We head out of Muscat after breakfast, passing by the village of Fanjah for a photoshop after which we continue to Sinaw. The small market town of Sinaw is well worth a visit. This is where the Bedouins come to do business and the souq can be a thriving and fascinating affair with all the hustle and bustle of a Middle Eastern market at its finest. Sinaw souq is amongst one of the oldest preserved souqs in Oman and one of the few places you can find traditional silver Bedouin jewellery.
We will have a tasty picnic lunch enroute.
We continue south until we reach the coastal fishing village of Filim, a great place to spot a variety of birds including flamingos. By late afternoon, we pass by Muhut and cross a 40km salt flat before reaching our camp in Bar Al Hickman, set on a white sand beach near a lagoon, where we often see flamingos as well, and the Indian Ocean. It is a large salt pan that is home to a vast community of sea birds as well as a host of migratory birds.