Fodor's Expert Review Nomadic Desert Camp

, Ash Sharqiyah South, Oman Fodor's Choice

A simple camp of traditional palm leaf huts (with no a/c or electricity), this family-run property offers a more local experience than some of the other resorts, with the friendly, on-site Omani owners who are extremely helpful. This might explain why most repeat visitors to the area seem to prefer this no-frills property over some of the more luxurious options. The reasonable rates include Omani-style dinner and breakfast, a short camel ride, and a guide to lead you in from Bidiyah if you have a 4x4 (otherwise pickups are available for a small fee). A fire is built nightly, and guests and locals gather to relax over a cup of tea under the stars. Be sure to bring cash, as you can only use a credit card for the room; any additional activities or extras (like sheesha), will need to be paid for in cash. Other camps offer more excursion options, but few that offer the remote, authentic desert camping experience.


  • authentic camping experience
  • on-site local Bedouin owners
  • great rates


  • fewer activities offered on-site than other camps
  • shared bathrooms
  • credit cards can only be charged in advance
  • on-site is cash only
  • credit cards can only be charged in advance, on-site is cash only


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Phones: -9933–6273


15 huts
Rate Includes: Closed summer, Some meals

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