If you’re up for experiencing the breadth and beauty of the Oman desert, you can’t pass up on a visit to the Wahiba Sands. There’s all manner of landscapes and natural attractions to discover here. So, here’s a closer look at what this region is all about.


Wahiba Sands
Wahiba Sands | Img via Wikimedia Commons

The Location

The Wahiba Sands is found to the south of the impressive Western Hajar Mountain Range. While it may seem isolated at first, the desert is only a two-hour drive away from the tourist hub of Muscat.

The Wahiba Sands at a Glance

As you leave the city behind and enter the desert, you’ll see the signs of civilization melt away. What you’ll first experience is just how expansive the landscape is. All of the Wahiba Sands is essentially sand and wilderness with just a few desert camps dotted around.

The Dunes

The dunes of Wahiba Sands is by far the region’s most striking feature. These seem to stretch for miles upon miles with some even displaying unique formations that were shaped by winds. You can go exploring up these dunes for some great views and photo ops.

Desert Activities

When it comes to choosing a hotel Wahabi Sands has on offer, your choices boil down to a number of desert camps. Some options, like the Desert Nights Camp, will even include a number of exciting desert excursions like camel safaris and quad biking.