The coastal town of Mirbat has been put on the map due to its interesting history, as it was once the scene of intense fighting in the 1970’s known as the Battle Of Mirbat. The Khor Rori- an ancient archeological site, rumoured to have once housed one of the Queen of Sheba’s palaces and a major port involved in the Frankincense exportation in ancient times only adds to the rich history of the area. In addition to its fascinating history, Mirbat is also home to some of the Dhofar regions most spectacular beaches and coastal scenery, making it a truly unique place to visit.

 

Travel journalist Tom Robbins wrote about his Hud Hud journey in The Observer:

 

“We arrive at a crescent-shaped bay, where the Arabian Sea crashes against the white sand, framed at either end of black volcanic outcrops. Stately brown canvas tents are spread out along the curve of the bay their porches facing the waves, and in the centre is a majlis, a covered but open-sided sitting area, full of cushions. It’s 32C but there’s a delicious sea breeze. After lunch we lounge about, then go out by boat to snorkel.

Four dolphins swim up alongside – although they scarper when we flop into the water. When we return to our tents, which have proper beds, carpets, stacks of fluffy towels and robes, they are lit with hurricane lamps. The sun is setting on the Jebel Qara, the mountain range that runs parallel to the coast.

 

A long table, cloth held in place by ornate miniature weights, has been set up on the beach and is surrounded by flaming torches and bedecked in candles. Frankincense smoke billows across from a little charcoal burner. It’s all quite overwhelmingly beautiful for our first night…

 

We set off early, heading west from Salalah along the coastline. Flamingos stand in the shallows of Mughsail Beach, a three-mile stretch of white sand with high cliffs, draped in morning mist, at either end. Mike tells us an old Arab saying: “Rise early, for the hour after dawn is borrowed from paradise.””

 

Click here to read Tom Robbin’s full article in The Observer

After a short flight from Muscat to the historic southern town of Salalah, you will be met by one of our experienced Hud Hud team and taken, by road, along the scenic eastern coastline to your luxury private camp, nestled on a beautiful secluded beach, embraced by twin headlands.

 

Depending on your arrival time in Salalah, there might be time to explore the coastline on they way, with a stop at the village of Taqah or you could enjoy a casual walk along the beach, a swim in the warm ocean waters, snorkelling amongst the coral shelves, or just take the opportunity to relax with a book while you soak up your surroundings.

 

After freshening up in your private open air shower, dinner will be prepared and served by your personal camp chef, as you watch the sun sink over the horizon from your intimate beach retreat.

Take a look at our example itinerary in full:

 

 

A stay at the beach in Mirbat can be nicely combined with a few nights in Salalah and another luxury camp in the Empty Quarter.

 

For more information, inquiries or to discuss itineraries in further detail please click here to contact us.
OVERVIEW
The coastal town of Mirbat has been put on the map due to its interesting history, as it was once the scene of intense fighting in the 1970’s known as the Battle Of Mirbat. The Khor Rori- an ancient archeological site, rumoured to have once housed one of the Queen of Sheba’s palaces and a major port involved in the Frankincense exportation in ancient times only adds to the rich history of the area. In addition to its fascinating history, Mirbat is also home to some of the Dhofar regions most spectacular beaches and coastal scenery, making it a truly unique place to visit.

 

Travel journalist Tom Robbins wrote about his Hud Hud journey in The Observer:

 

“We arrive at a crescent-shaped bay, where the Arabian Sea crashes against the white sand, framed at either end of black volcanic outcrops. Stately brown canvas tents are spread out along the curve of the bay their porches facing the waves, and in the centre is a majlis, a covered but open-sided sitting area, full of cushions. It’s 32C but there’s a delicious sea breeze. After lunch we lounge about, then go out by boat to snorkel.

Four dolphins swim up alongside – although they scarper when we flop into the water. When we return to our tents, which have proper beds, carpets, stacks of fluffy towels and robes, they are lit with hurricane lamps. The sun is setting on the Jebel Qara, the mountain range that runs parallel to the coast.

 

A long table, cloth held in place by ornate miniature weights, has been set up on the beach and is surrounded by flaming torches and bedecked in candles. Frankincense smoke billows across from a little charcoal burner. It’s all quite overwhelmingly beautiful for our first night…

 

We set off early, heading west from Salalah along the coastline. Flamingos stand in the shallows of Mughsail Beach, a three-mile stretch of white sand with high cliffs, draped in morning mist, at either end. Mike tells us an old Arab saying: “Rise early, for the hour after dawn is borrowed from paradise.””

 

Click here to read Tom Robbin’s full article in The Observer

ITINERARY
After a short flight from Muscat to the historic southern town of Salalah, you will be met by one of our experienced Hud Hud team and taken, by road, along the scenic eastern coastline to your luxury private camp, nestled on a beautiful secluded beach, embraced by twin headlands.

 

Depending on your arrival time in Salalah, there might be time to explore the coastline on they way, with a stop at the village of Taqah or you could enjoy a casual walk along the beach, a swim in the warm ocean waters, snorkelling amongst the coral shelves, or just take the opportunity to relax with a book while you soak up your surroundings.

 

After freshening up in your private open air shower, dinner will be prepared and served by your personal camp chef, as you watch the sun sink over the horizon from your intimate beach retreat.

Take a look at our example itinerary in full:

 

 

A stay at the beach in Mirbat can be nicely combined with a few nights in Salalah and another luxury camp in the Empty Quarter.

 

For more information, inquiries or to discuss itineraries in further detail please click here to contact us.
GALLERY

Hud Hud Travels presents: The Empty Quarter

In a seasonal first, Hud Hud Travels are excited to be offering a 30% reduction on all Empty Quarter bookings during October 2019, with the hope to encourage more visitors and adventure-seekers into Oman’s lesser travelled regions and raise awareness of this large, sandy mecca.

 

Contact us for more information, availability and prices at sales@hudhudtravels.com.