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Wahiba Sands

Aakanksha Magan
With 10,359 square kms of rippling-gold sand and dunes towering over 300ft, Wahiba Sands or Ramlat al-Wahiba is the most accessible desert in Oman. Camping in the desert is probably an experience that your kids will cherish for the rest of their life. Bedouin-style tents in the silky sands of Wahiba, spectacular craggy mountains in the distance and crystalline wadis will escalate your holiday experience immensely. Spend the day bashing sand dunes and sand boarding, and the nights stargazing. Quad-biking and camel rides are also fun activities you can opt for here. In the early evening, drive up to a high dune to witness the sunset before returning to camp. Enjoy a traditional Bedouin-style dinner at the camp under the starlit sky.
Mili Lalwani
Desert SafariBeing in a desert country if you skip on a desert safari ride then you surely will leave the destination unmapped. Savor a true spirit of the region by booking an action-packed night safari at Wahiba Sands ( approx. 300 kms from Muscat ) organized by several city tour operators. You can camp in the region too under the clear night sky of the desert. There are several luxurious accomodations available with authentic Bedouin style wooden huts with comfortable beds, a dressing table and colourful carpets (with added bathrooms and other luxuries). Some form of activities such as 4X4 dune bashing, camel riding, or hanging with Bedouins. Desert Camping is best between October and March.
Aseem Rastogi