Located on the eastern edge of the Rub Al Khali desert, Umm Al Samim is a stretch of saltmarsh that has been seen by few. The solid-looking crust can be deceiving, underneath lays quicksand, so visitors are best off travelling with a guide.
Close to Filim, the Sugar Dunes of Al Khaluf truly live up to their name, with a vast expanse of white sand dunes stretching all the way to the coast. A 4×4 is required to explore this area, and it is recommended to use the services of a guide.
Since the global extinction of the species in the wild in 1972, the Arabian Oryx has been reintroduced within a specially designated area in Oman’s Al Wusta region. The Al Wusta Wildlife Reserve is currently the only wild breeding site for the species in Arabia.
Al Shu’ir Beach is just a short drive from Ad Duqm and, like all beaches in the area, has soft, white sands and an everlasting breeze. Fishermen houses are scattered around, indicating that this area too is great for fishing.
Located about 550km from Muscat, visiting this geographical marvel feels like stepping onto another planet. Limestone and sandstone rock formations eroded by wind and weather cover a large area. Look closely and you might even spot embedded fossils.
Situated about an hour’s drive from Ad Duqm, the contrast between white, soft sand and black volcanic rock formations make Ras Madrakah a favourite with camping and shore fishing enthusiasts.
Found in the central part of Al Wusta, the pink lagoons of Al Kahil and Al Jazir derive their name from the colour the lagoons take on when algae change the appearance of the water and turn the surrounding sand bright pink.
Located 500km south of Muscat, Barr Al Hikmann is a great location for bird watching, as this is where many species rest on their migration. The waters just off the peninsula are home to abundant sea life and coral reefs, making it a prime spot for fishing and diving.
Al Wusta, Duqm
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm is a 4 star located midway between the cities of Muscat and Salalah. It is an ideal accommodation choice when travelling in Oman.
The 73 contemporary chalets and apartments including 50 one-bedroom chalets, 9 two-bedroom villas, 13 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom apartments are spread over a large area providing a feeling of space and privacy. The design and the character of all accommodation units and the public areas are inimitably Park Inn by Radisson, designed for today’s new generation traveller.
It features onsite restaurants and pool bar, 24 hours room service, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, laundry service, concierge service, business centre services, children’s area, spa, tennis court, gym, outdoor pool and 2 modern, versatile meeting rooms for a variety of social and business events.The hotel location provides guests with easy access to a variety of nearby attractions. The hotel is a certified Safehotels and Green Key property.