Dunes of Oman

 


Oman’s name is closely associated with desert. The desert in Oman is an extension of the Bedouin lifestyle with its ancient associations of traditional culture and authentic original customs. The Omani desert is characterided by the diversity of its plants and animals. The tall dunes hide small Bedouin encampments, and a surprising array of wildlife. For the truly adventurous, the legendary sands of the Rub' al Khali, or Empty Quarter, beckon in the south of the country.
Experience the Bedouin live, take a safari tours across dunes, or pick our list of dune safari or design your own desert safari trips of oman.


Bousher  Sands
- Not far from the beaches of Muscat with its harmonious architecture, and within walking distance of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in the heart of the capital, the visitor will find golden hills packed with drivers who enjoy sand-duning with their SUVs, or those who enjoy gliding on the sand bikes that are easy to rent in this area.

Many visitors like to climb the hills to watch the sunset bidding farewell to Muscat, with its white-washed buildings surrounded by fresh greenery on those beautiful hills.


A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba Sands) are considered among the most beautiful camping areas in the Sultanate and extend over an area of up to about 10 thousand square kilometres.

A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba Sands) are easily accessible from Muscat and provide an insight into desert life. The tall dunes hide small Bedouin encampments, and a surprising array of wildlife. For the truly adventurous, the legendary sands of the Rub' al Khali, or Empty Quarter, beckon in the south of the country.


The Empty Quarter  - This is the biggest desert in the Arabian Peninsula, and void of any oasis. To this day, there are still large expanses of unexplored and uninhabited terrain. It is located to the far north of the city of Salalah, the capital of Dhofar Governorate. Specialised companies organise tours of the Empty Quarter, led by experienced guides.


Ramlat Tawq
is an area of beautiful sand dunes, extending for tens of kilometres and located between Wilayat Barka and Nakhil in Al Batinah South Governorate, and is one of the sites frequented by tourists in large numbers due to its proximity to the capital Muscat.