In 2015, Rally Royale is bringing up to 26 truly classic cars to Oman for a 20-day Grand Tour coinciding with the Sultanate’s 45th national day celebrations.
From sub-tropical, ancient Salalah – home of the finest frankincense – the rally route follows Oman’s sparkling coast, through the vast Wahiba Sands and up into the high, cool mountains of Jebel Akhdar. After visiting legendary Muscat, the tour continues north through Musandam – the Norway of Arabia – before finishing in neighbouring Dubai.
Mona Tannous, Country Manager Australia & New Zealand Sultanate of Oman Tourism said, “The Rally Royale Oman Grand Tour is a first-of-its-kind event for the region, and will feature classic cars from the world’s most iconic luxury brands like Bentley, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Bugati to name a few.
Rally Royale Founder, Ruba Jurdi, with Ahmed Al Harthy – famed Omani race car driver, Aston Martin ambassador and British GT3 champion– at Brands Hatch.
“Drivers will stay at some of the world’s finest hotels, ‘rough it’ in luxury desert camps, enjoy local culture and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes that unfold around the network of modern roads – virtually empty for long stretches – that crisscross Oman’s mountain, desert and coastal regions”, continued Ms Tannous.
Ahmad Al Harthy, Aston Martin’s ambassador and British GT3 champion racer, is scheduled to commemorate the event by joining this grand tour of his country of birth.
Mr. Al Mamari, Director General, Oman Ministry of Tourism endorsed the event, saying, “We look forward to Rally Royale Oman becoming a hallmark event for the Sultanate of Oman.”