Desert Nights Camp
Wahiba Sands, Oman
The Desert Nights Camp offers fixed Bedouin style air-conditioned tents in the wondrous Wahiba Sands, only a 3-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Muscat. This is a good option for those who prefer more luxurious surroundings.
Please note that we only include Desert Nights Camp as part of a wider customized itinerary through Oman. Take a look at our Highlights of Oman itinerary for inspiration or speak to our Oman specialists for a customized quote to Oman or beyond.
At a Glance
Desert Nights Camp is the nicest permanent camp in Wahiba Sands offering the most comfortable stay in the desert
Tents are fixed and air-conditioned with 'proper' en-suite bathrooms
This is not as authentic as the other Bedouin-run camps and is not as far into the desert
There are two-bedroom options for families
The restaurant provides a large range of tasty dishes
You won't have to sacrifice your creature comforts and luxuries staying here, there is even has a licensed barAlice Moseley
Before you leave the desert enjoy a quick camel ride, it doesn't cost a penny!Scott Dunn team
Cool off in the turquoise waters of Wadi Bani Khaled - a short drive from the camp.Alice Moseley
This is definitely the most polished of the desert camps in terms of food, accommodation and serviceLucy Bailey
Nestled in the dunes of the Wahiba Sands, Desert Nights Camp is a perfect retreat away from the main tourist center of Muscat.
The camp offers beautifully furnished en-suite tents that each have a bedroom with queen size or twin beds as well as a living area. Luxurious bathrooms are fully equipped with bathrobes, bathroom slippers, towels and toiletries. All tents are air-conditioned.
The camp has a dining and recreation area where nights can be spent relaxing after a sumptuous barbecued feast with a glass of mint tea. The restaurant serves International, Indian, Chinese, Arabic and Continental cuisine and there is a bar with an exotic range of cocktails and satellite TV.
By day, there are a range of activities including dune bashing, quad biking and camel rides through the desert. You can also explore the moonlit skies with the camp's telescope.
As the camp is only 15km into the desert, it doesn't perhaps feel as secluded as alternative options, but this is definitely the best choice for families with younger children, and for couples looking for an adventure without having to compromise on comfort.
Desert Nights Camp offers 30 Bedouin style en-suite air-conditioned tents. Bedrooms feature queen size or twin beds and the en-suite bathrooms are fully equipped with hot water showers.
There are a few two-bedroom options, which makes this a great choice for families.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Desert Nights Camp. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the camp.
Facilities at the camp include a dining area, bar, a lounge with DVD library, and a telescope for stargazing.
Two Dunes Restaurant serves authentic Arabic cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant has been elegantly furnished with traditional Omani wooden furniture and you can choose to eat inside or outside. Children's taste requirements can be catered for upon request. A private A la Carte Menu or a BBQ can be organized at a location of your choice for a memorable dinner. The Oasis Bar serves a wide selection of fine wines, cocktails, spirits and fresh juices to help you unwind at the end of the day.
There are a range of activities of which you can partake in during your stay at Desert Nights Camp. They include dune bashing, quad biking and camel rides to explore the desert. You can also explore the moonlit skies with the hotel's telescope.
Location & Directions
Wahiba Sands, Oman
The camp is only a 3-hour drive away from Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. It is sprawled across 10-acres of sand dunes, secluded 11km within the vast isolation of the Omani desert.
When to go
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 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.