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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Decent Food. Very friendly owner and team. Good enough facilities for the desert stay. Bon fire, black tea, nice breeze and the stars! Tiring hike up the highest sand dune point, but totally worth it. Lot of scenic pictures can be taken. A bigger bed and mosquito net would be a useful step taken by the owner

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice Camp? We were very good welcomed. Dinner and Breakfast were Ok. Be careful there are mosquitos and the mosquito net we had for our double bed was not large enough to cover the bed. the 30 mn Camel ride was great. people are all very nice. You can avoid paying for the sand boarding, it is it worth doing...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 December 2016

For those are a bit adventurous this place has it all. We gathered at a designated Gas Station at Bidiyah with the rest of the group which consisted Indians, Arabs and Europeans. There were about 10 families in all. From the Highway we turned to the left and went past the Al Waseel Castle into the sands and drove for...

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Nizwa
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Traditional tent, high quality food, well organized setup day and night service, and fantastic night moon view with clean sky fresh air, a way from every thing else. Local food or continental Local dance can be as option Sand 4x4 tour I did have a lot of fun

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stayed for a night at the Desert Retreat camp in November during a long weekend. It was a trip with 5 families including toddlers and elders, and everyone was very comfortable. From the meeting point at Bidiyah, the camp is about a 20 min drive into the desert, through a flat dirt track through a valley. So a decent...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend to stay at least 2 nights to have more time to explore the dunes and get the full experience. Since many guests stay only 1 night the camp is empty between 10am and 3.30pm when the new guests arrive so we read / relaxed in the restaurant tent and went for...

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Sydney
Reviewed 31 July 2016

WE picked the right place to stay. It was rustic, raw, and right near a great big sand dune that you could walk up whenever you felt like it. Desert Retreat Camp was the way to go. We had so much fun. Camel riding, sharing tea, great dinner, lovely company from other guests, the owner was fascinating. This was a...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

enjoyed the trip to the desert retreat camp very much. great and personally concerned local owner, only 12 tents so never too crowded. he was soooo happy when i came back to him 2 weeks later with only my daughter (we liked the place that much) it was really like meeting old friends. climb the big dune, take anough water...

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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We visited this place in October 2013 with friends (see my review dated November 2013) and we where very pleased. My only misgiving was that there could be some more Omani touch in the form of after dinner dates, coffee and halva. This had all been corrected, to the pleasure of our party. The camp standard remains basic, but that...

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Reviewed 31 January 2016

beautiful and a bit rustic enjoyed it tremendously The sunset was spectular and doom blasting was a laugh The food was fantastic and the staff were terrefic. i would recommend it and cant wait to return

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Address: Al Wasil | 196, Ghuwayfat al Habb 421, Oman
Region: Oman > Ghuwayfat al Habb
Price Range: $142 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Desert Retreat Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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  • The Wash Room open to the sky
  • Cot with a net to prevent insects
  • Water to drink
  • One of the dune at Sunrise
  • The writer in front of the tent
  • Our tents at Sunset
  • Trekkers going up the dune
 of 5 bubbles 888brs, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Be prepared to stay in a genuine tent in the desert. No luxuries. Great comfort and a great time with the host.”
 of 5 bubbles PAD3, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms far from the bonfire area are probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles L-LITTORINA, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Never go there to get good vibes!!”
 of 5 bubbles 811fredericn, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all the tents are identical & well spaced out - no need to seek a preference”
  • inside tent - beds
  • Hamed at Sunset Above the Camp
 of 5 bubbles Belleraphon, 15 Dec 2014 | Read review
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