About us

Located in the beautiful Sultanate of Oman, often referred to as ‘The Jewel of Arabia’, this is a country where you will experience things that you only imagined before.

 

In the ocean, along the rugged mountains and through the golden desert sands, no one knows Oman like we do. Our local Omani guides, armed with their lifetime of knowledge, can take us to the most spectacular locations in search of adventure.

 

Shoulder to shoulder with local communities we are doing our best to ensure that Oman’s wildlife, environment and traditions are protected for the generations ahead to witness and learn from.

 

We are proud to have partnered with the Environmental Society of Oman (ESO) in an effort to preserve the diverse ecosystem within the Sultanate and everything that lives within it. We pledge that with each booking through ub-cool we will donate a portion to support their ongoing projects.

Our Team

We pride ourselves in providing each trip with the best local guides. Their experience and passion allows us to reveal the uniqueness and authenticity of Oman.

Medina Ilyas - Founder

Adventure explorer, Traveller and Earth citizen, Medina has experienced over 50 destinations around the globe. She moved to Oman 12 years ago after falling in love with the country.

 

Medina says “I found Oman to be one of the most unique countries on Earth. It is one of the few places left where adventures can be unique, raw and authentic”.

 

Her goal is to bring adventures in Oman to the next level in creating sustainable tourism in the country. She aims to raise environmental awareness whilst educating and supporting the local communities. Together with her team, they are working hard to reintroduce Oman to the world in a new light.

 

“We want you to experience traditional Bedouin lifestyle, swim with magical whale sharks, explore the hidden canyons and many, many more unforgettable experiences with us” Medina states.

Mohammed Al Hadi - Guide

Hailing from the seaside town of Qantab, framed beneath the sharp rugged mountains and on the shore of the lapping ocean, Mohammed grew up surrounded by nature.

 

“I started my life by the sea, always by my father's side. He taught me adventures from a young age and I soon learnt to climb the Qantab mountain overlooking the ocean, and the world. I feel free when I’m outdoors. Adding adrenaline to my adventures reminds me that I’m alive and I’m capable of more - I want others to feel what I feel which is why I’m passionate to take people outdoors and show them what I do”

 

Nicknamed ‘Rafiki’, which means ‘friend’ in Swahili this is an apt name for Mohammed and we guarantee he will be someone you never forget.

Said Al Ghdani - Guide

Originally from the quiet fishing village of Fins, Said is our man of the ocean. Growing up on the water and driving boats since he was a youngster, Said can read a situation with ease whilst ensuring his passengers safely.

 

“The ocean is my passion. Both on the surface, and below it I just love everything about it and when I’m away from it I don’t feel complete”.

 

From years of experience on the ocean surrounded by rich marine life, Said is an expert at finding the perfect locations to spot different species of turtles, sharks, nesting birds and much more!

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E:  medina@ub-cool.com

T: +968 9239 8888