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Old 02-14-2013, 05:13 AM   #11
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Would any of you folks in Oman venture into Yemen?

I'm trying to get my GSA from Romania to India via the middle east. I wanted to ferry from Djibouti to Yemen. Sounds like I might find some hostiles on the coast road?

What are your feelings about the area and riding a fully loaded Beemer with a US passport?

Thanks for the help!
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.
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