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Lisa Grainger (The Daily Telegraph)

The world we explored every day was hard, barren and alien, the world we encountered at night couldn't have been warmer or more welcoming....

Anne-Marie Cattelain-Le Dû (Hôtel et Lodge)

Attention chameaux! Les panneaux routiers sont clairs. Ces dieux sont ici chez eux, prioritaires. D'autant, qu'assure le chauffeur, très souvent un camélidé, aspirant à vivre en ermite pour se ressourcer, quitte son enclos, errant libre comme le vent....

Johnny Beardsall (The National)

I was a Royal Marine for eight years so I have done a fair bit of camping in inhospitable places, such as when I was eaten alive by giant ants in the Amazon or when I spent the night in...

Nick Leech (The National)

The desert around Khaluf is made of white sand that is particularly crystalline and, at dusk, dunes that have spent hours shimmering in the heat suddenly appear glacial....

How to Spend It – Sophy Roberts

Desert camping is the adventure for 2013, as extremely remote destinations become easier to reach and wilderness experts conjure up ever more astonishing levels of portable luxury....

Catherine Fairweather (Harper’s Bazaar)

In the sun-scorched sand dunes of Oman's Empty Quarter, nothingness reigns, the horizon doesn't break, wildlife is hushed and no phone signal exists....

Photos by MARK GRAHAM / For CHINA DAILY Asia Weekly

Mark Graham (Asia Weekly)

The slow creaking open of Oman's window to the outside world has resulted in the Middle Eastern gem avoiding the rampant consumerism and glitzy over-the-top architecture so among its neighbours...

Susan Hack (Condé Nast Traveller)

Our driver and guide is Sean Nelson, a forty-seven-year-old former British Royal Marines Commando and onetime major in the Oman army's Desert Regiment who launched a luxury camping company three years ago....

Dom Joly (The Sunday Times)

Rise early, for the hour after dawn is borrowed from paradise. So says an Arab proverb - and, within 24 hours of my touchdown in Oman, I am a believer....

Tom Robbins (The Observer)

Until now, nothing has offered quite the same degree of dislocation, of utter melon-twisting discombobulation, as this tiny dose of the colossal, timeless, unknowable, Empty Quarter....