Fodor's Expert Review 1000 Nights Camp

Wahiba Sands Al Mintrib, Ash Sharqiyah South, Oman

This camp, which has more resort-style amenities than most others, offers several different levels of accommodations, from basic tents without electricty or bathroom facilities, to more luxurious tents with private baths and a/c, to small villas. All of the rooms are a bit run-down but are clean and comfortable enough. Breakfast and dinner buffet, fruit, water, and soft drinks are all included. On-site the resort has its own pool, sand volleyball nets, darts and billiards, and in the high season, Bedouin singers and dancers are often invited to perform in the evenings. As with most of the camps, the property can arrange all kinds of activities, including camel and horseback riding, dune-bashing, and desert trekking—albeit for a rather high fee. This property is not very remote, which makes it easy to find, but also means that it does not offer the quiet experience you may be looking for (it's in a part of the desert that is a popular camping and dune-bashing destination for locals, so it can be a bit noisy some nights). Pickups can be arranged in Bidiyah if you don't have your own four-wheel-drive vehicle.


  • Range of accommodations options and prices
  • Complimentary on-site activities available
  • Any desert experience is available, for a price


  • Can be noisy on the weekends, when locals come to camp and dune-bash
  • No Wi-Fi in most rooms
  • Add-on activities are overpriced




Phones: 9944–8158


26 tents, 1 sand house
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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