An ocean of sand stretching into the horizon, imposing dunes towering to the skies and spellbinding natural beauty bathed in a magical sunset; experience all this and more when camping in the Wahiba Sands!
The Desert Setting
Wahiba Sands (also known as Sharqiya Sands) is around a two to three drive from Muscat, the nation’s capital. The desert has no permanent settlements and amongst the highlights of the setting here are dunes which can sometimes reach heights of 100 metres and the chance to see traditional Bedouins with camels.
To fully appreciate the desert’s beauty, one should plan on camping at Wahiba Sands and find suitable hotel offers; Oman desert getaways here, however, feature stays in traditional or luxury tents! The latter is offered by the likes of Oman Hotels and provide a glamping experience amidst air-conditioned comfort.
Thrill-seekers have plenty to enjoy when it comes to action-packed activities; this includes dune bashing in Oman which features skilled drivers taking you on an exhilarating ride on the dunes. The golden-red sands are also ideal for quad biking, sandboarding and trekking, each providing different experiences.
One of the most captivating things to do in Oman is to take a camel ride in Wahiba Sands at sunset which offers plenty of Insta-worthy backdrops too! Some tours may include visits to traditional villages, while others may feature excursions to Wadi Bani Khalid with its idyllic pools that make it a true oasis in the desert.