Exploring the Rub al Khali in northern Oman

we climbed to look out over the UAE from the Rub al Khali in Oman

After a long drive we managed to make it to the Rub al Khali border with the UAE in time for sun-set. Not as dramatic as southern Oman’s Rub Al Khali nor with the interest of the Wahiba Sands but this section still has the power to make a human feel insignificant.

Sunset in the Rub Al Khali
Sunset in the Rub Al Khali

It was from this dune that I heard the ‘singing of the sands’ – wonderful.

Shadows on the Slope
Shadows on the Slope

When camping in the Wahiba a few days ago the sunset wind was strong , here fortunately is was little more than a gentle breeze.

 

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4