Arabian Oryx Camp
Arabian Oryx Camp
Arabian Oryx Camp
Arabian Oryx Camp
Arabian Oryx Camp
Arabian Oryx Camp
Arabian Oryx Camp

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8.4

Excellent

491 reviews

491 reviews

Food & Dining6
Housekeeping6
Breakfast3
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Muscat International Airport 141.7 km
Qarn Alam Airport 205.9 km
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Arabian Oryx Camp

Bidiyah, A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba), Oman - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Bidiyah part of A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Breakfast [free]

Currency exchange

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Kids club

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center220 KM
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Arabian Oryx Camp

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Deluxe
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Standard Tent
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds...
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Standard Accessible
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 118 m²/1270 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 6 single beds
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Family Tent
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  • Room size: 118 m²/1270 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 6 queen beds
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Premium Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 102 m²/1098 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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DOUBLE OR SINGLE TENT
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    Double Room
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Arabian Oryx Camp?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The tent offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Arabian Oryx Camp?

      Arabian Oryx Camp is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 90 OMR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the tent know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Arabian Oryx Camp also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the tent. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Arabian Oryx Camp has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the tent. If you're looking for an easy way to get around A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba) with private transportation, the tent can arrange both taxis or car rental.

      Is breakfast offered at Arabian Oryx Camp?

      Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Arabian Oryx Camp.

      What are my dining options at Arabian Oryx Camp?

      Arabian Oryx Camp features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

      What is the smoking policy at Arabian Oryx Camp?

      Arabian Oryx Camp does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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      What people love about Arabian Oryx Camp

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "Very nice rooms."

        Edoardo

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        April 3, 2022

      • 8.8

        Excellent

        "As before we enjoyed our stay here."

        ann

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        March 4, 2022

      • 8

        Very good

        "Everything was good."

        Sanjay

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        December 28, 2021

      Overall rating:

      8.4

      Excellent
      491 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.5
      Facilities
      8.4
      Location
      9.1
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      What travelers say they love:
      Location is very very nice.
      Dharmeshkumar from Oman
      Family with young children
      More about Arabian Oryx Camp

      More about Arabian Oryx Camp

      Arabian Oryx Camp

      Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the tent's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the tent's easy to book transportation services. The tent provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba).
      Parking is available and free, provided by the tent for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful tent, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the tent's ticket service and tours. The tent even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights.
      The tent's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The tent is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
      Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The tent provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Arabian Oryx Camp include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The tent also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
      Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the tent provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Arabian Oryx Camp begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the tent. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're picky about eating, don't worry! Arabian Oryx Camp has a selection of cuisine types including halal options.
      Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the tent's bar. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
      Tent's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Ski every day of your trip with an easy access to on-site ski slopes and ski equipment rentals. Have some easy fun and maybe meet others while playing recreation activities such as horse riding. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the tent.
      Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


      Reasons to stay here

      Past guests rate facilities here higher than 95% of the city's accommodation.
      This tent's food and dining score higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
      This tent scores higher than 93% of accommodations in the city for its location.

      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.4

      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining

      8 mentions

      Breakfast

      5 mentions

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Taxi

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Arabic
      • Hindi

      Outdoor

      • Bicycles

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden
      • Hiking
      • Horseback riding
      • On-site entertainment
      • Outdoor recreational features
      • Skiing
      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Body thermometer
      • Breakfast in room
      • Breakfast takeaway service
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Individually-wrapped food options
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Alternative meal arrangement
      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Breakfast [free]
      • Coffee shop
      • Happy hour
      • Restaurant [halal]
      • Restaurants
      • Room service [24-hour]

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Currency exchange
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Dry cleaning
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Fireplace
      • Food delivery
      • Heating in public area
      • Invoice provided
      • Ironing service
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Meeting/banquet facilities
      • Postal service
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      For the kids

      • Babysitting service
      • Family room
      • Kids club
      • Kids meal
      • Playground

      Access

      • CCTV in common areas
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Safety/security feature
      • Security [24-hour]
      • Smoke alarms

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Bicycle parking
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Rental car
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service
      • Valet parking

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental
      • Ski equipment rentals

      Available in all rooms

      • Fan
      • Free bottled water
      • Seating area
      • Towels
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • Asian
      • Continental
      • Halal
      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free
      • Buffet
      Restaurants on site

      Restaurant

      • Menu: Buffet
      Location
      PO Box 333, Al Wasil - Bidiya, Bidiyah, A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba), Oman, 421
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.1

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      Minimum age of guests is: 4 year(s).

      Infant 4-4 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib available upon request
      Children 5-6 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • For check-in, guests are required to meet by 3:00 PM at the Petrol Station in Al Wasil.

        For guests arriving by standard sedan vehicle, Arabian Oryx Camp will provide 4WD return transfer to the camp site at a charge of OMR 30 per vehicle. This will include dunes tour and sunset watching after checking in at the camp.

        For guests arriving with their own 4WD vehicle, Arabian Oryx Camp will provide directions to the camp site.
      • The property does not accept credit cards. All charges must be settled by cash.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:30

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee90 OMR
      • Distance from city center220 KM

      The property

      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 60
      • Room voltage240
      • Year property opened2007
      • Most recent renovation2016

      Reviews of Arabian Oryx Camp from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.4
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.5
      Facilities8.4
      Location9.1
      Room comfort and quality7.6
      Service8.5
      Value for money7.9
      High score for A'Sharqiyah Sands (Wahiba)
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (29)
      8-9 Excellent (19)
      7-8 Very Good (27)
      6-7 Good (3)
      <6 Below Expectation (7)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (18)
      Jun - Aug (0)
      Sep - Nov (17)
      Dec - Feb (50)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Samidurai from Oman
      Couple
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Nice Stay......”

      If you want fill your shoes with Sand & enjoy, Please do visit Arabian Oryx Camp. Good facilities. Food, Safety, Desert life & Cooperative Staff....... We have stayed on my birthday. Surprising Birthday event conducted by my wife with the complete support of the Restaurant Manager & Team with the sweet traditional wish by the musician. They are very cooperative & Surprisingly they haven't charged me for the cake and arrangement. Felt like home.... Thanks.... Samidurai - Muscat.

      Reviewed February 03, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emanuele from Switzerland
      Family with young children
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Fantastic place to discover the desert”

      The bungalow has everything you need, air conditioning, mosquito net, large comfortable bed, free coffee in the coffee area, Wi-Fi in the coffee area, large shower, it is meters away from dunes, camels, they have quads, i totally recommend it!

      Reviewed November 25, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Dharmeshkumar from Oman
      Family with young children
      Standard Tent
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Fantastic location and great service ”

      I travelled in December month with kids. Camp is 12 KM far from Wasil. 4x4 not required. It can be easily reachable with normal vehicle upto the camp only. Location is very very nice. Camp staff is very friendly. Dinner was good but nothing nothing much in breakfast for vegetarians. Better to talk with kitchen people during dinner time to prepare VEG food during breakfast. Don’t forget Sand dunes activities and desert biking. I’ll suggest my friends to stay here.

      Reviewed December 15, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nawawi from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Lovely Arabian Desert Experience”

      Nice Camp, top notch facilities, Superb food & Good night entertainment.

      Reviewed January 12, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Edoardo from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 1 night in March 2022

      Amazing place”

      Very nice rooms. Friendly staff. Good food. However the optional activities are quite expensive.

      Reviewed April 03, 2022

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Ahmed from Saudi Arabia
      Family with young children
      Standard Tent
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Excellent”

      We stayed at the tents which are a 2-minute drive uphill with a 4WD from the base camp. We did not know that our reservation was like this! But it turned out to be a pleasant surprise, as sunset and sunrise from there is way much nicer than from the base camp. We enjoyed the walk on cool sand dunes at dawn. However, the tents become really hot (it was late Oct) starting 9:00 AM! So one better have a preset program for the rest of the day if staying in those tents (they're not air-conditioned obviously).

      Reviewed November 09, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      ann from Denmark
      Couple
      Standard Tent
      Stayed 1 night in February 2022

      Great dessert camp”

      As before we enjoyed our stay here. Excellent bungalow and food. And now featuring live oryxes Thx

      Reviewed March 04, 2022

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Rad from Poland
      Family with young children
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      gourmet camper”

      Great place and staff in a fantastic location. Highly recommend.

      Reviewed November 25, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      Brian from United States
      Family with teens
      Family Tent
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Nice place to stay in the Wahiba Sands but definitely not luxury in any way”

      We came to the camp at 3 for a 1 night stay in a family suite. Check in was seamless since we had already prepaid and were offered activities to do. Lots to do including dune bashing, camel rides, sand boarding among others - all priced reasonably. The room itself was fine, definitely dated and pretty sparse. Showers had limited hot water and while technically clean, weren’t very nice. Buffet dinner and breakfast was included and again were totally fine but nothing special. After dinner music from a band was very nice. No alcohol available - if you want, you need to bring. Over all I’d give it 3/5 stars, it’s a great value but know that it’s not going to blow your socks off.

      Reviewed December 25, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      Marcus from Thailand
      Family with young children
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

      A lot of sand around, but what else to expect in the desert”

      The location of the camp was easier to find than expected. A bit misleading was the fact, that we didn´t stay in the camp itself, but nearby on a hill in a circle of tents. However, we liked the place. The only thing we missed was the culture show promised by the webpage. Even when I asked for it, we didn´t get proper information on that. Another thing is the campfire. After dinner a bit of wood was placed in the fireplace, but unfortunatley it burned down quite fast, so we couldn´t enjoy it as long as we would have liked. Overall the stay was nice, with a few minor minus points.

      Reviewed January 14, 2020

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Miyan from Oman
      Family with young children
      Family Tent
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Excellent location, new deluxe rooms with good quality linen. Excellent food at dinner but breakfast”

      Bike ride, and surfing and sand bashing was great experience

      Reviewed December 29, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Sanjay from Oman
      Family with teens
      Standard Tent
      Stayed 1 night in December 2021

      Enjoyed our stay”

      Everything was good. They could improve to serve the food hotter and prompt. They informed that they will act on it.

      Reviewed December 28, 2021

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      7.6
      Very good
      Thais from Switzerland
      Couple
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Worth the experience! ”

      The chalets are really nice but the tents are quite cold at night. Food is good Staff is nice Rooms are clean It‘s difficult to find, which is why we recommend to ask around as soon as you get to the village.

      Reviewed January 03, 2019

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      7.2
      Very good
      Sakkorn from Thailand
      Group
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Very good”

      My second time here. The good thing here is if you want to have a cozy stay and not so much like a Bedouin then it's a good option. Dinner is good and you can have many activities, dune bashing for sunset or sunrise is a must. Other activities, camel riding, sand surfing, are nice as well.

      Reviewed April 15, 2019

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      7.2
      Very good
      Muhammad from Oman
      Couple
      Deluxe
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Very good”

      Basic room in the middle of the Wahiba, it is clean, staff are nice and helpful, good breakfast

      Reviewed February 05, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Magdalena from Poland
      Family with young children
      Standard Tent
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Great camp, full of activities and with the real oryx!”

      This is a great camp, easy to get to and full of interesting activities. An amazing adventure for families! The food was excellent and the staff very helpful. They even host 2 Arabian oryxes. We tried dune bashing, sunset camel ride (quite challenging with a small child), beduin house visit and sand surfing and they were all great fun.

      Reviewed October 15, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mariette from Oman
      Couple
      Standard Tent
      Stayed 1 night in February 2016

      Heaven in the desert”

      When you want to experience nature, peace, wonderful people, tasty food and Omani hospitality, Arabian Oryx Camp is the place to go. This was our 2nd time to go there and it was even better than the first time. Thanks for having this splendid place, sharing with us the Omani vibe!

      Reviewed February 24, 2016

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Monica from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015

      Amazing Stay in the Desert”

      Accomodations were cozy, Arshad was extremely helpfyul, the Sunset ride was enchanting

      I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Arabian Oryx Camp. The pickup was on time, the food was great, the "tent" was perfect, the ride through the dunes was a lot of fun, and most of all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I hope to go back and take my family!

      Reviewed February 23, 2015

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Spateeka from India
      Family with young children
      Standard Accessible
      Stayed 1 night in February 2014

      a wonderful experience under the stars”

      fantastic rooms...clean bathrooms...good buffet spread at dinner...beautiful place to stay in the desert

      We had a great time at the arabian oryx.. I personally liked the cleanliness and neatness maintained at the rooms... we had a beautiful sunset and dune bashing experience. ..thanks to our expert driver the only sour experience was that the manager at the reception was rude and I found it very distateful. He should improve his interpersonal skills....we felt very sad that we were not given the warmth that we would expect in this place.

      Reviewed February 25, 2014

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Ravi from Oman
      Family with young children
      Standard Tent
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017

      Excellent”

      We have been to Arabian Oryx several times and have not been disappointed so far. Part of the premises has been upgraded recently and the new luxury accommodation is more spacious and great for families - I would consider the additional investment. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Food is plenty and of sufficient variety and quality. The indoor and outdoor majilis' are clean and great for spending time with family/friends after dinner. Prices for additional recreational activities are high - a little bit of planning/bringing your own gear goes a long way.

      Reviewed June 25, 2017

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