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Marine Activities

Marine Activities
Dolphins & Tutles in Oman beaches.

Desert Adventure

Desert Adventure
Explore Oman Desert Adventure & Wahiba Sands

Mountain Exploring

Mountain Exploring
Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Shams and many more

Muscat City Tour

Muscat City Tour
Key attractions in Muscat; Museums,Shopping etc.

Empty Quarter

Empty Quarter
Historic city in the middle of large derset in Oman.

 Explore the Legendary of Arabian Sea of Sand Empty Quarter

 


             
Spilling across four Arab nations, the world's largest sand desert has been defined as much by Bedouin tradition as by geography. Now oil and politics are changing the definition.
 
 Alwan Tour has a special package for trip to to explore the Empty Quarter attarctions in Oman. 
 
Rub al Khali, or Empty Quarter—a world of harsh extremes that may rank as both the least, and most, hospitable place on Earth. National geograghy jounerlist arrived in Arabia last January with photographer George Steinmetz and a plan to explore the Empty Quarter. Before our eight-week expedition is over, more than 5,300 miles (8,500 kilometers) on a journey through Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Yemen will be covered. 
 
For thousands of years this territory has resisted settlement as one of the Earth's hottest, driest, and most unyielding environments. Yet it's also home to a culture on the edge, a proud Bedouin society working to adapt its mix of Islam, ancient tribal custom, and newfound oil riches to a demanding and fast-paced modern world.
 
Taking up a fifth of the Arabian Peninsula, the Rub al Khali  known as literally, "quarter of emptiness, or the Sands for short, is the world's largest sand sea. At more than 225,000 square miles (583,000 square kilometers), it takes in substantial portions of Saudi Arabia, as well as parts of Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates to create an arid wilderness larger than France. It holds roughly half as much sand as the Sahara, which is 15 times the Empty Quarter's size but composed mostly of graveled plains and rocky outcrops.
 
Because of these sandy expanses, not to mention its profound heat, the Sands have long been judged too unforgiving for all but the most resourceful humans, considered more a wasteland to cross than a landscape to settle in. Still, along its edges—and venturing across it from time to time—the dozen tribes of leathery and enterprising Bedouin, also known (especially in Arabia) as Bedu, have survived here since before recorded time.

    
 Discover more Desert attractions in Oman

Beduin Trip at Wahiba sand.

We set off on our 4x4 car and drive to sharqiya to meet our Bedouin family living in the middle of the desert and enjoy their life from rearing goats and camels.  A delicious home cooked meal prepared by the Bedouin family and evening of entertainment and take a short camel ride and view the sunset at top of the sand dune.

Modern tents and fresh bedding are provided for your overnight stay as you gaze up at the star-filled sky. Rising with the sun the next morning enjoy breakfast al fresco before making your way back to Muscat – if time permits stop en route to enjoy the water pools of a nearby wadi.

Turtle Reserved

Drive to Ras al Hadd by early evening we relax and enjoy dinner before driving the short distance to the turtle reserve around 9pm. Here we head for the beach with our guide to watch female turtles come ashore to dig their holes and lay their eggs. If we’re lucky we’ll also get a batch of hatchling burrow their way through the sand, reaching the surface they head for the sea by the light of the moon. For early risers we make our way back to the beach to see the last of the baby turtles arrive, then it’s back to Muscat via the coast road.

Desert and Wadi

A wonderful way to get a snap shot of Oman’s beautiful contrasts: mountains, desert and wadis, all in one day!.Surrounded by palm trees and oleander (green bushes with pink flowers), the wadi is the ideal place for a short walk to soak in the sounds and fragrances, dip your toes in the pools and see the fish swimming around. After the wadi, we weave our way through the small mountains to the sand dunes.

Experience the age old shifting sand dunes, imagine mirages in the distance and you might even see a camel or two. Enjoy the thrill of dune driving as we traverse the desert and come out on to the flat scrubland.  Stop at a traditional restaurant for lunch.

 
    
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