Sunday, September 25, 2016

Oman : Camping in the Wahiba Sands (Sharqiyah)

You cannot be in the Middle East without going for desert camping!

I was egged on last year by friends to go for a desert night safari in Dubai (as its a must do for tourists----and so well, its very touristy! lol) and so I begged off although I promised myself that before I leave Oman I will definitely go for a desert night camp in the famous Wahiba Sands (Sharqiyah, as per the locals).

Oh well, nowadays, you can choose your degree of comfort even when you are camping in the middle of the Arabian desert --- and so we opted for the luxuriously-appointed, air-conditioned tents at the Desert Nights Camp. 



Unless you wanted to stay for at least 2 or 3 days (we only stayed for a night!) so you can exhaust yourself in all the desert activities (dune bashing or quad biking, anyone?), for those on a shorter and limited itinerary can opt for these 2 activities which are offered to guests for free;

1. Sunset watching over the sand dunes


2. Camel riding
Make sure to hold on tight or else you will get thrown out by the docile-looking camel hahahaha

The rest of the time, you can just have coffee or tea and lounge in the outdoor seating area of the restaurant. You are on holiday, right? Might as well enjoy it.

Hmmm.....either these camels are really domesticated or they are just genetically disciplined......

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