Top aviation blogger shoots video in Oman
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.”
Sam Chui (left) was in Oman recently to review a mountain retreat