Desert Safari Sunset Empty Quarter 'Rub Al Khali' from Salalah

Salalah, Oman
Half Day Salalah Desert Tour

From $140.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a sunset trip through the Empty Quarter desert and other places nearby. Ride on a safari through the longest desert in the world under the sunset. Take some breaks to walk in the dunes and take amazing sunset photos. Check out the Lost City of Ubar, the City of The Pillars or Atlantis of The Sands. Visit the old sites where frankincense was traded as gold and silver.
  • Drive through the Al Qara mountains for amazing views of Salalah city
  • Travel through Empty Quarter Desert
  • Walk in the desert and try dune bashing
  • Watch the setting sun from the desert

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle: 4x4 Car up to 6 adults
  • Dinner
  • Entrance to Wadi Dawkah Frankincense Park
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to ubar Archaeological site

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Free Pick and Drop from all Hotels / Apartments / Villas in Salalah city (including Hawana Salalah), Salalah Cruise Port and Salalah Airport. In case of pick up from hotels in Mirbat and Hinu Bay (Alila Hinu Bay, Wyndham Gardens Salalah Mirbat, Jabal Samhan Sama Resort), additional pick up charges are applicable (OMR 10).

What To Expect

Dhofar Governorate (Pass By)

Wadi Dawkah

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Thumrait (Pass By)

The Lost City of Wubar

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Empty Quarter

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The travel time from Salalah to Empty Quarter / Rub Al Khali Desert is 2 hours each way.
  • There will be no cell phone coverage on the desert, avoid to travel if you are sick.
  • There can be dust storms. Please keep hat, and scarf for both man and woman.
  • This is a private tour daily and if you need a group tour, that is available once a week.
  • Bring hat and scarf, as due to sand dunes, sometimes you get a lot of sand in the wind.
  • Guide availability in some European languages, such as German, Italian, French, and Polish, are limited in numbers and might not be available for your tour date. In such situations, an English-speaking guide with an Omani license will be arranged for your tour.
  • Kids below 6 years
  • Any other medical condition, which can get bad with desert dunes bashing and long drive
  • There will be no cell phone coverage on the desert, avoid to travel if you are sick
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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34 reviews
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Great way to enjoy the Empty Quarter and the Sun set.
K_P, Feb 2024
Great way of hanging out in the Empty Quarter to enjoy the dunes and the sunset in the evening Muhammad Ali was a good guide to work with. On this trip though one of the woman (from Mxo) was the most selfish and inconsiderate traveler I ever encountered in my travels. Rather shocking.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience hanging out in the Empty Quarter and enjoying the dunes and sunset. We're glad you had a great time overall. We're sorry to hear about the unpleasant encounter with another traveler during your trip. We strive to provide enjoyable and respectful experiences for all our guests, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by this individual's behavior. We appreciate your recognition of Muhammad Ali as a good guide. Your comments help us maintain the high standards we set for our team. Thank you for choosing Beautiful Salalah Tours, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future. Best regards, Hussain Beautiful Salalah Tours - Most loved tour company in Salalah
Unsere Safaritour mit Mohammed
Jrg_S, Jan 2024
Die Safaritour mit Mohammed Ali war ein sehr schönes Erlebnis. Wir haben sehr viel gesehen und Mohammed hat uns Land und Menschen nahegebracht. Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Tag und sind Mohammed sehr dankbar dafür.
Super Service, von der...
DanielaMaria_M, Jan 2024
Super Service, von der Buchung über das pick up, fie gesamte Fahrt - Eine gute Kombi auf dem Weg in die Wüste einige interessante stops ein zu bauen. Jederzeit zu empfehlen. Danke nochmals - wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

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