The teams receive a clue instructing them to fly to Muscat, Oman and search for a giant incense burner. Despite scrambles for buses and planes, all teams are equalized when they find that the park with the burner doesn't open until 6:00 A.M. The teams then travel 135 miles to Sur, facing flooded roads along the way. Once in Sur, a Detour titled Camel or Watchtower requires them to either secure a camel in a pickup truck and then deliver it a mile to a bedouin, or search watchtowers for a message box. After completing the task, the teams then travel 80 miles to Al Hawiyah, where they find a Roadblock waiting for them. One member of each team (and particularly B.J.) struggle with hot temperatures while digging through 117 sand mounds hoping to find one of six shuwas, a spicy dish that both team members must have for dinner. Confusion in regard to directions creates suspense on the way to the Pit Stop, but once there, one team receives some welcome news.
Season 9 Episode 8 of The Amazing Race resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan that pits 10, 11, or 12 teams of 2 or 4 people against each other in a race around the world for approximately 40 days. In a leg, they go to destinations where they will complete a roadblock, a task where 1 person completes (Season 1-7) or 2 people (Season 8), a detour, where you have to decide between two tasks that are usually opposite of each other, and a miscellaneous task.
After they complete all these tasks, they will be directed to go to a Pit stop where they will have a 24 hour rest period where they will be able to eat, drink, sleep, and mingle with other teams. The last team to check into the Pit Stop usually is eliminated, but sometimes there is a non-elimination leg in which no one is eliminated. After all teams are eliminated except for 3, these three race to the finish line where the winning team wins 1 million dollars.