Car & Van Hire in Seeb

Enterprise car hire locations in Seeb

Muscat International Airport is located within Seeb's city limits, and this is Oman's main international airport. Car and van hire in Seeb is available directly from the airport. An Enterprise Rent-A-Car representative will be able to assist you at the OUA Travel office, found by turning left at Terminal 1's arrivals gate and walking towards the departure gate. Seeb itself is just a 15.5 km drive from the airport.

What to do and see in Seeb

Seeb is a coastal city, and water-based activities are popular with residents and visitors to the region, including fishing, swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling. Seeb's port is also used for boat rides and speedboat tours of the uninhabited Daymaniyat Islands, which collectively make up the Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve. This area is protected by the government to preserve the coral reefs and assist with the conservation of marine life.

Al Naseem Park is popular with families and lies between Seeb and the nearby city of Barka. It offers play areas, a waterfall, an aquarium, a lake and flower gardens. The park provides a great location for a relaxing walk, and some visitors opt to bring food into the grounds for a picnic.

An alternative family day out, which will appeal to those with an interest in shopping, is Markaz Al Bahja, which can be found around 12 km from the city centre. This is a shopping mall that offers local and international stores, along with a food court, a children's play area and a cinema.

In terms of entertainment, the city is home to two of Oman's biggest multi-sports clubs, Al-Seeb Club and Al-Shabab SC, providing access to live sports. These clubs have teams that play basketball, hockey, volleyball and several other sports, but they are best known for their football clubs, with both of these teams playing at Al-Seeb Stadium.

One of the region's most notable landmarks is Beit al-Baraka Royal Palace, or Seeb Palace, though the building itself is not open to the public. Along the coast, you will be able to find plenty of sandy beaches, which are ideal for spending an afternoon. At the same time, some of the areas surrounding Seeb also offer great hiking opportunities.

Wadi Al Khoudh is a nearby valley that is the perfect location for scenic driving. This is one of the area's most significant attractions, thanks to its spectacular views, clear pools and interesting locations for off-road driving.

When it comes to cuisine, Seeb has plenty of restaurants that can serve authentic local dishes. Many of these include rice, chicken, lamb, fish or camel meat. Additionally, international fast food brands are available within the city, and Seeb is home to a popular fish market, where visitors can barter for freshly caught fish and lobster.

Driving in Seeb

The legal driving age in Oman is 18 for residents and 21 for visitors. Public transport can be unreliable, and metered taxis can be expensive, so car hire in Seeb is highly recommended for visitors. Vehicles drive on the right and overtake on the left. The standard of roads in Seeb and surrounding areas is generally very good, though you should pay extra attention when driving at night, as animals may stray onto the roads.

Licences issued in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, the European Union or any Gulf Cooperation Council country can be used in Oman for up to six weeks. A local licence will need to be obtained for longer stays, and licences issued in other countries may need to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.

Seatbelts must be worn by all occupants, and children under the age of 10 must be seated in the rear of a vehicle. Furthermore, children under the age of four are required to sit in appropriate child seats. For cultural reasons, it is important to avoid overt displays of anger while driving. Most road signs are in English and Arabic, and some are in English only. Nevertheless, motorists should familiarise themselves with common road signs before visiting.

Speed limits are made clear through road signs and must be obeyed at all times. The limit in residential areas is typically 40 km/h, while on urban dual carriageways, the limit is usually between 60 and 80 km/h. Freeways have a speed limit of 120 km/h, and speed limits are enforced by fixed speed cameras, mobile speed cameras and the police. If you are asked to stop by the police, you should pull over to the side of the road as soon as it is safe to do so.

You are likely to receive an on-the-spot fine if you are caught using your mobile phone while driving, but phones can be used on a hands-free basis. Oman has a zero-tolerance approach to driving under the influence of alcohol. The legal limit is 0.00%, and drunk driving offences can result in a prison sentence and a fine.

Seeb Street is the busiest road in the city and forms part of Route 1, or the Batinah Coastal Highway. This connects the city to Muscat, which is located approximately 25 km from the city centre.

Car and van hire in Oman with Enterprise

Enterprise Oman offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Seeb

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Seeb

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Seeb, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.