Salalah tours: Empty quarter overnight 2 days/1 night
Rub Al Khali desert
Start your adventure from Salalah to discover and explore one of the largest deserts, which is empty quarter deserts.
Salalah is located in the southern of Sultanate Oman (about 600 sq mi ), considered the capital of South Dhofar Province; your guide will pick you at the morning to start driving across the highway to Qara mountain and Nejd desert area of Dhofar, considered from the most popular places due to its magical hundreds red sand-dunes. There will be a stop photo where you can take unforgettable photos to share with your beloveds; another stop in our way will be in a village named Thumrait, known as a Bedouin settlement, where you will see how local people live.
Continue till we arrive at the huge size desert of the empty quarter, also known as Al Rubal Khali. Explore this region, see the sand dunes with a height of 250 meters above sea level, and even more.
When the guide starts the dune bashing at the empty quarter desert, measure the Adrenaline level now in your body. An adventure will never be forgotten with our experienced driver guides showing you the art of dune bashing with the most adventure and thrilling driving.
Now it is time to enjoy the sunset; photographer lovers will find it an amazing chance for unforgettable photos, then you will reach your campsite.
A collection of activities you can do, As you can enjoy a Camel ride, taste the Arabian Coffee with traditional Omani dates, later you will be served your barbecue dinner, And start to enjoy the atmosphere of desert life while watching the endless stars at night and smoking the Shisha ( The Arabian water Pipe ).
The next morning, after breakfast, we will check out from the camp and head to visit the ruins of the lost City of Ubar. According to Myth, Ubar city had been swallowed up by the desert a long time ago. It sank without leaving any traces. Now it is known as The Atlantic of the sands. Due to its importance as a landmark attraction, UNESCO considers it a world heritage global site.
Ubar buried city was unexplored till 1992, and it is believed to have existed from ancient times, about 2800 to 300 B.C.
Now after the amazing adventure of crossing the empty quarter desert, we will start our way back to Salalah, passing by the Frankincense area trees, one of the best in the world.
Empty quarter overnight 2 days/1 night
975 dollar per person based on 1 Person Private trip
525 dollar per person based on 2 Persons Private trip
350 dollar per person based on 3 Persons Private trip
275 dollar per person based on 4 Persons Private trip
What is Included in the overnight to empty quarter trip?
* Pick and drop off from Salalah ( Hotel – Airport – Residency ).
* 1 Night Accommodation in Bedouin Camp with dinner and breakfast.
* Private air condition vehicle all the trip.
*All mentioned sightseeing in the itinerary.
*Experience Omani English tour guide.
What is excluded from overnight to empty quarter?
* Tipping to guide
* Entry Visa to Oman
*Any optional activities
What to know before you book overnight to the empty quarter?
*Empty Quarter (Rub Al Khali ) covers 250000 square miles. It is considered of the biggest deserts, covering large parts of the Arabic desert, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian peninsula.
*The pronunciation and meaning of empty quarter in Arabic are Al Rub Al Khali, that’s why you can find it written on many websites or google earth maps in that way.
* Al Rub Al Khali, the empty quarter, occupies the borders between four Arabian countries: Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen border ( Only the Omani visa is needed for booking this trip ).
* Empty quarter tour duration is two days and one night.
* Mobile coverage is weak inside the empty quarter desert
* During the overnight trip to Al Rub Al Khali or empty quarter, it is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
*The climate in the empty quarter is fine most of the year; rains are rare, but try to bring some heavy clothes as sometimes it is cold at night in the desert, especially in the month of Dec.
*At your overnight in the empty quarter (Rub Al Khali desert), Toilet facilities available in the camp as chemical toilets
* Photography is allowed in the empty quarter desert. Still, kindly notice according to Omani traditions, it is unacceptable to take photos of Omani women, and it is polite to ask men before.
* tour order may vary, but all mentioned are to be covered.
*Due to the nature of the weather in Oman, it is recommended, before you travel, to bring hats and sunblock on any Oman tours.
* Tour order may vary, but all mentioned are to be covered.