From Salalah To Mecca, 58-Year-Old Omani Embarks On A 52-Day Journey To Honour Saudi Founding Day

A journey for a special occasion by Bakheet Al Omari's.

by Deeplata Garde
From Salalah To Mecca, 58-Year-Old Omani Embarks On A 52-Day Journey To Honour Saudi Founding Day

In a tale that blends adventure with celebration, Bakheet Al Omari, the intrepid Omani explorer, set out on a whimsical quest from Salalah to Mecca, all on foot, in honour of Saudi Arabia’s Founding Day. Let’s delve into the quirky details of his 52-day odyssey!

Bakheet Al Omari’s  Journey Of 52 Days

With a spring in his step and a twinkle in his eye, Al Omari embarked on his epic trek from the Sultan Qaboos Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah. His route wove through the enchanting landscapes of Yemen before venturing into Saudi Arabia via the port of Al Wadia. From bustling towns to serene deserts, every step echoed with the spirit of adventure.

Tracing Ancient Trails And Embracing Hospitality In Saudi

As Al Omari traced the historical paths of Omani Hajj convoys, he encountered a tapestry of landscapes and communities. From the desert strip of Wadi Hadramawt to the verdant vistas of Tamim and Najran, each terrain offered its blend of challenges and wonders. Along the way, he was greeted with open arms and warm smiles, receiving boundless hospitality from the gracious locals of Sharurah Governorate and the Asir and Al Baha regions.

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A Journey Of Gratitude And Camaraderie For The Omani Explorer In Saudi

For Al Omari, this journey was more than just a physical feat; it was a heartfelt pilgrimage. As he reached Mecca on the auspicious Founding Day, the culmination of his odyssey unfolded. Amidst the jubilant celebrations, he found solace in the performance of Umrah and Hajj, fulfilling his spiritual quest.

 A Warm Welcome And Lifelong Memories

Reflecting on his adventure, Al Omari expressed profound gratitude to the Saudi government and its people. From medical care to the camaraderie of security personnel and locals, every encounter left an indelible mark on his heart. In the end, as he looked back on his quirky journey, he knew that the memories forged along the way would last a lifetime. With each step, Al Omari not only honoured Saudi Arabia’s Founding Day but also embraced the spirit of adventure and camaraderie that defines the human experience.

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