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    Some photo's from a drive from Dubai to Oman in the weekend.

    Destination: Suhar, Oman.
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    1. On Sheik Zayed Road in Dubai heading North.


    2. Last minute pitstop for some essentials.


    3. On the road to Al Dhaid in the Emirate of Sharjah.


    4. Outside the main mosque in Al Dhaid.


    5. Through the Fujairah Mountains.


    6. At the Airplane Scrapyard in Fujairah.


    7. Beach football pitch in Kalba.


    8. Mean looking Landcruiser at the Oman Border crossing. And #10 new country visited by myself for 2013 too.


    9. Luckily I just had another 100k's to Suhar.


    10. Selfie overlooking the Gulf Of Oman.


    11. Al-Wadi Hotel for the one night stay in Suhar.


    12. Local Currency.


    13. Dinner.


    14. A couple of well worn Toyota FJ40's.


    15. At the morning fish markets in Suhar.


    16. Run aground.


    17. 26 liters for only $NZ10.


    18. The barren, rocky landscape on the way from Suhar to Al-Ain. Although the goats (far right) didn't seemed to mind.


    19. Passport with the Oman exit stamp. Another 40k's to the UAE border though(?).


    20. Not sure what the big structure over the highway was for, it looked pretty cool though.


    21. About to cross over the border back into the UAE at Al-Ain.


    22. Homeward bound on the Al-Ain Dubai highway.


    23. The red sandy UAE desert at 40C.


    24. Back in Dubai after 650+k's.
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    Some fascinating shots Dan. Interesting the amount of derelict aeroplanes that are Russian.

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    Thanks, Darryn.

    They use alot of Russian planes here to fly cargo to Africa.

    Just outside a mosque in Suhar:

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    Interesting Dan, but not for me.

    Looks a lot like BF3 somehow...

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    Think of it like driving on the Desert Road in NZ, Jos, except a bit warmer.
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    Not too far, the speed limit on most roads is 120 kph and they don't ping you until 140, so easy just to cruise along in the V8.

    Some people drive to Mecca, Saudi Arabia from Dubai for Haj, about 1,900k's across featureless desert. No speed camera's too so can cruise along at 160+kph!
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