Muscat: The Muscat Municipality has announced that it is not permissible to camp, including caravans and tents, for a period of more than 48 hours, unless with approval from a competent directorate after paying a security deposit of RO100. The license is for a period of seven nights, which can be extended. It will start receiving applications from November 13, 2022.
The guidelines to be followed are:
Camping must be in the places specified by the municipality,
Leaving a separation distance between each site and another of not less than five meters.
Leaving a distance of not less than (.a) meters between the camping site and the beach.
The camping site should be kept away from the sites of fishermen and the sites prohibited by security.
The camping site should be at least 100 meters away from residential neighborhoods.
Maintain cleanliness of the assigned site during the period of use.
Not to use any of the mobile toilets that carry unsanitary specifications and standards
Not to damage crops and wild plants.
Not to erect dirt barriers or any kind of modifications in the natural environment of the camping site.
Not burning or landfilling waste.
Not lighting fires or barbecues in green areas and beach lands.
Safety and Security
The camping licensee is obligated to provide security and safety equipment for each site around the clock.
If a fence is used around the site, it must be made of temporary materials and not obscure the view.
Do not use lasers and lights directed upwards.
Requirements for public morals
Not to use the camp or sheep for prohibited purposes and disturbing others.
Commitment to the laws, decisions, order, and public morals that must be observed in the Sultanate of Oman.
Only technical requirements
The issued license number must be installed on a plate on the front of the caravan, tent, or sitting area. The licensee may not
Assigning the license to others, uh, practicing the activity in a site other than the site specified in the license
Not to use concrete or other building materials for any purpose
Not to use generators that cause inconvenience to site visitors.
Car parks, entry, and exit to and from the site must be organized.
Not to pave or level the site with heavy equipment.
An administrative fine of RO200 in the case of camping without obtaining the necessary license
An administrative fine of RO50 Ghanaian riyals in the event of non-compliance with one of the special controls or requirements.
Source : OmanObserver