There’s a new ship of the desert in the Middle East – it travels on two wheels and is luring adventurous tourists to the breathtaking sultanate of Oman.

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The Red Arrows are the world’s best-known fast jet display team. Last autumn, the Squadron flew to the Middle East for Exercise Eastern Hawk, an intensive and spectacular ten-country promotional tour. Our writer, Jonathan Bell, looks at what it takes to stage such a dynamic display of the best of British.

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With an abundance of natural beauty – including spectacular mountains, isolated deserts and remote turquoise beaches – Oman is the perfect destination for those wanting to go straight to the heart of Arabia’s ancient soul, without sacrificing modern day comforts.

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