Wahiba Sands, Oman

Inland, the dunes of Sharqiah Sands, formerly known as Wahiba Sands, await. Two and a half hours from Muscat, an hour southwest of Sur, these huge dunes are an off-road paradise with towering dunes curling and rolling to the horizon in every direction. Spending a night in the desert is an unforgettable experience that you should enjoy at least once in your life. There are a number of opportunities for overnight stays in Oman's deserts, ranging from the bare essentials to the most sophisticated accommodation.

1000 Nights Camp

Thanks to its isolated location this site offers unparalleled delights. As night falls, hundreds of candles are lit to create a magical atmosphere. There are several Bedouin tents with carpets, candles, bathrooms and private showers.

Arabian Oryx Camp

This camp combines modern and traditional elements with 37 air-conditioned cabins surrounded by breathtaking sand dunes.

Desert Nights Camp

This oasis in the desert will win the hearts of luxury lovers. Just two and a half hours from Muscat, it has 30 suites with king-sized canopied beds and panoramic views of the surrounding dunes. There's also a refined restaurant serving Omani cuisine and a full program of excursions.

Safari Desert Camp

Traditional Omani style is the cornerstone of this site in Bidiyah, which has tents with typical Arabian decorations. It also offers its guests trips through the dunes by 4WD or camel.