Monday, 15 February 2016

Congrats to the team of Omani & British explorers who crossed the Empty Quarter - 2016

Posted by Poorna de Silva
Source: Tahaddi Arabia Official webpage, Times of Oman.

The “Crossing the Empty Quarter” expedition was aimed at popularising the concept of responsibility and self-reliance among Arab youth, and for them to bear hardships to achieve their goals. To underline the principles of determination and self-reliance, the team crossed 1,300km, walking and riding camels in only the second ever documented expedition across the Empty Quarter in modern history.

The expedition set off on foot from the wilayat of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate last December to cross the Empty Quarter desert, traversing through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reach Doha in Qatar. The expedition was originally expected to take 60 days, however the rigorous desert crossing took just 49 days, due to the fast pace set by the expedition’s team members.