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Wahiba Sands

Wahiba Sands

All travellers to Oman, whether young or old, are strongly encouraged to make an excursion to the desert region known as the Wahiba (or Sharqiya) Sands, a surprisingly fauna and flora-rich area of 4,800 square miles (12,500 square kilometres) near the country's northeastern coastline. In addition to the area's interesting natural bounty - which includes thousands of invertebrate species, birds and 150 species of native flora - the Wahiba (or Sharqiya) Sands is also home to a Bedouin population that is becoming increasingly (and regrettably) marginalised as the modern world exerts its influence over Oman. The nomadic Bedouins are a colourful, friendly people, and visitors to the Wahiba Sands will love the casual and spontaneous manner in which they are able to interact with them. Visitors are able to explore the region by themselves, but should not go in the height of summer (April to October), and will require a 4X4 vehicle to navigate the dunes. However, since it's no fun getting

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