My attempt to return from Abu Dhabi to Qatar saga…
Check in at Etihad…
– Can only get boarding pass to Muscat, Oman
– Bags can only be checked to Muscat, Oman
— This means that I have to:
—– Purchase a visitor visa for Oman (5 Omani Riyals)
—– Go through immigration in Oman
—– Retrieve luggage in Oman
—– Exit through customs in Oman
—– Check in at the Oman Air counter and check my bags to Doha, Qatar
—– Go through security in Oman
Luckily I was able to achieve all of that without missing my connecting flight. However Oman Air would not allow me to take my AUH-MCT boarding pass with me…. but I do have a picture of it.
Although the bags took nearly an hour to get on the belt I was pleasantly surprised to arrive at the hotel in Doha with both of my bags.