Wahiba Sands

A sight not to be missed is the great Wahiba Sands, the orange and amber sea of rolling dunes that are 200 km long and 100 km wide soaring up to 150 metres high.

Why visit Wahiba Sands ?

  • Watch the sun slowly set over the desert with a gin & tonic in hand
  • Test your balance as you fly down the golden dunes on a sandboard
  • Head out for a ride on a camel, the ‘ships of the desert’
  • Enjoy a mint tea whilst spending time with a local Bedouin family
  • Go ‘dune bashing’ in a 4×4 with a local desert guide

These dunes are inhabited by the nomadic Bedouin people, who have lived here for centuries, moving with their camels from waterhole to waterhole. The desert provides a great outdoor experience and is best explored in 4×4 vehicles. After the so-called ‘dune-bashing’ one can also experience the nomadic way of life with a visit to a Bedouin camp.

LOCATION

OMAN KEY INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 4 Hours

Flight Time

7.5 hours Direct

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