Duqm will be connected to the Oman National Railway network during the first phase of its implementation. During this phase, the rail network will run from the northern industrial port city of Sohar to the capital Muscat. From Muscat, the alignment runs southeast to Duqm.
Connectivity with the GCC-wide rail network will be ensured through the construction of a link between Sohar and Al Ain in neighbouring United Arab Emirates. The high-speed, double track rail system will allow for the speedy transportation of containers, bulk commodities, and other general cargoes, to and from Duqm.