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Desert Discovery

Address: PO Box 99, Oman
Phone Number: +968 2449 3232
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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Overall, I would choose another place. If you do choose this, do it just if you aren't alone and if everybody in your group is fine with having no comfort whatsoever. Beware that they do not offer what promised. In details: Cons: - I reached the place with a 5 min walk under the sun and 35 degrees, dragging a... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed one night in mid April and found the camp a bit lacking in what is promised. The staff checking us in had absolutely zero enthusiasm and the whole place suffered from a general malaise. We expected minimal, and it is certainly that. Be prepared for the extreme heat by April. A loud industrial fan is provided, but it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I used to be one of the owners of desert-discovery until 2009 when my partner (Said) suddenly stopped paying me. I have been in court with him for over 4 years now and it is very frustrating to learn that desert-discovery is still comfortably continuing it's business knowing that almost half the business is technically still mine... Said is indeed... More 

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Guimaraes, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I had a 2day tour with my family that was above my expectations!! Very well organized, the operator met us at the hotel and took us the most beautiful places of Oman, always very friendly and concerned with our well-being, good english and knowledge of the sites!! We stayed at their camp where they received us very well, with good... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I highly recommend Desert Discovery tours if you wish to sightsee and get to know Omani culture properly. All there is to know is at http://www.desertdiscovery.com/ but I will try to highlight the main cons. First, they pick you at your Hotel so that there is no need for taxi expenses nor to get lost in beautiful Muscat. Said, our... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had a three day tour that more than met our needs and expectations. Local knowledge and personal service make this company easy to recommend. Very satisfied indeed.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed for one night at the Al Areesh Camp. The place is nicely located next the to sand dunes. We took a 4wd sand dune drive. It was the best thing with to stay in the camp. In the evening we had a dinner that is included. The dinner is avrige and the is nothing that indicates that you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Used these guys to organise a trip down past sur to watch the turtles hatch. I found them very helpful and not expensive at all .... Also used them for a trip to the wahiba sands which is a very good trip.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was an 8hr round trip from Muscat, but it included 4x4 dune bashing and a trip to Wadi Bani Khalid. You really see a lot of countryside (mostly scrubland and endless mountains) which gives you a good window into this part of the world. Good fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

two and a half hours drive from muscat.my home twon, So many activities there, i camped in the desert several times, and there is a few camps which you can book in advance during weekends, you can try camel riding, or drive a motor cycle through sand dunes. At night is my favourite time, lighting a fire and just enjoy... More 

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