Arabian Nights
at Wahiba sands

If you’re traveling to Oman and have adventure on your mind, you can’t miss out on experiencing the desert. I’d say it’s pretty hard, too, considering much of the country is considered to be one. Exploring the Wahiba Sands Desert in Oman is one way to fuel the adventure in your Oman trip and experience desert fun.

The Wahiba Sands is an undulating expanse of shimmering sand that seems to stretch endlessly along the eastern part of Oman. Situated in the Ash-Sharqiyah region, the beautiful sand dunes promise you a desert experience like no other. Exciting off-road safaris in 4×4 vehicles across the shifting dunes guarantee an adrenaline rush. Guided walks across the soaring dunes and leisurely camel rides as the sun goes down make for cherished memories.

It is worth spending a night in one of the desert camps like our Presidential Luxury Camp, that is located at the Wahiba desert as it is a remarkably moving experience where you get to witness the different avatars of the Wahiba Sands including the beautiful golden sunset, that shifts into a brightly lit sky densely studded with stars, that eventually gives way to the soft light of a desert dawn. 

Miles and miles of golden desert, distant dunes and a toffee-and-strawberry sunset. This is the Arabia of the imagination.

Amazingly, it is also the Oman of reality. The country where the great sailor Sinbad began his epic journeys from the coastal oasis of Sohar thus beginning the tales of the Arabian Nights.

Oman is the place to go on the Arabian Peninsula for travelers seeking oriental experiences in a safe environment with an open-minded attitude to Westerners. It boasts varied landscapes from idyllic beaches to rocky mountains and rolling dunes. A lot is also offered for a culturally interested crowd.

For sure you didn’t come all the way to Oman to visit the desert and not stay overnight, right? The views of the stars without all of the light pollution are worth it alone.

There are a handful of established desert camps to choose from, Whether it’s stylized tents, Bedouin barbecues, late-night music, and a range of activities on offer, all of them will have some element of providing you with an authentic desert experience. Presidential Luxury Camp would be a great option for travelers who are looking for the experience of camping in the desert in the most luxurious way possible. Followed by a lavish breakfast the following morning. The only difference being that this glamping experience with luxurious fittings and trimmings will not be anywhere as rustic as the original desert dwellers lived.

The best way to learn about the Arabian night sky is by venturing into the Al Sharqiya desert for a stay amidst the vast dunes for an immersive astronomy session. Explore the desert after dark during your stay in the Wahiba desert or enjoy a nocturnal eco-walk.

No need to wait any longer, pack your bags to be prepared for your next adventure in the Arabian desert.

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