Tag Archive | desert

Flying High Above Dubai

With a boot packed full of camping gear, food, camera equipment and the obligatory bottle of Morgan's Spiced Rum for good measure, I set off from Muscat to drive the 5 hours to Dubai. Should mention that the bottle of rum wasn't for the during the drive… The drive up the coast of Oman wasn't […]

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 […]

Between Dunes and Pools

So there we were, sleepy and dazed after attending the 4am turtle tour at Ras al Jinz. Not the ideal way to start a day, but we were both still on a natural high after watching the hatchlings make their way slowly down the beach and back into the Gulf of Oman to start their […]

Venturing Further Afield

Given that I’ve been in country for a couple of weeks (almost), I figured that it was time I travelled somewhere other than work or the supermarket. All plans went awry when I didn’t wake up until 10am! Ho-hum. But I was still determined to get out of the city for just a couple of […]