Even better time for the complete opposite of that. Right, an exotic-car rally across the Middle Eastern desert.
Cue your driving soundtrack for The Run to Yas, a five-day, supercars-only road trip through the largest sand desert on earth, starting its engines October 29.
Cannonball Run meets Lawrence of Arabia. That’s this in a nutshell. And in a slightly larger shell, here’s your rough itinerary...
Day 1: Meet your guides in Muscat, Oman’s capital. Say thanks as they hand you the keys to a Maserati, Ferrari or Bugatti. Pick up some lamb jerky to snack on. Then hit the desert highway.
Day 2: Enter the Empty Quarter—basically a 250,000-square-mile sandbox. Luckily, someone’s laid fresh asphalt... and some five-star desert oases for you to rest in.
Day 3: Ascend Oman’s highest mountains (closed to the public, but open for you). Take an Instagram. Struggle with cell reception.
Day 4: Cross the Saudi Arabian border. Bond with ex-F1 champion driver Damon Hill (he’s driving alongside you).
Day 5: Arrive triumphantly on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Oh, look: there’s a Formula 1 race tomorrow. And you’re invited to take a test-lap.
You can probably turn the GPS off for that part.