Explorer Belt 2018

Why Oman?

In 2009, the UK-Arab Region Scout Fellowship sponsored a Study Visit to Oman by 19 Scout and Guide leaders. In 2012 a group of Omani Scout leaders visited the UK, finishing their trip at the Gilwell Union. Oman is a breathtaking country and our Scouting friends there are most welcoming – so it is time to return. The Explorer Belt allows us much flexibility in meeting the people and experiencing their ways of life in the desert, the mountains and the fishing ports by the Arabian Sea.

The Explorer Belt Expedition is open to all members of the Scout Movement who have had their 16th birthday by 5th August 2018 and have not celebrated their 25th birthday by the 19th August 2018. We will start and finish in Muscat and visit various locations in Oman. There will be opportunities during the 10-day expedition to visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Hajjar Mountains, Nizwa Fort, souks and kasbahs.

The Dates

We expect to leave the UK on or about 5 August and return to the UK on the 19 August 2018.

Travel

We shall travel to Muscat from London and then to various destinations in Oman – travelling on foot, by bus, cycle, boat, donkey and maybe even by camel! Our return flight will include a 48 hour stopover in Dubai to visit the Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands and Dubai Creek.

Finance

The total cost for the expedition will not exceed £1,350 unless air fares increase significantly from their current levels. We shall be able to confirm the exact amount once we know numbers and have confirmed the flight bookings.

Any questions? Find out more here!

Explorer Belt rules and requirements