Discover The Wahiba Sands desert Oman

If you fancy a little excitement, take a 4x4 safari from Muscat up to the Wahiba Sands sand dunes, which reach up to 200m! The desert itself spans some 125 mi from north to south and 50 mi east to west; it is home to 3,000 Bedouins, 1,500 camels, and 15,000 goats. The desert is a 3 hour drive southeast of the Sultanate of Oman's capital. Along the way you'll find various camps at which to spend the night, including the 1000 Nights Camp - the most traditional and also the most remote, the Golden Sands Camp, and the most luxurious of them all, the Desert Nights Camp. It's great for those who really want to experience the desert, marvel at the myriad of stars in the clear night sky, see the sun rise and set from the top of the dunes, and eat grilled meats around a campfire.

  • The Wahiba Sands desert, Landscapes, Muscat, Oman
    The Wahiba Sands desert

    Dunes as far as the eye can see.

    Wolfgang Zwanzger/123RF
  • The Wahiba Sands desert , A caravan in the Wahiba Sands , Oman
    A caravan in the Wahiba Sands

    About 1,500 Bedouins (nomads) live in this desert area.

    Thomas Reichel / 123RF
  • The Wahiba Sands desert , The Desert Night Camp , Oman
    The Desert Night Camp

    A luxury camp in the middle of the Wahiba Sands desert.

    Wolfgang Zwanzger / 123RF
  • The Wahiba Sands desert , An oasis in the Wahiba Sands , Oman
    An oasis in the Wahiba Sands

    Looking for dates and a welcome spot of shade.

    Oksana Byelikova / 123RF
  • The Wahiba Sands desert , A 4x4 in the Wahiba Sands , Oman
    A 4x4 in the Wahiba Sands

    The dunes constitute the perfect playground for 4x4 vehicles.

    Wolfgang Zwanzger / 123RF
  • The Wahiba Sands desert , Sunset over Wahiba Sands , Oman
    Sunset over Wahiba Sands

    A magical moment seen from the top of a dune before returning to desert camp.

    Blueximages / 123RF
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