Wahiba Sands Desert, Oman

Only a few hours drive from muscat you can find yourself in a sprawling sand desert, vast, uninhabitable, with dunes reaching 100m in places
The Bedu still live in these parts and you will see them walk past with a camel train, a biblical sighting.  There are no permanent settles in this area, so camping  - or indeed glamping is order of the day when staying here. 

It is quite remarkable how luxury camping specialists put on such a fantastic show here, creating one of the most adventurous, romantic experiences possible.  Getting to the desert during golden hour, watching the moon rise and the sheer silence of the desert nights starry skies followed by the hazy sunrise. 

There are a number of acitivies here, exploring the dunes in vehicle, on foot or by camel… each humbles you.  The Wahiba is an extraordinary sea of sand! Aside from the desert the Sharqiya Region, is fabulously well positioned for a host of varied day trips.  In addition to visits to traditional villages, old forts, castles and 3,200 BC tombs, there are numerous 'wadis' and canyons for swimming and picnicking and the mountains and traditional dhow building yards in the coastal town of Sur are not far.  The area is famous for camel racing and breeding and a visit to a race is an experience not to be missed!


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