Tag Archive | camping

What Lies Beneath… the Salma Plateau

One final adventure in Oman, and one that I'd backed out of a couple of times. The road up to the Salma Plateau was known to be a tough drive and steep. Since the rains recently, I'd not wanted to venture up the route on my own, so when The Guide Oman said they were […]

Musandam: Camping on the very tip of Oman

The second leg of our road trip took us into the Musandam peninsula – a small Omani enclave to the north of the UAE looking out of the Straits of Hormuz and across to Iran. Although small, Musandam packs a punch with most of the land covered with a mountain range. The plan was simple, […]

The Mystery of Snake Canyon

Was it worth the wait? Hell yes! I'd wanted to go down Snake Canyon since first picking up the guide book over 18 months ago, even before I'd arrived in Oman. Another bonus was that to get there, we needed to go down Wadi Bani Awf once again, somewhere that I will never get bored […]

Welcoming 2013 by camping at Fins

Goodbye 2012, you've been a very good year. A VERY good year indeed! Away from Oman, so many things happened that I'll smile about and remember for a long time to come, but also the opportunity to live in Oman has also been one of the key highlights. We saw 2012 out with a great […]

Into the Mountains: Day One – Nizwa & Co.

I don't know why, but I'd driven through Nizwa to get to Jebel Shams and beyond a couple of times, but hadn't stopped. Very much like my travels past Quriyat until I decided to stop and bumble around. Thankfully, this time we'd factored it into our trip. We arrived just after 11am, when the food […]

Dimaniyat Island Diving

The Dimaniyat Islands are one of the key dive locations in Oman, so to spend two days diving there, plus a night camping, was something not to be missed. Euro Divers had organised the trip to coincide with Eid al Adha – the Islamic holiday celebrating the sacrifice. The Omanis celebrated with most of the […]

Little Dune Buggy: Wahiba Sands Desert Crossing

The one thing that pulls off-roaders to Oman, must be the dunes in the Empty Quarter and Wahiba Sands – with sand dunes reaching 100m high in Wahiba, we set out for a three day, 176km, cross-dune, camping, off-roading extravaganza! DAY ONE We arrived at Mintrib, the entrance to Wahiba Sands, at about 6pm and […]