Al Bu­raimi border opened, UAE trip to be smoother

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Res­i­dents of Oman can re­joice as the new Sa’ara border point in Al Bu­raimi opened for both Oma­nis and ex­pats on Tues­day.

“Both Oma­nis and ex­pats plan­ning a trip to the UAE can use this new border point, which was opened on Tues­day,” said a Royal Oman Po­lice (ROP) of­fi­cial.

The dis­tance from Mus­cat via Dakhiliyah road to Sa’ara border point is around 332km and from Sa’ara border to Dubai 130km.

“On Tues­day, May 15, ROP cel­e­brated the open­ing of the Sa’ara border point in Al Bu­raimi. This border will make the jour­ney eas­ier for trav­ellers to go to the UAE as it will have six coun­ters both ways,” said an ROP of­fi­cial.

The event took place un­der the pa­tron­age of Dr. Said Al Kaabi, Chair­man of the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (PACP), in the pres­ence of Ma­jor Gen­eral Ha­mad Al Hatami, As­sis­tant In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice and Cus­toms, and a num­ber of dig­ni­taries.

Fa­cil­i­tate move­ment

Al Kaabi said the open­ing of the new border point would fa­cil­i­tate move­ment be­tween the two coun­tries.

“Sa’ara point is one of the most im­por­tant pil­lars of the bor­ders’ sys­tem in Bu­raimi Gover­norate and the com­mu­nity looks for­ward to fa­cil­i­tat­ing en­try and exit pro­ce­dures in the Gover­norate,” said Sayyid Ibrahim Al Bu­saidy, Gover­nor of Bu­raimi.

Ruqaya Al Yahiei, an eco­nomic re­searcher in the of­fice of the Gover­nor of Bu­raimi, said, “It will en­hance the ser­vices pro­vided by po­lice.

“The border is con­sid­ered to be the gate of Oman from the west and will un­doubt­edly play an im­por­tant role in fa­cil­i­tat­ing mo­bil­ity and en­hanc­ing the eco­nomic and se­cu­rity as­pects.”

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