Nair and in Sharjah Industrial Area.

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10 minutes ago, Rahimdad said:

You can get those from any car accessory shops in Nair and in Sharjah Industrial Area.

what do they call it , Any name 

 

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