Meeting Bedouin people in Wahiba Sands of Oman
Wahiba Sands is a region of desert in Oman, located in between Muscat and Sur. As a desert enthusiast, I was quite excited to see Wahiba Sands in Oman in Focus Photography Tour itinerary. There are several desert camps that welcome visitors with simple but comfortable setting. Driving on the sand dunes with 4WD is always thrilling. It reminded me of the four-day driving/camping trip I did in Namibia last year.
It is also one of the rare places you can meet Bedouin tribe. They live near the desert camps in Wahiba Sands, living by their traditional lifestyle and preserving the culture. It was the only time we were openly allowed to take photos of the Bedouin women in Oman. The Omani women’s face mask is quite fascinating. I’ve never seen anything like this before. After exploring the sand dunes over the sunset, we had a pleasure to enjoy the traditional song and dance of Bedouin people.
Wish I had more time to explore the different parts of the deserts, but we saved the mystery for our next adventure.
16 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Wahiba Sands and Bedouins of Oman”
I wish I had managed to make it over the border to Oman when I was recently in Abu Dhabi. I was lucky to go on a camel trek with Bedouins which was incredible 🙂
Amazing photos. Thanks
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been on my travel wishlist for years. Your photos are an insporation
Wow! These photos are breathtaking. Reminds me a lot of the Sahara.
What great shots! I’d love to do a tour like this!!
So amazing! The desert is the one landscape that has escaped me so far.
Wow, your photos continue to blow me away everytime I see them.
You always manage to capture such beautiful moments in your photos.
Great photos Juno! I had never really considered going out to visit a real desert like that at all. After seeing posts like these though, I am definitely reconsidering. Looks like the desert can be a really fascinating place! Thanks for the post.
I find deserts to be such colorful places. Great photos Juno 🙂
Killer photography skills Juno, well done! I love the Bedouin people, they are so nice, I was fortunate after living in Egypt in the South Sinai to meet and become friends with a lot of them.
So cool that you went to Oman!! And Amazing photos! Let me know if you ever make it out to Korea 🙂
I love the desert. Interesting how some Bedouin traditions are the same across to other places. I have seen some similar designs in places like Morocco, especially where the women had ink on their chin to signify their culture.
Wow, your photos are amazing! The last one is my favorite one, it looks like you’re lost in the desert 🙂
Hi , thank you for uploading beautiful natures that I like . you have really good chance to go for a walk on wahiba desert in Oman .
have a nice weekend !
I had a great time in the Wahiba deserts too 🙂
Great pictures, cudn’t get such a beautiful shot of the Bedouin Women
Wahiba Sands was a wonderful place! Such an interesting area. Would love to spend more time with the Bedouin people.