Back in 2011 we took an exciting and rather terrifying road trip through Oman. On a day when we would drive 800kms, one of our tires blew out in the middle of the night. After the police came (it took about 2 hours) and aided us with a recovery vehicle we ended up in a sleepy village called Haima. We spent the night in a cockroach infested trucker’s motel.
This was the next day. With a makeshift tire stuck onto the car, we decided to brave the remaining 500kms to Salalah. Driving through the scorching desert, the weather was terrible. Sandstorms came and went, and the outside temperature was a sweltering 51 degrees. That’s 123.8F!
Luckily, the replacement tire held up and we made it to Salalah. It was 24 degrees (75.2F) when we arrived there. What a relief!