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BIDIYA, AL SHARQIYAH, 421 Shāhiq, Oman – Show map
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No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Packed Lunches, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk
Family Rooms, Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Based on 75 reviews
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Surrounded by the high sand dunes of Oman’s desert, the eco-friendly Retreat Camp in Sharqiya provides authentic, Arabian-style accommodation in tents.
Score from 206 reviews Good
With an unbeatable setting in the silky dunes of the Omani desert, the 5-star Desert Nights Camp offers 26 luxurious Bedouin-style tents for those seeking the ultimate desert adventure vacation.
Score from 163 reviews Excellent
Sand Delight Camp is friendly environmental site in Wahiba Sands in Sultanate of Oman. It is surrounded by sand dunes. The Camp provides traditional Bedouin tents with shared bathrooms.
Score from 85 reviews Very good
Sama Al Wasil Desert Camp is located in Shāhiq and offers a restaurant buffet. It includes table tennis and darts. The accommodation will provide you with a seating area.
Score from 17 reviews Good
Nice peaceful place to spend a night or two. Good place for dune bashing, sand boarding, etc. Food was good with a good spread to choose from. Staff is overall quite friendly and helpful. There were other activities too which we did not participate in, such as visit to a Bedoiun village.
Directions inside the desert could have been better, but we did get to the camp without a lot of difficulty
The location, the cottages, the food, the entertainment
The fact that they do not have an ATM machine. The fact that they charge for guiding you to the camp.
1. A day trip into the desert, if possible with guide Amor (might not be the correct spelling) is something you will not forget during your lifetime. We took our own 4WD and followed our guide (who needed to help us out a few times) great fun! 2. Plan your stay on a weekend (Thursday/Friday) to connect with the People of Oman who spend their weekends in this desert Camp. It added to our experience to sit by the campfire talking about Oman with residents.
Sorry, no disappointments to report!
Everything! The camp is in the desert, but you have every luxury amenity you could ask for. We stayed in a family room with real beds and a lovely, clean bathroom stocked with toiletries and plenty of hot water. The staff was very friendly and full of good suggestions for activities in the camp and where to venture out. Mohammed Arshad went out of his way to make our stay a memorable one. He offered us a second night at half the price - as we already had another booking waiting for us we had to decline, but then he suggested we come back in the evening for a free dinner! He arranged dune bashing, sunset ride in the evening and sand-boarding for the kids. We had a great time and would love to go back!
Location and tent. Staff was friendly.
Evening entertainment was poor. No camp fire as advertised on Internet so false advertising and no omani singer. Food was not warm enough to eat which made it less appetising
I liked your dinner and the band arab drums and stuff .. We made it better becouse we used to do it ... And also i like your rooms and toilet becouse you guys got heater .. Hot water .. And also we can get mobile network for calling ..
Sorry but i didnt like your breakfast becouse hot dogs was not enough and we wer waiting for 30 minutes but its okeh its not that bad ...
Excellent staff, rooms are basic but have everything one may need, food is ok, location is fantastic, free water and drinks a very nice surprise. You must try the dune bashing and sunset, I did half hour and it was long enough.
Beds a bit hard but really that's being really picky.
Found staff to be generally unhelpful, AC in room broke down in middle of night which was uncomfortable as weather was hot for sleeping at night with no AC, no manager on site to help with this, and staff on site were not bothered. Food at buffet was poor. Would not recommend staying here.
Everything about this place is great, it was our second visit this year, the staff remembered us from our first visit and had arranged a wonderful day out for us, we went out with Omer, he drove and we followed in our 4X 4 across the wahiba sands for some 180 Km had a picnic lunch prepared by his wife, wonderful meal, on a beach and then drove back across the desert, some of the way in the dark, magic, how he knew the way was so impressive, my Husband says it was the best day of his life. To make the most of the activities on offer here you need more than a one night stay night
nothing not to like
It's the option only if you want to spend a night midst of desert.
Unlike Dubai desert safari camps, there are no activities such as Quadbikes, henna painting, belly dancing, Sheesha, .... Cost for other activities are hiked unrealistically - driver for dune bashing - 25 OMR/Hr!!
Excellent staff. Good, private accommodation. Dining was pleasant with good choice of food and plenty of it. The dune bashing trip was well organised. Good choice of seating under the stars listening to local musicians.
An isolated desert experience, beds were comfortable. Bedouin music and dances, camp fire
Rooms are a bit too spartan, e.g. no place to hang damp towels. Lighting was very badly placed and light was too dim to be able to read anything. Southern wall insulation was poor - wall was hot to the touch even at dawn.
Friendly and available staff, from the moment we stepped out of the car. Since it is now low season we even had the whole camp at our disposal! Too bad though, it could have been nice to sit in front of the fire. Funny and exciting dune bashing.
Amazing location and surrounding panoramas Unique activities and sensations Very friendly staff with a special mention to Arshad
More comfort in the rooms, at least a table and a closet, is a must
This was the second time I booked in Oryx. The previous time they had a big group of travelers that made our stay noisy and overcrowed experience. This second booking I was surprise when arrive only to learn that the hotel had moved me to another (more basic) hotel because they had a party of over 170 people. I definitively won't stay there any more!
I liked the location in the desert. It's in a beautiful spot.
The staff seemed very uninspired. And they still have to learn what being and working in the hospitality business is like.
1-The staff are Pathetic and do not understand what the word hospitality stands for. They are just rude. Need to be trained well. 2- The rooms need to have better air conditioning systems in place in the desert heat. 3- Sad food. WILL NEVER EVER STAY AGAIN NOR RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WANTING TO SPEND A FEW BUCKS AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. TOTAL WASTE!!!
We liked everything about this place especially the staff we stayed two nights but wished we had stayed more great location, evening entertainment, hot food, dune bashing, camels, sun sets and much more one night is not enough at this superb camp hope to visit again the staff do all that is possible to make sure you have all you need and go out of their way to make you happy
there is not a negative thing to say about this camp
We enjoyed the fact that the camp was located in the middle of very challenging dunes. Plenty of activities, and very lively during the weekend nights.
The beds are quite firm. More variety on the breakfast buffet menu would have been appreciated.
The tents/cabins were neat, comfortable and clean. The food was good - and plenty. Staff was attentive and efficient and I will come come back here some time. Good location near a high and beautiful sand dunes - but easily accessible without risk of getting stuck in the sand.
Cleanness of the rooms, facilities and specially restaurant. Comfort of the family room and hot water. In the evening atmosphere of the camp with seats around the fire. Simple but very good and tasty dinner and nice breakfast.
The breakfast was great. A lot of choice and excellent quality of the products
All around, the desert is covered by plastic bottles and bags. Every evening the 4X4 cars are climbing up the dunes for the tourists to see the sunset....A desaster...
We had the resort to ourselves and enjoyed all the nice facilities, such as the sitting area and the campfire. It was easy to reach and well sign-posted.
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