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Sands Dream Desert Camp

Al Wasil, Bidyah, Bidiyah 421 Oman
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#6 of 12 Speciality lodging in Bidiyah
The idea of heading deep into the desert to camp under the stars has been given the ultimate upgrade in Oman. As a compliment, Candles and oil lamps will create the perfect romantic "Arabian Desert Nights" gourmet dinner under the star, allows you the experience of an authentic traveling desert caravan where the day's explorations and nights under the stars don't get any better than the Sands Dream desert camp, here you can do many desert activities like Camel riding, desert safari, sand boarding , horse riding ,Visiting Bedune House to explore the Real bedune Life style.
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Al Wasil, Bidyah, Bidiyah 421 Oman
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cascado07 wrote a review Dec 2019
Belfast, United Kingdom22 contributions13 helpful votes
We chose Sands Dream Camp for our stay in Wahiba Sands as it seemed the best value and location for what we wanted. We opted for a return transfer which meant we parked our car at Al Wasil (Al Maha petrol station) and liaised with the camp via Whatsapp for pick up and drop off. The cost was 30 RO (note: this is per car). The drive to camp took 20-25 minutes from the petrol station and included dune bashing and a drive to the top of a dune for sunset at 4:30pm. We loved this and would highly recommend it! It could also potentially save you from getting lost/stuck in the sand if you drive yourself to camp. Plus, dune bashing and sunset drive alone costs 25RO so including a return transfer for an extra 5RO seemed worth it. We arrived in camp and were welcomed with dates, tea, coffee and water. Our bags were taken from the car to our tent by one of the staff. The two staff members in camp were very really helpful and friendly. The tent itself was quite basic with two beds, two chairs and a small table. The bathroom was external; there was a toilet, a sink and an open shower (no hot water). Towels were provided. Neither of us had a full shower as we left it until too late in the day when it got a little colder, and a cold shower was not appealing. For one night, it was fine (taking a shower earlier on in the day when it’s hot may be a better strategy). All in all, if you’re expecting luxury accommodation, you will be disappointed. But you’re in the middle of a desert, there’s no harm in roughing it up a little and enjoying the experience! Food was half board (dinner and breakfast) and it was great! Dinner included rice, meat curry, kebabs, bbq chicken, okra, humous, tabouleh, salad, naan and dessert included fruit, custard and baklava. Breakfast included french toast, mixed fruit pieces, boiled eggs, muffins and croissants. We were also offered omelettes which would’ve been freshly cooked. You won’t go hungry! Tea, coffee, water and dates are provided 24/7. Activities can be booked at the camp. So at camp dinner, we booked 30 mins quad biking for the next morning (cost 12 RO per person). Again, highly recommended - it was so much fun! Extra info: All payments were in cash. Electricity was available 24/7 and included lights in tent and bathroom, and plug sockets. You will have to arrange transfer beforehand but any activities you’d like to book can be done when you arrive at camp. Tips: - Take flip flops. It may be annoying if you’re constantly getting sand in closed shoes. - Nights can get quite cool (depending on the time of year you visit - we visited in December where it got to about 16°C) so take something warm to wear. - A torch may come in handy for when it gets dark. We had a head torch. - Try and arrange accommodation directly with the camp (you can use WhatsApp or email) as this will likely give you the best price. For example, we booked via hotels.com and paid 70RO. If we booked directly with the camp we were being quoted 45RO. Quite a difference; this is my personal experience and may differ for you. I hope you’ve found this review helpful! Enjoy.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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_dianelen wrote a review Apr 2019
Wakefield, Canada92 contributions30 helpful votes
Very eclectic clientele made our stay even nicer and more interesting in this simple but inviting camp. They provide unlimited drinks and food was tasty and plentiful, even enjoyed dune bashing. Staff were very attentive to all of our wants and needs.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All tents are the same and basic but all have a personal toilet/outdoor tent.
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ZinamonKveen wrote a review Mar 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka702 contributions1 366 helpful votes
Unlike the other camps in the vicinity, this one had tents setup for accommodation rather than the more modern types we saw in the others. It was clean and comfortable. There weren't many other guests so night-time was quiet. Falling asleep listening to the wind and moving is quite an experience. Each tent had an outhouse-type tent with a relatively clean toilet and shower. There was running water and electricity so all in all pretty comfortable. Breakfast was an informal buffet of sorts. Food was good.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
littlekimms wrote a review Jan 2019
bucuresti147 contributions93 helpful votes
The camp is just a camp, no story, no experience: food is brought from Arabian Orix Camp, there qre 3 indian people hard workings there and some omani people driving to rhe sands dune. The tents are very unisolated: there were only 12 degrees in the tent and nobody told us it will be that cold inside. We were traveling with a baby and if we knew that, we would not have chosen to go there. I would choose a different camp: either a place that has buildings or a real traditional place. We only had 10 minutes of dark to see the stars as there were lights from the tents and the dining area all the night (and we chose that camp instead of others because we wanted to do some stargazing. The bathroom was dirty, but we expected that. There was no water for an hour which was not nice. No interaction, one very small fire, no stories, nothing, nothing for inteaction. And no real thing either. All in all, dissapointing.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Elisa T wrote a review Apr 2018
20 contributions1 helpful vote
The Camp is just perfect and authentic. You have only few tents, very well kept, with each one a private tent-washroom, a fantastic common tent for breakfast (continental breakfast is simply excellent) and dinner (try the typical bread, the best ever tried in Oman). This camp is very different from most of the camps that are too big and just hotels in the desert. This is authentic, quite and the personnel is amazing. Beside being very nice and professional, they even helped us in arranging our reservations which we mistakenly messed up without charging any fee. I recommend it to those who wants a great experience in the desert.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sands Dream Tourism Camp
OmanAsh-Sharqiyah GovernorateBidiyah
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sands Dream Desert Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Sands Dream Desert Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sands Dream Desert Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sands Dream Desert Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sands Dream Desert Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sands Dream Desert Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.