Different from the white or light beige sand you might see at the beach, the sands that make up the Wahiba dunes are soft and powdery. It has an orange tint to it and stretches for miles and miles like a never-ending ocean of taupe.
The best part about these sands is that you will not be needing a 4-wheel drive to explore. Rent out a car and cruise along to Al Wasil. You’ll need to keep going south till you come across a paved road which allows direct access to the desert.
An Instagrammable spot
Park your vehicle where the paved road ends and you might be surprised to find that yours is the only one here. Although it isn’t much of a touristy area, Wahiba Sands still boasts some stunning sceneries of dunes that is worth an Instagram post.
Since this is an open area, after all, the winds are quite strong here. This creates an amazing visual effect as the powdery sands get blown away into the air. It’s almost like the desert is welcoming you with a grand performance.
You’ll see the desert at its best during sunset, so try to make it in time. With the skies changing colour, the sands too tend to change into a fiery red that will make you feel as though you’ve set foot on Mars. After viewing this spectacular scene, you could always hitch a stay for the night at a hotel in Wahiba Sands the likes of Desert Nights Camp for a good night’s rest.