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Old 08-29-2012, 04:17 AM   #1
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Kuwait Salalah(Oman) Bike Trip

Day 1


We started as 7 bikers from Kuwait to Jbale Saudi Arabia . At 8:20Am we crossed the border to Saudi Arabia. The road condition didn’t change since my last trip.




At 11:30 AM we reached the Jbale exit. We stop and we said our good byes. From that point on I was on my own. I took it slow and enjoyed the ride. The roads where not so bad and where was little traffic.



The road from Al-Hofuf to UAE is full of challenges. Most of it is two ways road, the road is in bade condition, and probability of sand storm is really high at that time of the day.



After some hesitation I decided to push on. There was just a little sand storm and road was not so bad. I reached UAE border at 5:30 PM and in hotel at 7:00PM



That night the hotel was almost full and I did not have a reservation. The receptionist tried to take an advantage of the situation and he offered me a room for 2500 dirham it's almost three time the rate that my friend payed when he was there two months ago. After some negotiation he agreed to give me the room for 1500 dirham. Since I have no other option I agreed and payed for it.

It was nice clean hotel with an amazing service. I had my dinner and went to sleep.

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Old 08-29-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
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whats the weather like?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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whats the weather like?
It was some what hot. the best time to do this type trip is from Dec to Feb


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Old 08-29-2012, 04:40 AM   #4
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It was hot. The best time to do such a trip from Dec to Feb.

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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whats the weather like?
It was hot the best time to ride down there in Dec to Feb
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:19 AM   #6
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Day 2

Knowing that I have 360 KM for my next over night stop. I started the day at 10:00 AM. The roads from Jebal Dhanna to Al-Ain was amazing. Nice desert view with large golden sand dunes. It was the meddle of the week and I had the road to my self most of the time.

I've spend the night at intercontinental hotels Al-Ain. The hotel staff was really friendly, they are used to see biker coming from all over the U.A.E. They offered me a secured barking for my bike and special discount rate.










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Old 09-02-2012, 02:29 AM   #7
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Day 3
Nizwa is the first over night stop in Oman. I was going to meet Mike an old biker friend that used to live in Kuwait. He had moved to Oman one year earlier.

It supposed to be as short ride to Nizwa 31 KM ride from the Hotel to the Oman- U.A.E border and 300 KM to Nizwa. I met Mike In a gas station 50 KM in side Oman. Mike came all the way from Muscat. the ride was a mazing and it nice to have a companion.

Mike toke me on a tour of Nizwa we visited an Old Nizwa Fort Built by Imam Sultan bin Saif al Yaarubi in 1668 AD and the Old Nizwa Market.

There was a some sort of convention in Nizwa and the only hotel in Nizwa was fully booked. I was left with two option. the first was to ride back to Al-Ain 331 KM. the second was to ride with Mike to Muscat 200 KM to spend the night.

I decided to ride with Mike to Muscat since I have never been there before and do some site seeing.







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Old 09-02-2012, 02:56 AM   #8
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More pictures please, it looks like an awesome part of the world :-)
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #9
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More pictures please, it looks like an awesome part of the world :-)
I will post more pictures on my next post.
It is a nice place Salalah is a historical city in the empty quarter.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:01 AM   #10
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