In 2009 Omar was the first Egyptian and Arab person to complete a trans-African tour and ride across Africa on a motorcycle. He started his journey from the most Southern point in the black continent (Cape Agulhas) in South Africa and rode all the way to Egypt. A journey that took over six months and was conducted with a message of unity for all African nations “One Africa”. This was the longest and most challenging trip he has undertaken.
4 weeks later, he was on his way to a TV interview in Alexandria when a reckless driver lost control of his car and hit him just one mile away from his home. He had fractures in both his legs and arms and was in deep coma for 4 days. It took Omar a full year to recover from the accident and another year to be able to get back on his motorcycle.