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Dubai to Uk

I am thinking of riding bak to the uk this summer through Iran & Turkey. Does any one have any info on route places of interest paper work etc.

Any info would be great

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Stumbling points could be the carnet or CPD for Iran (but I read on this site, that it could be possible without - I don´t know myself, because I had one, when I entered the country). Contact the AA in your home country, and/or search this site, and you´ll know more. Also getting Iranian visa for UK passport holders could be problematic nowadays. Both are Green Card countries, which makes the bike´s insurance easy.

But if you manage those, then yes, they´re both great countries for touring, and you have a wide selection of routes in each one! Very expensive fuel in Turkey, though. Esfahan in Iran & Cappadocia in Turkey are good examples of great places to visit, but of course there are many many more. Could get extremely hot in the summer months, though - make sure you´re well prepared! Might be more recommendable to ride through in the spring, or before winter comes.
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