UK entrepreneur planning Oman classic car rally

A Top Gear-style tour of Oman in classic, prestige and sports cars is being organised by a London-based entrepreneur.

The inaugural Oman Grand Tour, supported by the Ministry of Tourism, is set to take place from December 7-13.

Organisers Rally Royale, who have been working on the project since early 2014, are now inviting local, regional and international drivers to join them.

Chief executive Ruba Jurdi said Oman was chosen because of its spectacular landscape, proud heritage and outstanding facilities and accommodation.

“I’ve been to Oman many times,” said Ms Jurdi. “I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country and have had the pleasure of making wonderful friends from all over the world over there. Oman is the diamond in the crown of Arabia.

“We’ve already received a lot of interest from Oman as well as the region’s car clubs, individual owners and enthusiasts. International visitors from further afield are also expected to join.”

The rally will take place throughout the capital Muscat and the surrounding region. It is set to include public displays and drive-bys, culminating in a Grand Gala.

Rally Royale hope the event will go on to become a fixture in the Sultanate’s calendar and plans are already in place for an even more ambitious 20-day tour in Autumn 2016.

To find out more about how to register for the Rally Royale Oman Grand Tour or to become an event sponsor, go online at: www.rallyroyale.com