1 day
Tour Type
City Tour
Group Size
4 People
ubar city


What To Expect

Travel with Oman Safari Tours travel across desert, Empty Quarter archeological sites, attractive white sand beaches

At 09:00am pick up from the hotel and drive to Wadi Dawka (UNESCO World Heritage site), also known as the “Frankincense trees,” which has the largest collection of naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. Discover the history of Frankincense as well as its applications in the modern world. Visit ‘Lost the City of Ubar’ (UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of the ancient sites in the Dhofar region where archaeologists using remote sensing equipment discovered the city’s remains in 1992. Ubar is thought to have been inhabited from approximately 2800 B.C. to approximately 300 A.D. and was an important trading center for frankincense before being buried in the rising dunes.
At the site, there is a small museum displaying archaeological discoveries. The bleak, arid desert of Rub al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter, stretches from the mountain’s foothills to an enormous sandy plain that covers the majority of the area. The area is well-known for its archaeological sites. On your way back, you’ll have to stop at Thumrait for some refreshments.


TYPE: Full Day Trip
DEPARTS FROM: Salalah Hotel/salalah Airport
MEETING POINT: Salalah Hotel/salalah Airport
DURATION: Full Day Tour
SPECIAL REQUEST FOR LANGUAGE SPEAKING GUIDE: Italian/french/german/spanish/chinese etc

Tour Description

Discover the scenic beauty and extraordinary Salalah desert and Ubar lost city guided tour through the region. Visit sites of Salalah Dhofar mountains Wadi ‘Dawka’ (UNESCO World heritage site)


Your full day the Lost City Of Ubar And Rub Al Khali tour will start in the morning by a 4×4 vehicle. We drive you towards the Qara mountain range that is known for its spectacular view of the Salalah plains and is dotted with thick shrub and woodland. In the Thumrait town, you will have a small break. The Thumrait town was famous as a Bedouin settlement. Then you proceed west on the graded road by crossing the huge gravel desert of Al Nejd. You will then visit the Lost City of Ubar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is just 175 km away from Salalah. Ubar is an ancient kingdom that is said to have existed in one of the most inhospitable places on earth that are Al Khali desert, which is a vast and forbidding Rub. Al Khali desert is also known as the Empty Quarter. According to the myth, it is believed that the desert swallowed up Ubar. Literally, Ubar sank without a trace and become the fabled Atlantis of the Sands. This buried city was spotted by satellite, which can give you a glimpse of the value of work carried out by a team of explorers in the year 1992, which was led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

After exploring the site by walking, you proceed to the Empty Quarter to experience the biggest sand desert in the world that called Rub al Khali by rambling on the fascinating sand dunes. From the top of the sand dunes, you will enjoy a breathtaking overview of the vast desert.

While driving back to Salalah, you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site- Wadi ‘Dawka’ that is also known as the Frankincense Wadi. This place is famous for the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. You will get a chance to learn about the Frankincense, its use in the past and in the modern world.

By the sunset, you will return to Salalah.

Know Before Tour Start

Please note: This cost is appliable with only City hotels. Cost are not applicable with Taqah hotels and Mirbat hotels


  • Whole tour as per above-mentioned itinerary
  • Vehicle as per group size
  • English speaking Guide/cum Driver
  • Mineral water during tour


  • All Entrance Tickets (Forts & Museums)
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • All expenses of personal in nature
  • Anything which is not specifically mentioned in inclusions part


  • All tours are guided & on private basis
  • Booking can be made on first cum first services basis
  • Above rates are on NETT Basis & is Non- Commissionable

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hrs in advance for a full refund


Dear Guest if you are traveling by Cruise you need give us cruise schedule Arrival and Departure time in advance. Meeting point: Outside the port at 9:00 am Our company representative will wait for you out side the port with company brand logo as a paging board. we follow the itinerary and back to the port at between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm

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