Omani students

Among the key cities the team visited on their journey are: Muscat, Sur, Nizwa, Suhar & Al Buraimi. Throughout their journey, the team covered several topics ranging from tourism, heritage, people, economic development and road safety. The team also distributed Oman flags and gifts that were specially prepared in keeping with the #Journey2Remember campaign theme and the national day spirit. The journey was navigated using Shell App to help the team plan their route and locate Shell Service Stations on their way. The journey was covered on social media through live streams as well as photos and videos of the daily activities that were published on Instagram and Facebook and received great response.

Salim Al Amri, one of the pilots of the journey and Asset Management Advisor in Shell Development Oman commented, “It was an indescribable honor and privilege to be joining the rest of the country in celebrating the foresight and inspirational leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The #Journey2Remember campaign has been heart-warming; as both nationals and residents of the Sultanate came forward to celebrate and share in our journey. It was also an incredible experience as we got to visit touristic and economic development landmarks, and to meet people from different willayats around Oman. We had also covered other important topics like road safety and visiting Shell’s social investment projects around the Sultanate like the solar schools in Nizwa and Al Buraimi.”

Omanis posing

Burair Al Lawati, Corporate Social Responsibility and External Relations Manager at Shell Oman Marketing Company commented: “This #Journey2Remember campaign featured a number of road safety guidelines such as Defensive Driving Training, Journey Management Plans, Life Saving Rules and others that can help make one’s journey safer. The team in the journey used Shell Service Stations as refueling and resting points throughout their journey which they navigated through using Shell App. As an Omani company and members of the community, we hope that our way of celebrating the 47th National Day will inspire others to go on road trips in a safe and responsible way to enjoy the beauty and the rich culture of Oman as a great domestic tourism destination, and we hope to continue being their partner on the roads through our quality products and services.”