Susan Hack (Condé Nast Traveller)

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)

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)

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.

Lisa Johnson (The Evening Standard)

Lisa Johnson (The Evening Standard)

Named after the Arabic for hoopoe bird (hud hud), the new mobile safari operation has six canvas tents, wooden pit toilets, pump showers and a lovely majlis (sitting area) bedecked with great round bolsters covered in the red plaid sarongs