Top avi­a­tion blog­ger shoots video in Oman

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE - Zain al Tauqi

Avi­a­tion blog­ger Sam Chui’s 130 YouTube videos achieved 55.9mn views at last count. His lat­est one, shot in a lux­u­ri­ous moun­tain top re­treat in Oman, was his first foray into ho­tel re­views, us­ing drone footage.

Speak­ing to Mus­cat Daily, Chui said, “I live in the UAE and this is my fifth visit to Oman.”

His pre­vi­ous trips in­cluded vis­its to Mus­cat, Jebel Shams, Mu­san­dam and Salalah.

Chui’s im­mensely pop­u­lar epony­mous YouTube chan­nel shows the af­fa­ble avi­a­tion en­thu­si­ast re­view all types of air­craft and air­port lounges. He is es­pe­cially noted for his re­views of first class and pri­vate jet flights.

Chui plans to do more ho­tel re­views in the fu­ture. “The next one will be on Emi­rates Palace Ho­tel in Abu Dhabi. As I am based in the Mid­dle East, so the fo­cus will be on ho­tels and re­sorts in the area.”

When asked if Oman has po­ten­tial to emerge as a top tourism des­ti­na­tion, Chui said, “Ab­so­lutely. I think it is al­ready a pop­u­lar place with ex­cel­lent in­fra­struc­ture. Oman is the only GCC coun­try that has an amaz- ing land­scape in my opinion. Peo­ple are down to earth, friendly and wel­com­ing to visit­ing guests. I have an amaz­ing time on ev­ery visit.”

Chui had re­viewed an Oman Air B787 air­craft last year. He is look­ing for­ward to visit­ing the new Mus­cat air­port. “I’d love to be in­vited to see the open­ing of Mus­cat’s new air­port and do an­other in-depth re­view of Oman Air. Many Omani na­tion­als work with the air­line, more than the rest of GCC coun­tries, so they add a unique home flavour to trav­ellers visit­ing Oman.”

(Source: www.sam­chui.com)

Sam Chui (left) was in Oman re­cently to re­view a moun­tain re­treat

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