Car Hire at Salalah Airport
This information is correct as of November 2015
With car hire at Salalah Airport you can enjoy the freedom to explore Oman's beautiful southern coast and its tropical cities. Historic sites add a twist of interest for culture vultures, while white sand beaches offer plenty to keep sun-worshippers happy.
Where to hire a car at Salalah Airport
Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty and InterRent all offer car hire from Salalah Airport.
Petrol stations near Salalah Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There's a Shell petrol station just beside the airport exit on Al Rubat Street. If you're approaching from the east you'll find it just before the airport exit.
Driving around Salalah Airport
The airport is very close to the city centre. Almost as soon as you leave the airport car park you'll find yourself on Al Rubat Street, a dual carriageway. From here you can take one of the exits into the city centre. If you are unfamiliar with Salalah we recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav system. Traffic in Oman drives on the right-hand side of the road.
Getting to your destination
Famous for its monsoon (khareef) festival, tropical fruit trees, tempting beaches, and historic attractions, Oman's second city is a great all-rounder of a destination.
It takes about ten minutes to drive into downtown Salalah from the airport. Parking is free and easy in the city and beside the beach, with very little in the way of parking fees or regulation. Many hotels in Salalah offer secure private car parks. This is the best option if you're hiring a car as you don't want to be liable for any damage that may occur from leaving your car on-street.
Historic forts, tombs and wooden houses characterise the town of Mirbat. There are some fantastic beaches just outside the city limits, and scuba diving is excellent.
It takes about 55 minutes to drive to Mirbat from Salalah Airport. If you're planning on heading out to the sea we recommend renting a four wheel drive as some of the roads can be quite tough. Parking in the city is easy, and most of the accommodation in the area offer private parking for guests.
A breathtaking castle and an impressive white sand beach draw visitors to Taqah, once a sleepy fishing village and now a buzzing tourist hotspot.
It takes about half an hour to drive to Taqah from Salalah Airport. Hotels with car parking are widely available and there are plenty of large car parks near the town's major attractions.
Prices subject to change