Shell Oman is celebrating the 47th National Day with a special journey featuring a classic car that will visit remarkable landmark showcasing the story of growth, development and beauty of Oman.
The journey started on Sunday, 19th November 2017. Under this page, we will post daily blog entries summarizing our daily activities. Watch this space to know the latest news and updates about our #Journey2Remember
Day 1 Blog
Day 1 of our #Journey2Remember to celebrate the 47th National Day! Today, we kicked off our trip to highlight the story of growth of Oman and showcase its exquisite scenery. Traveling in style in a vintage red 1965 Corvette, decorated with the Omani flag colors, it would be very easy for you to spot us! If you do, take a picture and share it with #Journey2Remember
The flag off ceremony took place today under the auspices of His Highness Sayyid Fahar Bin Fatik Al Said, who waved the flag marking the launch of this campaign. Our first destination was the Mina Al Fahal Shell Service Station, which we usually pass by on our way to work to fuel our cars before we go by the drive through of deli CAFÉ to pick up Karak. It was nice meeting Mr. Said Sabeel, Mr. Yousef Al Bulushi and Mr. Abdullah Al Wahaibi who have been working for Shell Oman for over 40 years. They shared magnificent stories from their time at Shell Oman and how they have simultaneously been witnessing the story of growth and progress of the Sultanate.
And then we headed to our next destination. It was only fitting, as a proud owner of the beautiful Stingray, to play – truthfully, blast – the song “Little Red Corvette” by Prince.
Muttrah Corniche is a sight that you can never get bored of. Driving by the Sultan Qaboos Port, surrounded by beautiful scenery, deep history and rich culture while watching the tourists and locals visiting the traditional Muttrah Souq. After that, we passed by Jalali and Mirani forts, the National Museum, as well as the Al Alam Palace.
Continuing our journey along the Wadi Adai - Amerat road, an impressive road cut through high mountains and valleys, we headed towards Qurayat. We decided to stop by the breathtaking Bimmah Sinkhole, located in Huwiyat Najm Park. An old legend claims that this sinkhole was formed when a meteor fell on the spot, creating a beautiful hole in the ground. It was hard leaving this destination, but we still had a long journey to look forward to.
We ended the day with a drive towards Qurayat, one of the agricultural hubs but we stayed over in Wadi Shab where we wished we could join the other tourists in enjoying a swim in the great wadi if it weren’t for time limitations. We are now going to rest for the night to start a new adventurous day tomorrow.
Check day 1 roundup video