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Empty Quarter and Ubar Lost City Overnight Camping Tour

Product ID: 177159
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Spend the night in the desert on a camping tour of Ar Rub Al Khali. Learn about life in the Empty Quarter, enjoy a delicious barbecue meal with shisha pipe, and visit the Lost City of Ubar.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Camp among the desert dunes of Ar Rub Al Khali
  • Enjoy a barbecue dinner with shisha pipe
  • Discover the Lost City of Ubar
  • Learn how frankincense is produced in Wadi Dawka
Full description
Experience life in a desert wilderness on an overnight camping tour to the magical dunes of Ar Rub Al Khali, with round-trip transportation from Salalah.

Day 1:
Benefit from pickup at your hotel, the airport, or cruise ship terminal, and then travel towards the vast desert dunes of the Empty Quarter via Thumrait. Arrive in Al Hashman, where an experienced driver will take you up the hills and sand dunes on a thrilling dune bashing drive. Witness a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes before you reach the campsite. Go for an optional camel ride, and savor authentic flavors and some Arabian coffee and traditional dates before a tasty dinner with shisha pipe.

Day 2:
Enjoy breakfast at the campsite, and then proceed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lost City of Ubar. Learn the myth of how the desert was swallowed up and sank without trace to become the fabled Atlantis of the Sands. Return to Salalah via Wadi Dawka, known for its large collection of frankincense trees.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle (sedan for up to 3 people; 4WD vehicle for up to 6 people)
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • National park fees
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch
  • Entry to forts, museums, and historical sites

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Meeting point

Pickup possible from hotels or the airport in Salalah. Pickup also possible from the harbor for cruise ship passengers. Please take the free shuttle bus to the main gate, where your guide will be waiting.

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Important information
Know before you go
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
• This tour can be operated by a multilingual guide for an extra fee
• This tour is not recommended for people with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
• This tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities or in a wheelchair due to uneven surfaces

From US$ 1,215 Per group up to 1