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My friend and I got a guide in Salalah and camped overnight in the Empty Quarter. By far the highlight of my stay in Oman. The vastness of this sand desert is truly breathtaking. The endless patterns the wind makes in the red sands. Standing...More
After a 1,5 hour trip from Salalah we reached the small village Shisr and the legendary ruins of Ubar.
The legend of Ubar (or Wubar) is one of the most persistent in the Arabian peninsula. The name seems originally to have referred to a region...More
The nearest entry is via Ibri towards Saudi border and tarmac ends there. Another 200odd kms will take you through the emptiness of Rub Al Khali which extends another 600kms further south until Thurait beyond the lost city of Ubar. We travelled with an expedition...More
It seems that this place was a processing and shopping center for frankincense as it is placed on the way from Middle East to East. In this moment there is an Italian Omani project which cares about the works of excavation that are still on....More
We did a two day trek in the Oman part of the Empty Quarter and for anyone visiting Oman and looking for something different this is an experience of a lifetime.
We travelled with Arabian Sands agency organised by Steppes Travel in the UK and...More
I spent two nights in the Empty Quarter and it is out of this world...well, not really, but it really is an awesome sight to see. Of course, it is seemingly endless with the colors and the variety of dunes providing one with endless experiences...More
This is one of the biggest attractions in Oman. Rent a 4x4 car, drive and spend a night there! Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter) is impressive and truly beautiful. Wahiba Sands (I crossed it with my car) are not worth mentioning when compared to Rub'...More
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...More
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...More