Oman

Trip to Wahiba Sands

The famous Omani sandy desert

Petr Liška
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Trip to Wahiba Sands
Inserted: 28.06.2018
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Wahiba Sands is a large sandy desert in eastern Oman. The best starting point for the desert is the city of Bidiyah, where virtually everyone offers desert trips or overnight stays in desert campsites. We planned only a short stop here, so we went to the village of Al Raka south of the city, from where you can make a trip on the dunes without a guide.

Al Raka

From Bidiyah we go south to the oasis of Al Raka, where there are quite a few palm trees. We continue to the very end of the asphalt road, from where we go for a walk. New buildings are set in the sand dunes, which looks quite interesting.

Al Raka
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Dunes with a lone camel

Massive dunes rise on both sides of this valley. We notice a lone camel walking on the tops of the dunes.

Dunes with a lone camel
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Omani public toilets

You will also find them here and, as always, luxuriously clean, free of charge and with a vending machine for drinking water. A big plus when traveling in Oman.

Omani public toilets
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Parked camel

Classic desert picture – camel and dunes, beauty

Parked camel
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Construction of a mosque

Practically at the very end of the settlement there is also a new mosque, the question is how many believers come here

Construction of a mosque
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The power of nature

Abandoned trees or flowers surrounded by sand – always the breathtaking power of nature

The power of nature
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A walk through the desert

From the mosque we climb to the top of the dune and enjoy the desert landscape. The only flaw in the beauty is the garbage blown away really everywhere

A walk through the desert
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View of the oasis

From the dunes there is a nice view of the oasis and a desolate plain on the horizon

View of the oasis
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Return to civilization

After an hour we are back in civilization

Return to civilization
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