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Waasmunster, Belgium
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We were alone in the camp (end of season). There was no friendly welcome. Food was just reasonable. Not clean; I was happy to have my sleeping bag with me. Old buildings. Only a fan in the rooms. One of our rooms had a bad smell. Weak internet. Not far from the tarred road. One plus: int the morning a...

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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Even though our guest always seem to enjoy themselves, the camp has certainly not improved since I visited the first time. Dinner was quite tasty but breakfast was just about a matter of slapping some bread on the table with boiled eggs. Not much effort and enthusiasm goes into maintaining and cleaning. (Bathrooms in particular). They used to offer live...

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

We visited the desert camp as part of the South african Group in Oman (SAGO) for the annual christmas getaway. This is a camp site that offers dinner bed and breakfast. Nothing special except the views and desert. What I like about the place is that there are beds inside the huts (tents) and outside allowing you to watch the...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Good camp with lovely views and food. Room decent size and bathroom next door. Plus good value option. Main message from me is that you don't need a 4x4 to reach the camp as just off the tarred road. More camps are further into the sands if you want to head in further otherwise this is a good closer option.

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 19 April 2015

This place is easy to find and to reach, even if you only have 2WD and no GPS. The camp is not pretty in the day light, but very charming and feels 100% authentic. It is placed right on the edge of the sand dunes and you can easily walk up the dunes from here and feel the awe of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

rustic accomodation and food, friendly staff, but what is special about this place is waking up in the morning and walking out to see the huge sand-dunes of the area bearing down upon you, the sunlight playing across the orange mountains of sandright on your doorstep!

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George Town, Grand Cayman
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Al Areesh desert camp is a beautiful camp set in the middle of the Wahiba Sands and very easy to find from Muscat. The camp itself is simple, but has all the amenities you will need, delicious food, hot showers warm comfy rooms and a lovely outdoor communal seating area. The guides are very welcoming and very amenable. When we...

1Thank simplelife1234
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We arrived at Al Areesh, an architectural blot on the landscape, to be ungreeted by a group of quite amazingly surly and unhelpful staff. After a survey of several of the rooms, we realised there was nothing to choose between them - all very basic and uncomfortable, with wiring just waiting to fry you. Eventually the manager appeared, who was...

1Thank Bagofferrets
Blanchardstown, Ireland
Reviewed 30 November 2014

The camp is much closer to the main road than we thought so very easy to access in a 2WD. You park at the gate and you are brought up to the camp by the 4WD (1min drive). We stayed in a hut (en-suite) which was very cool. The dinner and breakfast were basic but served in a nice communal...

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Hofheim am Taunus, Germany
Reviewed 24 November 2014

On our tour of Oman we wanted to stay one night in the sands. Two factors contributed to our choice of Al Areesh: (1) This is at the edge of the sands and an asphalted road passes by. Reachable without 4WD - just park your car at the gate and walk uphill through the sand for 100m. (2) Price. Al...

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Additional Information about Al Areesh Desert Camp

Address: Wahiba Sands, Al Qabil 322, Oman
Region: Oman > Al Buraimi Governorate > Al Qabil
Number of rooms: 53
Also Known As:
Al Areesh Desert Camp Oman/Al Qabil
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“Sleep outside when not hot! The night gaze is wonderful!”
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 of 5 bubbles elisalem, 29 Feb 2012 | Read review
“They seem to allocate the rooms closer to the main facilities on a fist come first served basis.”
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