Dangers & Annoyances
Like the rest of the Western Desert, travel away from the oases was off limits for foreign travelers at the time of writing. Between the oases the tourist police often insist on a police escort. Officially foreigners can only go to the White Desert as part of a day excursion, but in reality it is possible to camp out there for the night. Use a reputable tour operator; they will alert the tourist police where they will be spending the night.