Sand Dunes and Camels in Wahiba Sands, Oman

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I’ve been in Oman for two weeks now and am loving every minute. Instead of inundating you with photos and stories, I’m going to feature a different location every month throughout the year.

This week: Wahiba Sands (and the requisite camel photos). Wahiba Sands is a relatively small sand dune desert, home to the Wahiba tribe of bedouins. Traditionally they lived a nomadic lifestyle, crossing the dunes in search of water, but now, like many other bedouins, they live in villages on the edge of the desert. What you may not know: Bedouins are expert dune bashers. Meaning they know their way around a sand dune, including in an SUV. It’s not for those afraid of heights!

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