Empty Quarter Desert

Tour Theme:
Culture and adventure
Up to 8 Hours
Activity Level:
Suitable for:
All Family Members
Runs On:
Tour Guide:
English, Arabic
Tour Pickup:
Day Tour departure at 09:00 Sun Set tour departure at 14:00
OMR 60
OMR 40
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Tour Details

The city of Thumrait 

Thumrait is a small town in southern Oman on the main road between Dhofar and the rest of Oman. 

In ancient times Thumrait was an important link between the south and north in the Arabian Peninsula. 

The main professions of the people of Thumrait are camels and livestock breeding, weaving, paddock grazing and tanning. 


Duka Valley 

(The old Frankincense town)   

The most beautiful scent of the ancient world 

THESE trees are thousands of years old before oil was discovered, frankincense was the main source of wealth for Oman. Two thousand years ago, frankincense was of equal value to gold, the trees, up to 7ft tall InOman, the smell of frankincense is something more spiritual.


The lost city of Ubar "UNESCO World Heritage Site" 

 «the Atlantis of the Sands»  

According to myth, the desert swallowed up Ubar. Quite literally, it sank without trace -becoming the fabled «Atlantis of the Sands. In 1992, guided by ancient maps and satellite surveys, archaeologists and explorers have discovered remains of the city deep in the sands. Led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes 



(Al Rub’ Al Khali) 

is the largest  sanddesert in the world, it is a larg area of sand dunes and the simple Bedouin life  and  black camels farms with millions of stars It  has been featured in several international films, such as: Star Wars, The Force Awakens, The Matrix, The Panther and many others. 

It is believed that the lake beds were originally shallow lakes formed by monsoon rains thousands of years ago, and only lasted for a few years. 

You will enjoy listening to old stories about, its culture and the desert. 

Tour Include

  • Guiding fees
  • transportation from and to hotel
  • Entrance fees soft Drinks.
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Tour Exclude

  • Tipping/Gratitude
  • In case guest wanted to have a (Russia, Italy, French, or German) speaking guide an additional fees will be added to the tour cost (20 OMR ).

Terms & Conditions

  • Please do not forget to take your sunglass, wear your suntan lotion, and comfortable walking shoes.

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