Just been to Oman and back on my UK plate bike and no problems. Only pointers are:
- The Oman and UAE borders can be a good few km's out, there are bits of Oman you can just sort of ride into and if you were to camp no one would know.
- Get an exit stamp from the UAE side (cost 30 Dirhams) and involves depending on the border a bit of a wait. Al Ain border has a Q-matic, the border near Hatta doesn't but has many more counters open so it's quick.
- Although we got a Carnet stamp in Sharjah at our port entry from Iran no one cared about the bike at the land border. No need for insurance etc on either side (i.e not compulsary, at your own risk)
- Oman visa is 10 day tourist or 30 day tourist, and are priced differently (not much at all) and you can pay by credit card. Oman has very shiny border buildings
For this you have to get off the bike and go in to the actual border building fill a short visa application form and queue up.
- Again back in to UAE entry, exit Oman is easy you get the exit stamp without getting off the bike (i.e. any normal border style at the gate)
- UAE entry you need to queue up again and get your new 30 day tourist visa. No problems on multiple entry.
- No issues on the vehicle didn't even ask for any documents etc.
Here is what we did, exited the UAE throgh the Mahdah border, there was one guy there and he waved us happily throgh. No exit stamp etc, then when we got to the Oman border 45 minutes later (they are so apart) they sent us back to the Al Ain UAE border to get an exit stamp otherwise they don't let you in).
Anyway if you just carry on on the main signposted roads and follow the OMAN signs (unlike us) you won't get it wrong
then you can go enjoy the small roads.
Hope this helps a bit
- Ow also at the Oman entry the border wanted to have a look in to all our panniers and had a bit of a poke around, then he got bored of the search and asked whether we were carrying any whiskey, which we replied by laughing at him and said no.