Oman desert safari
17:30 AEST Sat Feb 9 2013
In the Middle East in the south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula is the Sultanate of Oman. Natalie went there to see just what its tourism boom is all about and found a country perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure.
Oman has blended modern with the traditional and in a country made up of 80 percent desert, of course some of what tourists are invited to do involves sand. It also has rugged mountains, plush oases, beautiful beaches and loads of natural beauty.
Some of Oman's arid lands, particularly the dunes of Wahiba Sands, are so stunning they could be man-made. Lying in Oman's east, Wahiba Sands stretches 180 kilometres north to south and 80 kilometres east to west.