Muscat – For three days, from October 23 to 25, a convoy of 47 classic cars took a scenic journey across eight governorates in Oman, covering 1,400km.
This rally, initiated by the Oman Automobile Association and the Sabq Old Cars Endurance Organisation, aimed to highlight the sultanate’s rich tourist and heritage sites. Government sponsorship came from the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism as well as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth.
Kicking off in Buraimi, the rally navigated through Dhahirah, Dakhiliyah, North and South Sharqiyah, Muscat, South Batinah, before finally crossing the finish line in North Batinah. Along the way, participants visited various heritage and tourist landmarks, showcasing Oman’s diverse attractions.
“This event serves multiple purposes, primarily highlighting Oman as a tourist destination while offering a unique platform to vintage car enthusiasts,” said Sulaiman bin Abdullah bin Ali al Rawahi, Director General of the Oman Automobile Association.
He emphasised that such events contribute significantly to the country’s tourism sector and play a vital role in promoting motor sports.
Not just a leisurely drive, the rally had broader ambitions. It aimed to introduce tourists to the cultural and historical fabric of Oman.
Events like these are integral to the sultanate, offering economic, cultural, and social benefits, while also promoting a sense of shared heritage among participants and spectators alike, added Rawahi.
Its worth noting that the rally began in Jordan and passed through Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates before making its grand entrance into the sultanate.