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Ali Baba in a Suit is the eighth episode of The Amazing Race 17.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Peter and Paul Fortress are as follows:

  1. Nat & Kat (1:06 am)
  2. Brook & Claire (1:28 am)
  3. Nick & Vicki (1:29 am)
  4. Gary & Mallory (1:46 am)
  5. Jill & Thomas (1:53 am)
  6. Chad & Stephanie (4:45 am)
Chad & Stephanie left two hours later than their scheduled departure time (2:45 am) due to accidentally oversleeping.

Teams must fly to Muscat, Oman. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Burj Al Mubkharah in Riyam Park, where they must find a man who would give them silver a ingot. The silver ingot has a time for when teams can go into the fort's watchtower in the morning to find their next clue. Two teams each will depart at 7:30 am, 7:45 am, and 8:00 am.

Teams must drive themselves to Jebel Shams. Once at the base of the mountain, teams will have a safety driver drive them to the top due to dangerous conditions, where they would find their next clue.

"Who wants to add a little magic to their life?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must rappel 500 feet down the side of the mountain to a field of hundreds of oil lamps, in which only a handful of which held "Aladdin's magic ring". Once they find a lamp with a ring, they could exchange it for their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Nizwa and search for a roundabout with giant stack of books, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Water Table
Teams must pump water from a well into a water truck and then direct the truck's driver into town to deliver the water to their designated house in the neighborhood of Aswat Al Eid. After delivering the water, the customer would give them their next clue.

All teams chose this task.


Choice B: Wedding Table
Teams must travel to an Arab market and purchase 25 chickens and several other ingredients needed to serve the traditional Omani dish maqbous. Once the dish is complete, they must serve it to a bride and groom to receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Muttrah Souq. Once there, teams must find a frankincense vendor at Ghalib Bakheet Salem Bait Kalshat Al-Mahari Store, then search the marketplace for "Ali Baba" to trade the frankincense for their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Al Alam Palace to check in.
For coming in first place, Chad & Stephanie won a trip for two to Belize, provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Chad & Stephanie
 1st place 
Chad & Stephanie
Engaged
Jill & Thomas
 2nd place 
Jill & Thomas
Dating
Nick & Vicki
 3rd place 
Nick & Vicki
Dating
Brook & Claire
 4th place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
Nat & Kat
 5th place 
Nat & Kat
Doctors
Gary & Mallory
 6th place 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter

Trivia

References

The Amazing Race 17 Episodes

"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"

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