Three Oman bik­ers ex­plore Aus­tralia on road

Oman Daily Observer - - FRONT PAGE - BADRIYA MO­HAMMED AL BALUSHI MUS­CAT, SEPT 16

Three Oman bik­ers com­pleted a 2,100-km round trip from Syd­ney to Bris­bane and back re­cently. They be­gan their trip on Au­gust 26.

Mo­hammed al Sayegh, Hatem al Sayegh and his son Mo­hammed al Sayegh, 8, spent seven days on the road. Al Sayegh is the youngest to have ac­com­plished such a trip on a mo­tor­cy­cle.

The trio em­barked on the ad­ven­ture to learn more about Aus­tralia, its at­trac­tions, cul­ture and his­tory. It wants to un­der­take sim­i­lar trips in Oman as well as abroad. Hatem al Sayegh told the Ob­server “Tourism pro­mo­tion of Oman was one of our goals. Some posters on Oman tourism were dis­trib­uted en route. We en­light­ened peo­ple about Oman and its beauty. This ini­tia­tive is self­funded. Hope­fully, we will re­ceive sup­port from in­sti­tu­tions in the near fu­ture as we aim to visit more coun­tries.” The bik­ers met mem­bers of the Omani So­ci­ety in Queens­land when they ar­rived in Bris­bane, where they were warmly wel­comed. They were in­tro­duced to the Omani stu­dents study­ing in Queens­land uni­ver­si­ties.

Talk­ing about their chal­lenges dur­ing the trip, Mo­hammed Al Sayegh said: “Some of the dif­fi­cul­ties were freez­ing tem­per­a­tures and un­lit high­ways. We had to post­pone the drive and start the next day.”

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