Dunes by Al Nahda

Campground in Barka

Many residents of Muscat are unaware that there are sand dunes just 45 minutes west of the capital. Access to this luxury camp involves 5km of gravel track best attempted with a 4WD. With an open-sided reception and restaurant overlooking the dunes, a sand therapy unit and attractive rooms designed to resemble tents, this camp makes for a peaceful retreat.

Transfers from Muscat International Airport cost OR45. Quad bikes cost from OR15 per hour and there are opportunities to explore the nearby wadi, famous for its pools of opaque white water.

The breakfast buffet is an extra OR15.