Airbnb took Six Strangers from around the world and sent them on the first Airbnb adventure where you can “ditch the tourist trails and go deeper with wildly unique adventures around the world”. Where would Airbnb send them? 24 hours later they landed in Oman!
And you can plan out your adventure in Oman with the Bradt Guide to Oman – or watch the video at the end of this blog post.
Patrice made the international trip from USA finding the Omanis ‘genuine and sweet people’
Allie flew in from Philadelphia USA thinking it an ambiguous situation but enjoyed riding a camel detailed page 255 Bradt Guide to Oman
Michael travelled from London UK and though he only took 1 pair of trousers
– David from Spain took a full wardrobe and at the top of a sand dune reflected on the start of his new life after breaking up with his partner
Rick from USA didn’t know where he was going but ended up climbing a date tree using a traditional habl al tuluw page 150,
and Supariya from Thailand had to run to get a taxi to get to the airport in time.
Nabeel was a host whose passion is showing guests Oman and they called into Nizwa the ancient town with its spectacular fort and weekly souq pages 217-225
Near Nizwa they visited Al Hamra a traditional mud-brick town detailed on pages 228-230 and had some traditional Omani beauty treatment
They explored beautiful Misfat Al Abriyeen a village set above a deep canyon, lined with date palms where Rick made his climb of the date palm pages 230-1.
Overnight they camped in the rugged Western Hajar Mountains at 2,000metres on a windy night pages 203-238
and later did some ‘canyoning’.
Travelled to Bidiyyah, a series of small villages, set on the edge of golden desert sands pages 252-3 where the high steep sand dunes allow ‘sandboarding’ which is included on page 254 and a trek on camels over the dunes.