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Top 6 things to do in the Desert – Sandy activities

On your travel to the middle east, to countries like Oman, you'll find desert on either side of the fine roads. It certainly isn't greenery, but the shades of beige that go into orange and brown have a unique beauty of its own. With not a man in sight and a seemingly endless horizon, it's almost like looking at a golden ocean where freedom lies just beyond! Here are a few things to do in the desert.



The best thing about visiting a middle eastern country is that they have both water sports as well as sand sports that that will suffice for the adrenaline rush you are looking for. Enquire with your local hotel about how to get about sandboarding and get going. The experienced guides will give you proper instructions, so rent out that board and try your luck on the dunes. Let's see how long you last while standing!


Dune bashing

Sure, sandboarding is definitely fun, but if you are after a real thrill, sand bashing is what you should be doing! You'll have to book your ride with on your Oman sightseeing session with your tour guide. Pickups can be arranged from hotels like Desert Nights Camp. Set off as early as possible as the later it gets, the hotter the weather and this should be avoided. The drive will be intense as the 4-wheeled jeeps attempt to conquer the mighty sand dunes. You'll be jolted sideways, forwards and backwards, still, you are sure to find it absolutely entertaining.



One of the best things to try doing when on a holiday in the desert is star gazing. The skies are usually very clear in the middle east. When it comes to the desert, there are no crowds or lights that will obstruct the view of the stars. Find out from your local hotel about the best spots for star gazing close by. This could also be romantic if you've got your special someone one with you.


Taste Bedouin tea

The Bedouin tribe lives even today in the middle east and Bedouin tea is an authentic drink to taste. It is made very sweet. Wild sage too is added to the mix giving it a truly unique taste. This drink is quite delicate and perfect for a teatime picnic in the desert. Prepare your taste buds for a blast.


Quad biking

Ready to release the rebel in you? Quad biking is the ideal option for this! Race across the fine powdery sands of the desert during sunset or early morning. However, make sure you have a guide with you so you will not get lost.


Have a dip in the natural lakes

It's true that the deserts are dry and have very little respiration. But if you look close enough, there is little natural treasure hidden away in the desert. There are several natural oases in the middle of the sea of sand. If you happen to find one don't forget to take a dip.

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