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Empty Quarter, Oman

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Empty Quarter is located in Oman. Work out when and for how long to visit Empty Quarter and other Nizwa attractions using our handy Nizwa road trip planning tool .
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  • 2 day tour of Salalah about Thumrait after Al Sashar (Sishr, UNESCO World Heritage site of UBAR), then 23 km to the North. Be a duckend beautiful.
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  • Sunset in the desert is an emotion that once in your life you must try. The sand looks like powdered sugar. And the dunes you catapult into another world. Magical is away. The climb is not really easy. Especially for people of a certain age. But I saw that curiosity has driven all (more or less young) to get to the top. Our guide explained that Allah created soils with water, air and fire. But not knowing what to put there ... He left blank. And hence the name. THE EMPTY QUARTER. very charming.
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  • The nearest entry is via Ibri towards Saudi border and tarmac ends there. Another 200odd kms will take you through the emptiness of Rub Al Khali which extends another 600kms further south until Thurai...  more »

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Where to stay in Nizwa

Nizwa has relatively few accommodations to offer its guests, drawn to the historical core of the former capital. The relative lack of tourist infrastructure may well be what's keeping the traditional feel of the city center alive. A couple of standard hotels can be found in the center, and a few more in the towns to the north and south along Highway 21. The capital, Muscat, lies about an hour and a half's drive to the north-east along a good quality highway. Most visitors simply visit Nizwa during a day trip from the capital.
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