The Expedition Overview
As part of the celebrations to mark the UAE’s 40th Anniversary, British world record-breaking adventurer, Adrian Hayes, and two Emirati Nationals, will re-create the adventures of the legendary British explorer Wilfred Thesiger by travelling with camels and on foot from Salalah in Oman to Abu Dhabi via Liwa and Al Ain.
More than 100 years after the birth of Thesiger, the expedition team will rely on basic provisions, nature and Arabic hospitality to survive the estimated 40 day trek. The team will leave Salalah on 30th October 2011 and aim to reach Liwa by National Day continuing onto Al Ain and complete their journey to Abu Dhabi around 12th December 2011. The team will travel and survive by means as close to the methods used by Thesiger and his companions.
Team: 3 men, 7 camels
Nationality: 2 x Emirati, 1 x British
Route: Salalah, Mughshin, Umm Zamoul, Liwa, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
Total Distance: 1,500 km
Daily Distance: 35 km
Start: Salalah 30th October 2011
Finish: Abu Dhabi 12th December 2011
Transit: Approx 40 days desert transit