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In the middle of Sharqiya Sands of Oman’s Empty Quarter, Arabian Oryx Camp provides a Bedouin experience in the desert. It features a typical Arabic restaurant that serves a breakfast and dinner buffet. All Bedouin style tents at Arabian Oryx are fitted with tile floors. Each has split air conditioning, a fridge and a tea/coffee maker. A shower and free toiletries are provided in the private bathroom. Guests can enjoy the various traditional meals which are cooked daily and served by the campfire. Complimentary tea and coffee are served all day at Arab Oryx Camp. Sand skating and dune bashing are available by Arab Oryx. The hotel also arranges desert safaris with a private camp. Seeb International Airport is less than 124 miles from Arab Oryx Camp. An airport shuttle is available upon request.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Arabian Oryx Camp has been welcoming guests since Jul 9, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free, Asian, American

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Room Type
6 twin beds
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Shāhiq
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  • Mayank
    Dinner was good. More Veg options in Breakfast can be available.
  • Ana
    Very kind staff, the room was perfect, the dinner and breakfast were really tasty. Thank you for such amazing hospitality! 😊
  • Ahmed
    The location and variety of activities. Also the helpfulness of the staff and cleanliness of the rooms is exceptional. We also enjoyed the live music performances.
  • Shantha
    Breakfast and dinner was excellent. The spread covered the tastes of all guests. Rooms were good and comfortable.
  • Zul
    The location not far from the nearest town, room upgrade, friendly staff, mobile phone line are available and also the activities are fun and value for money.
  • Karen
    Excellent staff, very helpful, honest, ready to help and assist in everything! Impressed! The activities are excellent, the camp is very convenient, location amazing, the desert area is super! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  • Marla
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Lovely camp a 12km drive from Al Wasil. Staff was wonderful and took good care of us. Food was great and room was comfortable. Easily reached with a 2WD car, just need to deflate your tires. However, we did drive down the wrong path and got stuck,...
  • Mimi
    very friendly staff, delicious food, clean and neat accommodation with magnificent dunes view. the perfect escape and getaway from the hectic city life.
  • Renee
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff was very accommodating, food was plentiful and very tasty. Activities rated highly among my friends and me. We were given a free upgrade upon arrival. Overall great place to get the authentic experience. Make sure you bring cash for...
  • Natalia
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Comfortable, pleasant decor, good AC, good food. The dune bashing was fun. The staff was punctual about pickup and drop off.

Property questions and answers
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  • How far you have to drive on sand to hotel? Thank you

    Around 12 km
    Answered on 22 December 2020
  • HI I am planning to stay at your place in Nov 2022. I want to park my car at Al maha petrol station Al Wasil and take your 4 x 4 ride. Is it safe t..

    Yes, its a place for parking, a free parking area no need to pay.
    Answered on 14 October 2022
  • Do we need to have 4x4 vehicle to reach?

    Yes, you need to have a 4x4 Car To Reach The Camp. Thank You.
    Answered on 10 February 2021
  • Hi, there are 9 of us traveling and are staying in Muscat city centre, can you provide transport for us to the camp?

    Dear Guest. Thank you for contracting with us. Yes, we can organize the transfer service from Muscat to camp. Please advise me the arrival date.
    Answered on 8 November 2022
  • Hi. Do you meet amd guide us to camp? I will have 4wd. Thanks

    Yes, we do have a guide to reaching our camp OMR 10.00 Per guide one-way transfer from Main road camp.
    Answered on 23 June 2022
  • Hello, we will come in a Saloon Car. If we take transfer package, where can we park the car? Are there parking charges? Would the cars be safe?

    RO 35.00 Per 4wd jeep for Return transfer from Al Wasil to camp along with dune bashing and sun set watching . Meeting Point : Al Wasil Meeting Time :..
    Answered on 17 December 2021
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Host Info

Company review score: 8.8Based on 398 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

More than 15 years ago, Hamdan Al Hajri, owner of the Arabian Oryx Camp, set out to provide an authentic Bedouin experience for visitors to Oman. In his exact words: "I wanted to create a welcoming environment where I could share the beauty of the desert with my guests. And there is no better way to do that than sitting around a camp fire, listening to traditional music, sampling wonderful food and sharing stories among friends."

Property info

In the heart of the golden sands of Sharqiyah Desert nestled among stunning and ever changing patterns of dunes, Arabian Oryx Camp offering a luxurious Bedouin style accommodation that confines of the private Bathroom, a myriad of free high-end Toiletries are at the guests’ disposal. The sitting of the camp in the wilderness of the desert emphasize the beauty of the virgin golden sand dunes surrounding it. You will be welcome with warmth and kindness of Omani Hospitality. The delicious Arabic Cuisine splendor & attentive service along with live entertainment and Camp Fire under the roof of starry skies you will have ever charming experience once in a life time.

Neighborhood info

The camp is rightfully surrounded by sand dunes, so one does not need to go far to experience the beauty of the desert. However way you want to enjoy the desert, we leave the choice up to you. You may go on a guided tour with our experts to get a view of the most spectacular sunrise or sunset. If you wish to go on a long drive from the camp, we can do that too. We even leave the speed of your travel to your liking: a 4-wheel drive or a camel train, you choose. This way, you get to have full control of your authentic Bedouin experience.

Languages Spoken


Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Amenities of Arabian Oryx Camp
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Skiing
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Babysitting/Child services
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Lowered sink
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • English
  • Hindi

House rules

Arabian Oryx Camp takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


From 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Extra bed upon request
OMR 15 per child, per night
Crib upon request
2 - 10 years
Extra bed upon request
OMR 15 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Visa Cash Arabian Oryx Camp accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please check your visa requirements.

Please note that the guest has to pay cash only to the hotel upon arrival.

FAQs about Arabian Oryx Camp

  • Guests staying at Arabian Oryx Camp can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian
    • American

  • The prices at Arabian Oryx Camp may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Arabian Oryx Camp is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

  • Arabian Oryx Camp is 4.3 miles from the center of Shāhiq. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Arabian Oryx Camp offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Skiing
    • Evening entertainment
    • Entertainment staff
    • Bike tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours
    • Cooking class
    • Happy hour
    • Live music/Performance

  • Arabian Oryx Camp has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Yes, Arabian Oryx Camp is popular with guests booking family stays.