Route History

Day 163

Today we took a virtual ferry ride from Qatar to Bahrain – home to over 2,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners – and then walked our way into Saudi Arabia – home to over 8,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. We walked 294.50 km together and arrived in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia. Ras Al-Khair is a port town which features the world’s largest desalination plant (it can desalinate/remove salt from over 1 billion litres of water per day!)

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Day 162

Today we left the UAE and briefly passed through Saudi Arabia before arriving in Qatar, home to over 1,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 273.50 km and we arrived in Al Khor, Qatar. Al Khor means creek, as the city was first developed along a creek, and it is one of the proposed sites for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup!

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Day 161

Today we continued our walk through the United Arab Emirates. We walked 300.25 km together today and arrived in Al Sila, United Arab Emirates. Al Sila is located in western UAE close to the border, and has archaeological remains dating back 7,000 years!

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Day 160

Today we left Oman and arrived in the United Arab Emirates, home to over 4,900 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 430.00 km and we arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and was the site of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2019!

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Day 159

Today we continued to make our way through Oman, travelling 373.75 km together. We wrapped up today’s walk in Al Ghubar, Oman. Al Ghubar is a small town in central Oman.

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Day 158

Today we finished our walk through Yemen and arrived in Oman! After walking 728.75 km together, we arrived Shalim, Oman. Historically, Shalim is in a region that has been the primary source of frankincense in the world!

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Day 157

Today we continued to walk along  Yemen’s southern coast. We made it 414.50 km together and we arrived in Qishn, Yemen. Qishn is a small town in southern Yemen which has a landing strip (however it is no longer in use).

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Day 156

Today we set off from Djibouti by first crossing the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen. From there, we started travelling north east along the coastline, traveling 411.75km together and reaching Bi’r Ali, Yemen. Bi’r Ali is a village in eatsern Yemen whose name means “Ali’s Well”.

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Day 155

Today we crossed into Djibouti on our walk, and we arrived in Djibouti City, Djibout after walking 393.50 km together. Djibouti City is the largest city and capital of Djibouti and has the second largest economy of any city in the Horn of Africa after Addis Ababa.

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Day 154

Today we continued our walk through Ethiopia. We walked 332.00 km together and arrived in Bati, Ethiopia. Bati is home to Ethiopia’s largest cattle and camel market, which attracts up to 20,000 people each Monday!

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