A ferry travel comparison site is making ferry travel in Oman available to book in the UK.
Direct Ferries claims to be is the first European agent to work with the Gulf state’s National Ferries Company, which offers services between numerous destinations on the Omani coast.
The high speed ferry company offers travellers a range of options from a weekly six-hour crossing from Khasab in the north of the country to the capital Muscat to the more frequent Shannah to Masirah crossing which takes just one hour and operates 24 return-round trips a week.
Other crossings are from Shinas to Dibba, Dibba to Khasab, Dibba to Lima, Khasab to Shinas and Lima to Shinas.
The Direct Ferries website is now available in Arabic at ar.directferries.com.
Direct Ferries’ chief executive, Matt Davies, said: “This is an important development in the Middle East for us.
“Oman is an exciting destination, growing in popularity with UK tourists and we are delighted to be working with NFC, offering a high quality, ferry experience and an alternative way to discover this beautiful country.”
Mehdi Al Abduwani, chief executive of NFC, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Direct Ferries to our distribution network of agents, we are confident of growing our UK and European markets for Oman’s inbound travel with Direct Ferries presence.”