I have been thinking of planning some weekend trips from Dubai to get out and see some more of the area. I haven't been to Muscat yet and that is about a 5 hour ride. I am also considering taking the ferry to Iran and riding up to Shiraz or something. I ride a Tiger 800XC, haven't really taken it off road much though, mostly gravel roads and construction areas so far. I'd like to do more with it and I'm up to try anything. Let me know if you are interested and we can start planning something.