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

December 2016

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Objects full of beauty

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During your experience of the real meaning of the Rub al Khali, you will certainly look and find ‘geodes,’ rocks that are not only geological wonders, they still are of some scientific interest to geologists. Normally, geodes are small hollow rocks lined with crystals. They are common in active volcanic areas of the world. The ‘Dhofar geodes’ differ from these. These geodes are found as hard round balls of rock lying loose in stony desert areas and somewhat surprisingly around the strand lines of dry lakes. Many of the geodes are hollow with thin airtight hard silica shells (quartz). When broken open they have interiors lined with elegantly shaped quartz crystals. 

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Why we were chosen….Top choice Lonely Planet in Salalah

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

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

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Top choice in Lonely Planet

For help with more-adventurous Empty Quarter expeditions, contact the desert specialist Mussallem Hassan who runs an experienced agency called Arabian Sand Tours. Born in the sands……

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In incense land…

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Camels, ships of the desert….???

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You have no idea where camels really come from…listen carefully and enjoy… ( click thumbnail to enlarge )

 

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Read the full article….In Search of Empty Quarter….

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Arabiansandtoursservices mentored BBC documentary 2014 ( click thumbnail to read the full article )

 

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