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We spent the night in a pretty rustic, but "permanent" tented camp on the southern extremity of The Empty Quarter. It was a 3 to 4 hour drive from Salaleh, but worth every minute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We spent the night in a pretty rustic, but "permanent" tented camp on the southern extremity of The Empty Quarter. It was a 3 to 4 hour drive from Salaleh, but worth every minute of it. Being even at the southern edge of 1,600km of dunes and quicksands was a very sobering and fascinating experience. We had the misfortune of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you're interested in the lost city of Ubar, it's not in the Empty Quarter of Oman, as asserted by Nicholas Clapp in his famous book, Road to Ubar. This archaeological site in Oman named Ubar after the lost city of Iram is really the ruins of an old outpost. No ancient city of pillars in these ruins. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I am a big fan of deserts although I haven't visited a lot yet. The Empty Quarter desert ("Rub' al Khali") on the Arabian Peninsula is definitely worth a visit - for preferably more than one day, e.g. on a jeep or camel safari with camping (I only took a day trip - it is also nice to get an... More 

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