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Old 02-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by phoenixdoglover View Post
I have friends, US citizens, who work on a contract near Salalah (southwest Oman). They have been there over 5 years. In general, they advise against traveling near the Oman-Yemen border. Southern Yemen is in small scale armed revolt. Traveling alone on a bike, without escort, would be ill advised. I would think it would make more sense to get boat passage for yourself and your bike from Djibouti to Salalah or Duqm in Oman. Travel in Oman (and the UAE) is safe.

However, how do you plan to get to India from Oman? You should be advised, for example, that it is unlikely you will be granted passage through Saudi Arabia on a motorcycle. So riding around the north of the Persian Gulf is not an option. Boat passage from Muscat or Dubai to Karachi might be possible.

All in all, it's a tough place for uninterrupted travel.
Do you have any suggestions on where to find ferry/boat information? Djibouti to Salalah would be ideal!
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