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any recommendations for yemen and oman road maps?

Hello,

I intend to go to Yemen and Oman (via Djibouti). Any recommendations regarding roadmaps are highly appreciated.

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Mick I want to ride from Djibouti up to UAE also and would appreciate any info you could give me on all the procedures and what the roads are like.

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Not too much choice. Reise-Know-How has 1:850.000 maps of both countries:

Oman
Yemen

See map sample under "Ausschnitt" link.

ITMB also has maps for both countries, somewhat larger scale, but I have found most their maps very poor (especially African).
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For Yemen try and get a map beforehand, as the only map we could find was in Arabic only and several years old. Any maps of Oman I have seen seem to use the same source of info, as they have more or less the same errors, including Garmin's GPS World Map. In any case, Oman is building roads so fast, any map is out of date by the time it hits the shelves. These maps also seem to show what the sultan wants to have built some time in the future. We have searched for major roads on a few occasions without finding anything more than local tracks.

I'll be uploading GPS tracks and waypoints to smellybiker.com soon, to add to his GPS mapping project.
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Cool Oman Map

Hey Mick,

Yeah mate, Lars and Peter are right, I am living in Oman now and am using a NBO map which is the basic one that you find here. I have been told that the PDO maps are better as they deal with all the oil industry in the Interior but they are hard to get.

I have been riding around the mountains here for several months now and have made some waypoints and tracks myself which I will also send to smelly biker later to include into wanderlust.

I will be riding out of Oman through Yemen in July / August toward SA and will be looking for anyone who would like to travel this way. I plan to only go as far as TZ for now and then ride down the rest of the way at a later date.

Peter, are you still in the UAE or now Iran?

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I'm still in Sharjah, hosted by the ever so generous Stephan, waiting for my tyres to arrive. Sorry I missed you on the way up, but my chain was in such a state I didn't dare make a detour to Muscat, or anywhere else.
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Maps of Yemen

I am not sure if you can find road maps of Yemen on the net and from any shop. You can find in Sanaa, though not good but enough maps.

I definitely recommend to visit Hadramaut area and Mukalla. Around Sanaa and the north up to Sadaa and Huth is marvellous there.

Sure, you will like it.
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Sad'a is definitely off limits, there is a major war being fought there now.

The only map available in Sana'a that I could find was in Arabic only, of limited use to most of us.
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I've got a map titled Hildebrand's "United Arab Emirates, Oman". It's 1:1500000. It has explanations in French, German and English. The map has a website listed as: www.hildebrands.de, info@hildebrands.de (this last after the comma may be an e-mail address). I used it 2 years ago, and it worked for me.

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