Take to the Road at the Rally Royale
Classic car fans have reason to rejoice as Rally Royale has announced its inaugural Oman Grand Tour, which is set to take place in the autumn of 2015. The tour will span Oman’s glorious Salaleh right through to the modern marvel that is Dubai, taking in a number of stops along the way. It will allow the lucky participants to experience a mind-blowing contrast between stunning ancient history and contemporary marvels that are rivalled by few other places in the world.
The tour is open to owners of both regional and international vehicles, assuming that they were built before 1970, and is the first long-distance classic car rally to be organised in the region. Rally Royale are working hard to ensure that it as an event that is not to be missed for enthusiasts and they aim to make it a regular yearly fixture from here on out.
The rally itself will be held over the course of 20 days and will allow enthusiasts and adventurous souls to experience everything that Oman has to offer. Beginning in Muscat, drivers will travel to every corner of the country, taking in some majestic landscapes and absorbing a culture that is as enchanting as it is mysterious.
The event itself is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism for the country in addition to the Oman Automobile Association and aims to bring together classic car lovers from all walks of life so that they can enjoy a spectacular adventure together, with a little bit of competition thrown in for good measure.
Furthermore, a number of luxury car brands have also pledged their support to the Rally Royale Oman Grand Tour and the group aims to attract owners of premium vehicles, such as Rolls Royce and Bentley, to ensure the inaugural rally goes off with a bang.
Of course the driving is only one part of the event. Rally Royale have also ensured that participants will be able to share in their experiences and engage in the local culture thanks to a spectacular opening day gala where they will mingle with a host of dignitaries. From there participants will also stay at some of the best hotels that the country has to offer in addition to being afforded the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the greatest cars ever made.
If the opportunity piques your interest you will have to act fast. Rally Royale are only offering 26 places for the inaugural event, meaning that you will need to get your application in early if you want to be considered for one of those spots. With a team containing extremely experienced rally co-ordinators, in addition to unparalleled event planning, the event is sure to allow fans of classic cars to share in an entirely new culture in a completely unique fashion. Beautiful architecture, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and spectacular cars are set to unite to create an event that is not to be missed.