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BIDIYA, AL SHARQIYAH, 421 Shāhiq, Oman – Show map
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Arabian Oryx Camp's staff speaks: English, Arabic
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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
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
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.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Based on 59 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 177 reviews Good
This Bedouin-themed camp lies in the middle of the eastern desert, 200 km from Muscat. It offers an open air buffet restaurant along with activities such as sand surfing, volleyball and table tennis.
Score from 37 reviews Review score
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 136 reviews Wonderful
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 49 reviews Very good
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.
The activities offered were great fun, we went sand boarding and a bit of dune bashing. Teenage boys loved it, as did mum!
The food was a bit nondescript, and as i veggie I ended up with rice, salad and bread for dinner.
Location is superb. Bangladesh staff very friendly and helpfull.
Breakfast very basic. Bathroom flooded when taking shower. Electricity in bathroom dangerous, not properly installed, showerhead too close to socket. Ordered camelride had to be postponed. Omani driver far too late.
Location superb. Staff helpfull and friendly.
Both dinner and breakfast could have been much better. There is room for improval.
The warm reception at front desk.the check in was quick. The family room was spacious. Could easily accommodate six members. The majlis or common sitting room built in traditional Omani style was good. The sand dunes bashing was an excellent treat and breathtaking. The sunset was heavenly from atop the dunes. The climate was good. Good food.
The exhaust in bathrooms were not working. It would be nice to have had a telephone to call the front desk. There were too many flies in the restaurant. A broom to wipe away the dust in the room would have been welcome.
The information which are in the website not correct , the rooms type are not correct
Very well run by the camp manager (Arshad) with good food. Coped very well with a large group of Italians while we were there who were less than respectful of local culture.
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