Sunset Tour of Empty Quarter Desert & Lost City of Ubar from Salalah Private 4x4
This sunset trip is one of the best trips in the world. In the southern part of Oman, on a single day, you will be seeing the largest desert of the World "Empty Quarter" that spreads across many countries of the Middle East. What else could be better than a walk on the desert and seeing the setting sun.
You will see the historical site of Ubar at the town of Shisr, known as The Lost City or Ubar or Atlantis of the Sand or the city of the pillars. This city was used for the trade of Frankincense, which was once traded as Gold and Silver.
You will also see the 5 square kilometer spread plantation of Frankincense tree on the natural reserve at Wadi Dawkah. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the frankincense trade.
The drive will be in 4x4 vehicle through Al Qara Mountains with amazing views of Salalah city. Dinner will be served before dropping off.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Wadi Dawkah, Oman
Wadi Dawkah is on the northern Side of Salalah and is a UNESCO Heritage site. Here there's a large natural garden of Frankincense Trees, which are the source of Dhofari Frankincense. There are more than 1200 Frankincense Trees in the wadi.
Sign board is placed at the main entrance of the park and explain how the tapping of sap is carried out. Each tree yields three to four kilograms of luban (frankincense) each season.
Dhofari Frankincense are the best in the world.
Duration: 45 minutesPass By:
thumrait commercial market, Thumrait, Oman
Will Pass through the town of Thumrait, which was famous as a Bedouin settlement. This town is on the northern side of Salalah City and is one of the wilayat of Dhofar.Stop At:
The Lost City of Ubar, Governorate, Ubar, Oman
The Lost City of Ubar is a UNESCO World heritage site.
The ruins of Ubar have been found in the villageknown as Shisr in Dhofar Governorate in Sultanate of Oman, around 3 hours’ drive from Salalah and approximately 55 kms from the main road of Thumrait. When it was discovered back in the early 1990’s, it has been named as one of the greatest discoveries at that time.
Archaeological excavations suggest this site was involved in the incense trade in the past, most probably for the inland trade.
Ubar disappeared into the desert sands. It’s even been dubbed the “Atlantis of the Sands.”
This legendary ancient kingdom, known as Ubar, was said to have existed in one of the most inhospitable places on earth
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Empty Quarter, Oman
The Empty Quarter (known as Rub al Khali in Arabic) in Dhofar Region of Oman is the main destination of the tour, which is one of the best places in the world to experience desert.
You will be taken to the Empty Quarter to experience the biggest sand desert in the World. Here there will be driving and rambling / trekking on fascinating sand dunes.
Sunset will be seen on the desert sand.
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Kids below 6 years"
"Any other medical condition, which can get bad with desert dunes bashing and long drive"
"There will be no cell phone coverage on the desert, avoid to travel if sick"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick and Drop from all Hotels in Salalah city, Salalah Cruise Port and Salalah AirportAirports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Salalah Airport, Salalah Oman
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.