Oman - Mintrib and Wahiba Sands (or Sharqiya Sands)
Mintrib is a good starting point to cross the Wahiba Sands Desert (also called Sharqiya Sands).
Here we found a bedoin who charged us 35 OR (105$) to drive us across the desert using our own 4x4.
Make sure to buy some food and lower the tire pressure before driving in the Sands.
We hear it was a good price for the service.
We left Mintrib at 10:30AM and arrived on the sea on the other side of the desert at 2 PM.
We learned the expression "TAMASAKU!" which means "HANG ON!" when the bedouin was giving us emotions driving from dune to dune at high speed.
It was a great experience !
On the other side of the desert, we meet a shark seller and a family living there by the sea.
This is the Arabian Sea, a part of the Indian Ocean.
We had lunch with them, mostly rice, dates and tea.
We drive a little farther for more cosiness and place our tent there for the night.
Ras al Hadd
Wadi Bani Khalid
Prices and budget
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