The Wahiba desert, also known as Wahiba sands, Ramlat al-Wahiba or Sharqiya sands, is a relatively small desert in northwest Oman, extending for 80km from east to west and 160km from north to south. The sand dunes are up to 100m high and are oriented from north to south. The desert was formed during the quaternary period as a result of winds blowing in the area. Since the Wahiba desert is relatively close to the ocean, it receives a lot of humidity so that in certain spots vegetation including trees grows. The desert is home to a rich fauna and flora. Several camps catering to tourists have been set up in the Wahiba desert. Typically these camps offer 1-3 days packages to tourists, which include the pickup by 4WD cars near Ibra, the Accommodation in tents, huts or other Accommodation and other activities.
01 Sand dunes 02 Sand dunes 03 Wahiba desert
04 Vegetation on sand dunes 05 Vegetation on sand dunes 06 Vegetation on sand dunes 07 Vegetation on sand dunes 08 Sand dunes
09 Sand dunes 10 Sand dunes
11 Sand dunes 12 Sand dunes
13 Sand dunes panoramic view 14 Sun and sand dunes 15 Sand dunes panoramic view
16 Wahiba desert 17 Sand dunes panoramic view 18 Sand dunes
19 Sand dunes 20 Sand dunes panoramic view at sunset 21 Vegetation on sand dunes
22 Sand dunes 23 Vegetation on sand dunes 24 Wahiba desert
25 Sand dunes panoramic view at sunset 26 Sand dunes panoramic view at sunset
01 Sand ripple patterns 02 Sand ripple patterns 03 Sand ripple patterns 04 Sand ripple patterns 05 Sand ripple patterns
06 Sand ripple patterns 07 Sand ripple patterns 08 Sand ripple patterns 09 Sand ripple patterns
10 Sand ripple patterns 11 Sand ripple patterns 12 Sand ripple patterns 13 Sand ripple patterns
14 Sand ripple patterns 15 Sand ripple patterns 16 Sand ripple patterns 17 Sand ripple patterns
18 Shoe prints in the sand 01 Desert camp
02 Desert camp 03 4wd cars on sand dunes 04 4wd cars on sand dunes
05 4wd cars on sand dunes 06 4wd cars on sand dunes 07 Tire tracks on sand dune 08 Girl running on sand dune
09 Small girl on sand dune 10 4wd car on sand dunes 11 4wd cars on sand dunes 12 4wd car on sand dunes
13 Tourists walking on sand dunes 14 Plants on sand dune 15 Desert sunset
16 Panorama view of desert at sunset
17 Panorama view of desert at sunset 18 Panorama view of desert at sunset
19 Wahiba desert sunset 20 Desert sand 21 Wahiba desert sunset 22 Musicians in Arabic dress
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