1000 Nights Camp

Wahiba Sands, Oman

At a Glance

  • The only desert camp with a swimming pool - a unique experience in the middle of the desert

  • A good option for families as the Ameer Tents can accommodate two extra beds

  • Located deep into the Wahiba Sands Desert in beautiful surroundings

  • An Arabic menu is served for all meals

  • Sunset from the dunes behind the camp is a truly amazing site

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average at 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.

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Insider's View

Enjoy swimming lengths in the middle of the Desert.

We recommend the Ameer Tents

For seclusion, you can't get much better than 1000 Nights! As it is located deep inside the desert

Even getting to 1000 Nights feels like an adventure, as it is far into the desert, reached by driving over dunes

Camel rides are popular and so we recommend booking these in advance if it is something you are keen to do

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to 1000 Nights Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Wahiba Sands

Description

Experience true Bedouin life by staying a night at this authentic desert camp located deep into the Wahiba Sands desert. This is a basic camp offering great service and delicious entirely Arabic food and a choice of tents along with a swimming pool.

Located 40 minutes into the Wahiba Sands among the rolling dunes of the desert, 1000 Nights Camp is in complete isolation. The staff here do not fail to ensure you have an enjoyable, adventurous evening watching the sunset and dining under the stars.

Here at Scott Dunn, we recommend staying in an Ameer Tent. These are fixed structures with tented walls and ceiling, and an en-suite bathroom. The tents have a private deck at the front with its own fire pit, and a separate deck at the back which faces towards the dunes, making it ideal for stargazing.

Dinner is often accompanied by a live Bedouin band. Arabic starters, salads and BBQ meat are served at the restaurant, followed by Arabic coffee and perhaps a shisha pipe.

The camp does have a small pool and a children's play area, and so this is a good option for adventurous families with younger children.

In and around the camp you can also go sand boarding, trekking in the dunes or venture into the awe inspiring desert landscape on a camel.

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Accommodation

We recommend staying in an Ameer Tent, which is a very spacious fixed hut with a tented ceiling and walls. There is an en-suite bathroom and private decks at the front and back of the tent.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at 1000 Nights Camp. There is a small pool and play area.

Facilities

Facilities at the camp include a dining area and a swimming pool.

Activities

You will usually be out with your driver/guide during the day, but camel rides from the camp can be arranged, and we recommend booking these in advance.

Reviews

4

Lucy Black (Staff)

I really enjoyed the journey to 1000 Nights. It feels like you are heading deep into the desert and driving up and down dunes to get there is rather exciting (and a reminder of why it is important to have a driver who knows what they're doing)!

Sunset from the dunes behind the camp is amazing, with views for miles around.

There are other tent types at 1000 Nights, but we only recommend the Ameer Tents, as these are much more comfortable, with covered en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. They are at the back of the camp and so you can go onto your deck behind the tent at night for some amazing star-gazing.

The restaurant has a jolly atmosphere in the evening, and there is often live music. The food is good (although best not to expect anything wildly exciting), and it's really nice to help yourself to Arabic coffee and tea afterwards and while the evening away with a shisha pipe.

4

Daniel Smith (Staff)

A good half an hours drive into the desert, you reach 1000 Nights, which feels like a traditional Bedouin Camp. Tents are basic and don't have air con but they are comfortable and the main dining and lounge area is very well laid out - it really comes alive in the evening.

Not the camp to be going for if you are looking for a modern desert experience but if you are looking for something more traditional this is a good option, with lovely staff.

4

Daniel Smith (Staff)

This camp is very well established and in a great location, it is so far into the Wahiba Sands that it provides a true Bedouin Experience. The Accommodation is basic but comfortable. We slept in put up beds and had the treat of an en-suite toilet and shower, under the stars. We could even enjoy a morning swim, not what I expected from staying in the Wahiba Sands. For the evening meal we chose to sit Bedouin style on the low tables and helped ourselves to some delicious home cooked Omani Food.

Experiences

  • Al Hayer Falls

    Get off the beaten track to explore the Al Hayer area of the popular Wadi Bani Khalid. This stretch of the canyon is away from the more frequently visited pools, offering hours of fun-filled adventure.

  • Day trip to Nizwa {with the Friday Market}

    Nizwa was the capital of Oman in the 6th and 7th Centuries and is one of the oldest cities in Oman. There is a lot to see here and in the surrounding area including a bustling Friday market, the restored Nizwa Fort and date farms.

  • Lunch with a Bedouin Family

    Whilst life in the desert may seem like a harsh environment, many people still choose this as their home. Visit the house of a Bedouin family, where you can enjoy a traditional lunch and learn more about their day to day life and culture.

  • Nizwa Friday Market

    Visit the local Friday market in Nizwa.

  • Wadi Shab Swimming Adventure

    Stop off at a wadi and enjoy the beautiful surroundings where you can enjoy a gentle walk, or even a swim in the water.

Location & directions

Wahiba Sands, Oman

1000 Nights Camp is located 40-minutes into the Wahiba Sands among the rolling dunes of the desert, in complete isolation in the east of Oman.

How to get there

It is a 7-hour 30-minute direct international flight to Muscat International Airport. The camp is approximately 3-hours by road from the airport.

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Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to 1000 Nights Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Wahiba Sands

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