Last Thursday the Red Bull Soap Box race came to Oman for the first time and with the event being held by Red Bull it was sure to be a great day out!
The teams were able to score points based on three criteria including speed, showmanship and creativity. You can’t see well in the photos but there were a couple of obstacles with bumps and ramps set up along the course to test the durability of the soapboxes – many of them didn’t pass the test and fell apart along the way much to the crowds amusement.
The different themed cars that threw themselves Bowsher Sand Dunes in the quest to be crowned #1 ranged from a flying carpet to a giant crab being chased by a chef holding cutlery. Thousands of people lined the street throughout the day to cheer the craziest ‘road race’ Oman has ever seen!