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Wahiba Sands, Oman

Wahiba and Empty Quarter

Spending time in the deserts of Oman is a must during any trip. Wahiba is easily reached from Muscat and is home to some smart camps such as Desert Nights so its desert with comforts but still allowing visitors to experience complete peace under the stars.

To travel off the beaten track to the Empty Quarter will let you discover your inner ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ while staying in supported isolation.

Canvas Club, Wahiba Sands, Oman
Canvas Club Desert Camp, Wahiba Sands, Oman

Oman's deserts

The deserts of Oman vary from the rolling sand seas of the Wahiba, with classic photogenic dunes of rich gold, to the flat stony Jiddat al Harasis in central Oman and the Rub al-Khali or ‘Empty Quarter’ further south, where individual mountains of sand rise from a flat desert and stretch endlessly across the border into Saudi Arabia. The ‘Wahiba Sands’ often described as a perfect example of a Sand Sea consists of large dunes running from North to South, some attaining a height of about 100 meters.

Experiences

Visit a Bedouin Family

Spend time with a local, Bedouin family to learn about their culture and way of life.

Camp in the Desert

Camp under the stars in Wahiba Sands or the Empty Quarter.

Dune Boarding

Try your hand at dune boarding.

Camel Trekking

Trek by camel along the dunes.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Hud Hud Wahiba £££££

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  • Tented Camps

In the Wahiba Sands, Hud Hud camp is set up on a tailor-made basis, using authentic handmade Bedouin tents, carefully selected for the environment and sited to ensure privacy and fantastic views. Hud Hud exclusive camps evoke a traditional, luxurious Arabian ‘encampment’ and is designed in Hud Hud’s inimitable style, in keeping with the ambience of the environment and the region.

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Desert Nights Camp £££££

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  • Tented Camps

Desert Nights is a luxurious desert style camp based in the heart of Wahiba Sands, Oman.

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Canvas Club Desert Camp £££££

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  • Tented Camps

Canvas Club offers a private tented camp in the heart of the Wahiba Sands, where local Bedouin staff take great pride in showcasing their unique region to each visitor they care for. Travel into the desert by 4×4 and continue by camel back to reach your private camp. As the sun sets enjoy a refreshing drink on arrival. Stargaze and do nothing but enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Your luxury camp consists of a bedroom tent, Bedouin living area for relaxation and a bathing tent.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.
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Great guidance both before the trip and during. The guide advised us to change the itinerary around a bit due to our late arrival and it all worked very well

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