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Desert talks –part 1

 

On your trip to the Rub al Khali you will certainly encounter the black camel. Beside ‘brown-colored types there are ‘black’ colored too. The latter only to see when entering the desert. The reason is very clear:

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They are especially well-suited for riding. They have a heavier build and are capable of carrying 200 kilograms per day. So they were very suitable for the desert caravans in the past. They are really worth the expression: Ship of the desert…

 

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Colors of stones ….

Beside the sunny side of Dhofar, there are also the colors of the stones that are a pleasure for the eye.

The geode, spherical, hollow, inside beautifully crystallized….still for geologists a wonder how they were formed…

With the rays of the sun the stones of ‘Sumhuram, the archaeological site,’ a highlight to visit and a highlight during the ancient Frankincense trade, becomes radiant….

 

Stones as fire, ancient meeting place for the Bedouins, for tea and meat…

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Colors of Sand….

Touring through the eco-tones of Dhofar, in the south of Oman, you are invited to join…

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culture, incense, sand and sea

Four easy words describe what ‘Dhofar’ is all about.

Four ecological landscapes are involved…

Four pictures, four reasons to travel too…

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Quarter of emptiness

Longing for solitude, stillness, silence, Than is the Rub al Khali, the quarter of emptiness, your place …

Longing for solitude, stillness, silence…
Or longing for more adventure….Than the ‘Rub al Khali,’ the quarter of emptiness is your place…

Or longing for more adventure....then the Rub al Khali is your place....

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About the incense trail….

This documentary is still a special one, with information about the ‘grandeur of the Frankincense trail’ in the past. For thousand of years frankincense has been prized in ancient times and was valued more than gold. The first part of the documentary is in the south of Oman, in Dhofar, where the Boswellia Sacra or Frankincense tree is at home. For the filming Kate Humble could count on the experience of Arabian Sand Tours.

But…anyone who wants to follow the footsteps of the Frankincense trail in Dhofar, or who wants to organize a stay in the desert where the camel caravans went through…just send Arabian Sand Tours an email….

Frankincense trail

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Chill out desert …

The Rub al Khali in Dhofar changes three times from colors, the deeper you go…But having a real desert experience means….going back to our roots..NATURE…And than we mean with Arabian Sand Tours you go about thirty kilometer into the largest sandy  desert of the world…To find…peace, tranquility, silence, ….

The camp, set up on your request, lays among the golden dunes, referring to the color made by the sun, the sand and the blue sky, with hills of 300 metres high…to walk on, or just to discover the several sand types…and in the evening there is the campfire…and the night-sky full of wandering and falling stars… so perhaps, after your visit, many of your wishes can come true…

Photo credit René Baldinger, Panoramio ( Click thumbnail to enlarge the picture )

Photo credit René Baldinger, Panoramio
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Oliver Smith, The Omani Empty Quarter, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine

Oliver Smith, The Omani Empty Quarter, Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine

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Picturing wildlife….

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Beside incense, Dhofar is an ideal place for making marvellous pictures about exceptional flora and fauna. Splendid example of this wildlife is the exhibition of ‘Wonders of Wildlife in Dhofar,’ the first solo exposition of Haitham Ghalib al Shanfari in Bait al Zubair in Muscat. Through the whole year, but certainly after mid-September, after the south-west monsoon has turned the region in a green paradise. Dhofar is also considered as the birdwatching place in Oman. 30 species of birds are exclusively found there. 24 different birds call the magical desert, Rub al Khali their home…..You are looking for your own pictures and experience,  ARABIAN SAND TOURS awaits you …also with programs on demand.

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How guests experienced the Rub al Khali or Empty Quarter…….

December 2016

in-december-2016

december-2016

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Not to miss: the greenery of the mountains…..

When ‘Salalah Tourism Festival’ comes to an end, also the south-west monsoon comes slowly to an end.

……………But if you still want to see the greenery in the mountains and the abundance of water that this magical yearly natural phenomenon left behind, than it is now the time to book your flight to Salalah/Dhofar……….

From Arabian Sea Villas you can choose the trip you want….it’s just up to you….!

Capture salalah faestival 2016 come to an end

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