The Lost City of UBAR (Empty Quarter)

Safari Tours

09 Hours

Once you are in Dhofar, it is an absolute must, that you visit Ar Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter), Dhofar’s most remarkable and popular site with its unspoilt and magical sand dunes. We leave the Port in the morning by 4x4 vehicle and drive towards the 'Qara' mountain range with its spectacular view of the Salalah plains dotted with thick shrub & woodland. After having a small break in Thumrait town, which was famous as a Bedouin settlement, we proceed west on graded road crossing the huge gravel desert of ' Al Nejd'. After a 175 Km journey from Salalah city we reach our first attraction in the desert, arriving at the 'Lost City of Ubar' (UNESCO World heritage site). This legendary ancient kingdom, known as Ubar, was said to have existed in one of the most inhospitable places on earth - a vast and forbidding Rub Al Khali desert, appropriately known as the Empty Quarter. According to myth, the desert swallowed up Ubar. Quite literally, it sank without trace - becoming the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands." This once buried city, which was spotted by satellite, gives you a glimpse of the value of work carried out by a team of explorers in 1982, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. After walking around the site we proceed to the Empty Quarter to experience the “biggest sand desert in the World” by rambling on fascinating sand dunes. A breathtaking overview of the vast desert awaits you on the top of the dunes. We settle down for a typical Arabian lunch/picnic lunch in the desert thereafter. On our return to Salalah we drive into Wadi 'Dawka' (UNESCO World heritage site) known as the 'Frankincense Wadi’, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. Experience the Frankincense and its use in the past as well as in the modern World. Return to Salalah by sunset.





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Package Includes

- Tour by Toyota Land Cruiser or similar
- Mineral water during the tour
- Picnic Lunch
- English Speaking tour guide

 

What to bring/wear 

- Sunscreen Lotions, sunglasses, hat, Swim wear, Towel, Appropriate walking shoes or strong sandals

 

Package Terms and Conditions 

- Package price valid minimum 02 person travelling together.
- Package price may change without prior notice.

 











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