Omanis welcome riders from Ras Al Khaimah on first bus to arrive in Khasab, Musandam Governorate Image Credit: Supplied

Ras Al Khaimah: The RAK Transport Authority (RAKTA) has launched the first bus service connecting Ras Al Khaimah with Musandam, a governorate of Oman. The service was launched in partnership with Musandam Governorate, and operates on weekends with two trips per day.

One-way tickets are priced at Dh50 per passenger, with free travel for children aged 3 or below. 

“The launch of this service is in line with the directives of the UAE’s leadership to enhance tourism between the two countries and facilitate the movement of individuals, both residents and tourists,” said Ismail Hassan Al Balushi, Director-General, RAKTA.

“The service is also aligned with RAK Transport Authority’s 2023-2027 strategy, which aims to encourage public transportation and promote shared mobility as a sustainable, reliable, and safe transportation solution.”

He added: “The service departs from the main bus station in Ras Al Khaimah and passes through seven stops along the way, ending in Khasab, Musandam Governorate. Tickets are affordable and meet the needs of all segments of the community,” Mohamed Hashem, director of Quality and Operations Control Department at RAKTA, said.

RAKTA has coordinated with all relevant authorities in the UAE to ensure the smooth operation of the service and reduce travel time for passengers.

In celebration of the launch recently, Musandam Governorate held a reception to welcome the first bus from Ras Al Khaimah.