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Chapter16/Oman

As the plane landed in Dubai airport, we put behind the good and the bad of our adventure in Iran and said hello to the UAE. We spent the next 3 days in Mina Rashid Port trying to get the cars out of Customs but for more details about this in our next post with the...

Into the desert with Desert Diva

Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, there are not a lot of other “overlanders” in the UAE. There are many people who own 4x4s in UAE, and lots of people go driving in the desert on a regular basis, but the number of other traveller types seems to be low. I...

Desert trails

Another night that reminded us that we weren’t all that far from civilisation. As we were dropping off to sleep, we were shocked awake by the sounds of engines! My first thought was that we hadn’t avoided the dune bashers afterall. Fortunately, it turned out to be...

Northern Emirates exploration

The quiet wadi we thought we had found was surprisingly busy. Local cars shuttled between the main road and the settlement near us – we waved good naturedly as the cars flowed in either direction. In the the morning, the vehicles started up again, but this time it...