Arrival and Getting to Ibri
Noor Majan offers a shuttle bus to Ibri leaving from Muscat International Airport on the Tuesday morning prior to the course start. Students will meet a representative of Noor Majan on the day prior to the course start (usually Tuesdays or Saturdays) between 10:00 and 11:30 am in front of the Ooredoo telecommunication counter in the arrival hall. The shuttle bus will leave to Ibri at 11:30 am.
For students arriving the night prior to Noor Majan’s designated pick-up time, we recommend spending a night in Muscat and then meeting the group at the airport the next morning.
Departing from Ibri
Noor Majan will organize transportation to Muscat Airport on the last day of classes, usually Thursdays. Students will be in Muscat on time to catch all flights after 7:00 pm.
Arranging Own Transport to Ibri
After Arriving At Muscat International Airport, purchase an Omani SIM card and some credit at the Ooredoo telecommunications counter in the arrival hall and call +968 99433381 (Sultan Al Farsi) or +968 99427098 (Hussein Al Farsi) to inform us about your safe arrival.
If arriving between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. come to Ibri directly. If arriving between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. you need to spend the night in Muscat. Hotel options close to the airport include Golden Tulip Al Seeb , Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb , Bayan International Hotel , Al Husn Hotel Apartments Al Khoudh (no online booking available).
Arriving to Ibri by Bus or Taxi
Take a taxi to Burj Al Sahwa station. Taxis right in front of the airport will take you there for 7 OMR (5 min ride). The airport taxis are blue and you have to pay for them up-front at a little stall reading “airport taxi” in front of the arrival hall.
For all other taxis, which are recognizable by their orange/white color: Taxis in Oman are not metered, so you need to negotiate a fare prior to boarding a taxi! When walking up to the main street you can catch a taxi or shared bus and bargain a much cheaper fare.
At Burj Al Sahwa buses leave twice daily at 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Check validity of schedule at http://www.ontcoman.com/). The bus ride takes four hours to Ibri and costs about 4 OMR.
Taxis to Ibri leave from there as well. They cost 5 OMR per passenger if shared at four or 20 – 25 OMR if you rent a taxi on your own. The trip to Ibri takes 2.5 hours by taxi.