A tour to the Empty Quarter with one overnight in the desert
Highlights of this tour
It is an absolute must for everyone who is visiting Dhofar, that you visit Ar Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter), Dhofars most remarkable and popular site with its untouched and magical sand dunes. We recommend it highly and you will take an unforgettable memory to share with your family and friends back home.
Start the tour from your hotel in the afternoon. In the way will have a small break in Thumrait town, which was famous as a Bedouin settlement, proceed west on graded road crossing the huge gravel desert of ‘Al Nejd’.
Arriving the sand desert , where the sand dunes emerge picturesque and spectacular,. In Rub Al Khali, enjoy the exciting and thrilling driving tactics in the fine sand of Arabian Desert.
Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes before you reach the camp site or outdoor camp. Morning enjoy the sunrise and drive to the ‘Lost City of Ubar’ (UNESCO World heritage site). This legendary ancient kingdom, known as Ubar, was said to have existed in one of the most inhospitable places on earth – a vast and forbidding Rub Al Khali desert, appropriately known as the Empty Quarter. According to myth, the desert swallowed up Ubar. Quite literally, it sank without trace -becoming the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands.” This once buried city, which was spotted by satellite, gives you a glimpse of the value of work carried out by a team of explorers in 1992, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’ (UNESCO World heritage site), known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. Experience the Frankincense and its use in the past as well as in the modern World.
Return to Salalah before noon.