A Virtual Visit to Every Country in the Middle East

Touring the Middle East on Infinite Flight!


Hello IFC!

Recently, I was inspired by @Lotus’s Flying to Every Single Country in Africa challenge, and decided to give it a little spin of my own.

With a total of 30 hours, 16 flights, 13 different airlines, 8 different aircraft, and a whopping 20342 kilometers (direct routing, would be more if flown with realistic flight plans), this will be one big challenge to complete (at least for me, I don’t fly that often on Infinite Flight lmao).

I will definitely consider adding more countries to this challenge, maybe a North Africa/Arab League Challenge in the future if I have time.


Flight Schedule
Flight Number Dept. ICAO Arr. ICAO Operating Airline Operating Aircraft Est. Flight Time Completed
GF566 OBBI OOMS Gulf Air A321 1:25
WY663 OOMS OTHH Oman Air B788 1:10
QR490 OTHH OIIE Qatar Airways A359 1:40
IF551 OIIE ORBI Fly Baghdad B737 1:10
UD141 ORBI OSDI UR Airlines B737 (in place of B733) 1:15
6Q705 OSDI OKBK Cham Wings A320 1:45
RJ649 OKBK OJAI Royal Jordanian E175 1:55
IY649 OJAI OYAA Yemenia A320 3:05
IY610 OYAA HECA Yemenia A320 3:10
Unknown HECA LVGZ Palestinian Airlines CRJ2 0:55
Unknown LVGZ OEJN Palestinian Airlines A321 (in place of B727) 1:50
EK2804 OEJN OMDB Emirates A388 2:15
FZ755 OMDB LTFM FlyDubai B738 3:50
TK284 LTFM OLBA Turkish Airlines A333 1:30
ME271 OLBA LCLK Middle Eastern Airlines A321 0:45
GF945 LCLK OBBI Gulf Air A321 2:40


And the journey starts here!

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Good luck on your challange! The ME has a lot of beautiful and diverse scenery

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Country #1 and #2


Flight: Gulf Air 566
Route: OBBI-OOMS
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Livery: Gulf Air
Flight Time: 1:10


Bahrain

Fun Fact: Bahrain is the 23rd smallest country in the world, smaller than Mauritius and Comoros but bigger than Singapore. Indeed, in ideal conditions, everything is reachable in less than a 40 minute drive! The Bahrain World Trade Center, located in the capital Manama, is the first skyscraper in the world to incorporate fully-functioning wind turbines in its design.


Oman

Fun Fact: Crime and terrorism in Oman is nearly non-existent. Interestingly, Omanis have a passion for Mountain Dew; when Coca Cola tried to enter the market, their sale numbers plummeted and reached an all-time low.


Countries Visited: 2/16 (12.5%)
Kilometers Travelled: 827/20342 (4%)

2 countries visited, 14 to go

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This challenge seems more reasonable and achievable than some other challenges. Wish you best luck!

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Thanks! I started off small as this is my first challenge and I don’t fly really often on IF. Will definitely enjoy this one though!

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Country #3


Flight: Oman Air 663
Route: OOMS-OTHH
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8
Livery: Oman Air
Flight Time: 1:15


Qatar

Fun Fact: Having recently hosted their first F1 race, Qatar is the 33rd nation to do so. Qatar Airways, the popular national airline of Qatar, is one of the biggest airlines in the region and internationally, with its hub, Hamad International Airport, being ranked as the third best in the world. Coming November this year, Qatar will be the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup.


Countries Visited: 3/16 (18.75%)
Kilometers Traveled: 1529/20342 (7.5%)

3 countries visited, 13 to go

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Nice! Don’t forget to include Qatar Airways 😉

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I did a flight with QR a few days ago to Tehran actually, will post the flight details here soon!

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Ah OK, I might a version of this, like in Europe or something it sounds very fun.

these things sound very fun, maybe il do one where I visit 2 cities in every country in North America

6 cities? That seems, s m o l

your counting just the big countries
what about the islands

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there’s 15 plus the islands so 30 airports

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and if you count Greenland 32

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We are getting off topic, lets not flood someones topic.

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yeah il make my own thread if I decide to do it

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Country #4


Flight: Qatari 490
Route: OTHH-OIIE
Aircraft: Airbus A350-900
Livery: Qatar Airways
Flight Time: 1:55


Iran

Fun Fact: While the rest of the Muslim Middle East uses the joint-calendar system, with the solar Gregorian calendar and the lunar Hijri calendar, Iran has its own solar calendar, known as the Jalali calendar, which is currently in year 1400. Weekends in Iran are currently Thursday and Fridays, which was used in the rest of the Middle East as well before shifting to Fridays and Saturdays.


Countries Visited: 4/16 (25%)
Kilometers Traveled: 2655/20342 (13%)

4 countries visited, 12 to go

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