By Faisal Masudi, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Jalal Bin Thaneya, a 27-year-old Emirati, Sunday begins a 5,000km cycling expedition across six Gulf countries in support of children with special needs.
Bin Thaneya’s journey will take him across Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
He begins the trip from Oman’s capital, Muscat.
Bin Thaneya expects to be on the road for three to four weeks, barring any problems or delays while passing through isolated areas.
According to Bin Thaneya, his solo expedition, which he calls the “Tour de GCC”, has — as far as he can determine — never been attempted.