Overnight Empty Quarter

2 Days

Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? and want to explore the natural wonders of the Omani desert? Join us on the Desert Overnight Tour.

Salalah is famous for its natural beauty, traditional culture, and desert landscape. Moreover, city has a lot to offer to tourists, especially those who are fond of exploring the desert. In this tour, we will take you on a journey to the Salalah Desert Overnight. Where you will experience the breathtaking beauty of the Empty Quarter, Wadi Dawka, and discover the fascinating history of the Wubar lost city.

This unique tour offers an authentic Omani experience. In addition, you can immerse yourself in the traditional lifestyle. You will explore the mesmerizing landscape of the desert.

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Overview

The Salalah Desert Overnight Tour is a unique experience that allows tourists to explore the beauty of the Omani desert. The tour begins with a pickup from your preferred location in Salalah. From there, we will head towards the Empty Quarter, one of the largest sand deserts in the world. Along the way, we will make a stop at Wadi Dawka, famous for its fragrant frankincense trees. This is an excellent opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the region and learn more about the significance of frankincense in Omani culture.

Afterwards, we will continue your journey towards the lost city of Wubar. This ancient city was discovered in the early 1980s and is believed to have been built in the third century. As you explore the ruins, we will get a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the region.

As the day draws to a close, we will arrive at your campsite, where you will be treated to a delicious dinner and comfortable accommodation. This is an excellent opportunity to relax and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the desert.

The next morning, you will wake up to a delicious breakfast before the return journey to Salalah. Throughout the tour, you will have the chance to marvel at the stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the region.

Tour Highlights

  • Wubar, the Lost City
  • Bashing dunes
  • Empty Quarter
  • Desert Sunset
  • Overnight Empty Quarter Desert
  • Wadi Dawkah

Tour includes and excludes

Cost Includes

  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Water & soft drinks at the camp

Cost Excludes

  • One night in a Desert camp
  • Dinner on day 1 and Breakfast on day 2 is 20 OMR per person
  • Wubar site entrance fee 3 OMR per person
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section is EXCLUDED

Tour Itinerary

Wubar, the Lost City

This ancient site was once a bustling center of trade and commerce. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of this fascinating city and marvel at the impressive stone structures that still remain.

The Empty Quarter

The Empty Quarter, also known as the Rub al Khali. This vast desert covers a significant portion of the Arabian Peninsula and is known for its stunning sand dunes, which tower up to 250 meters high. There are more than 500,000 square kilometers of desert. Its length is a thousand kilometers, to be exact. Half of that is the breadth. It's interesting to see that the Empty Quarter spans four nations. One of them is Oman. The other three nations are Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Desert Sunset

Lastly, enjoy the desert sunset. It's important not to miss the spectacular sunset that appears behind the sand dunes. You will be strolling barefoot on the desert sand at sunset, which is unquestionably a memorable and experience-worthy activity.

Enjoy your night at The Empty Quarter Desert.

Morning time in the desert.

Early mornings in the desert offer a unique and serene experience. You can watch the sunrise, go for a peaceful walk or hike to enjoy the cooler temperatures, take photographs of the landscape bathed in morning light, do some yoga or meditation, or simply relax and take in the quiet beauty of the desert before the day heats up.

Breakfast
simple and traditional morning meal

Back to Salalah

After spending the night in the desert, wake up on the world's biggest sand desert. As the sun begins to rise over the dunes. It will cast a warm orange glow across the desert landscape. We will leave the desert with fond memories after breakfast and head to your location in Salalah City.

On our way (Wadi Dawka)
Wadi Dawka is a beautiful natural park of Frankincense trees between the mountains. Wadi Dawkah en route to the desert, a valley where hundreds of priceless Frankincense trees flourish and produce the highly prized crop of frankincense drops. The lost city of Ubar, whose remains bear evidence of the city's golden history as a hub for the incense trade, is reached from there by continuing on the Frankincense Route. 

Drop you off at your place of residence in Salalah

FAQs

Is food and water provided during the Salalah Desert Overnight Tour?

Yes, food and water are provided during the Salalah Desert Overnight Tour. The tour includes a traditional Omani dinner and breakfast at the campsite, and drinking water is available throughout the tour.

What is the level of physical fitness required for the Salalah Desert Overnight Tour?

The Salalah Desert Overnight Tour is not very physically demanding, and most people with average physical fitness can easily participate in the tour.

What is the accommodation like during the Salalah Desert Overnight Tour?

The accommodation during the Salalah Desert Overnight Tour is in the middle of the desert. You will get tents, sleeping bags, and blankets, that will offer a comfortable and authentic Omani experience.

Can I pay on the day of the Tour?

Yes you can pay on the tour day. But we have some terms and conditions that need to be discussed before the tour. If you have to pay on the tour day, get in touch with our team for details.

What about the Cancellation Policy?

If you need to cancel the tour, we have some guidelines for you:
1. You can cancel up to 24 hours before the tour starts for a full refund.
2. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour starts, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
3. We will provide a full refund if we need to cancel the tour due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
4. Get in touch with our team in case of any emergency to reschedule your tour at a later date.

What to Wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather and activity.

Who will be the guide during the Tour?

You will get a local Omani English and Arabic speaking guide.

Map

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Overnight Empty Quarter
From $350
/ Adults
From $0
/ Child

Tour Info

  • November - March
  • 4x4 Vehicles only
  • English / Arabic
  • Prices vary according to number of people
  • Pick up from Any Location in Salalah
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