11m viewers in US watch ‘race’ filmed in Oman
By A Staff Reporter
MUSCAT — An estimated 11 million viewers in the United States, last Wednesday, watched the prize-winning ‘reality’ television show, The Amazing Race, as competing pairs raced their way through the Sultanate of Oman.
The episode was filmed last November in various locations in Oman over the course of nearly two days, showcasing Oman’s natural beauty and culture for a large international audience.
Always on the hunt for exciting new locations, the decision to bring the popular television spectacle to Oman was spurred by an initiative taken by the former US ambassador Richard L Baltimore III in January 2005.
According to a statement released here, the Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development (Ociped) facilitated the production company’s every need during the planning and actual filming of the programme.