PLAN YOUR TRIP

INFORMATION TO HELP YOU BOOK YOUR STAY IN THE SULTANATE

Hotels

The Golden Tulip Nizwa is the official event hotel of Oman by UTMB and we have secured special rates for a 4 night stay during OMAN by UTMB®. Alternatively, you can book accommodation at the Nizwa Hotel Apartments which are also located very close to the start line. Places are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

For runners wishing to organise their own accommodation in the area we also recommend booking early as demand will be high in November. There are a number of other guest house and hotel options in the Nizwa area that can be contacted directly or booked through most popular online booking engines. Participants will require their own method of transportation between their accommodation and the Golden Tulip Nizwa for bib collection and post event ceremonies.

Hotel Rate (plus 17% tax) Dates Promo Code Contact
The Golden Tulip Nizwa Single OMR 280

Twin OMR 320

Double OMR 320

Triple OMR 380

27th Nov – 1st Dec 2019 OS-Nov/GTN19 rsvn@goldentulipnizwa.com
Nizwa Hotel Apartments Twin / Double OMR 190

One Bedroom Apt. OMR 280

Two Bedroom Apt.  OMR 340

27th Nov – 1st Dec 2019 OS-Nov/NHA19 reservations@nizwahotelapartments.com

Tourist Visas

Tourist visas must be booked online prior to travel. The onsite visa bureau at the airport has a limited service.
Residents of most countries can now apply online for a tourism e-visa. The visa options include 10 days, 30 days or multi-entry.
The process is quick and simple, with the visa usually issued in a day or two. It is the runner’s responsibility to keep up to date with any changes to the visa application process.

Currency

The local currency is Omani Rials. The currency is pegged to the USD, offering a stable exchange rate.
1 OMR = $2.6 USD. Currency exchange services are available at the airport currency exchange bureaus.

Flights

Travel Dates:  25 November – 4 December 2019

Discount Code: UTMB2019

Discount Value: Business 12% & Economy 20%

The primary international airport is Muscat International Airport, which is located 120km from the start line. Muscat Airport opened a new terminal for all international passengers in March 2018 and offers modern, internationally designed facilities.

Travel

Getting to Muscat:

All international participants will need to fly to Muscat International Airport. Oman Air offers direct flights from the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland as well as regional destinations. We will share information about exclusive discounts for our participants and their families as the event approaches so you can book and save!

Getting to Nizwa:

We will be organising a shuttle bus service from Muscat to Nizwa on 27th & 28th November, returning on 30th November and 1st December. Specific timings and booking information will be sent to all registered runners well in advance of the event.
Alternatively, you have the option to get a taxi or hire a car. Information about this will be available on the website in the coming weeks.