Al Raha Camp

Ali Bin Zaher Bin Salem Al-Hajari, Ibra Oman
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
Arabic
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Ali Bin Zaher Bin Salem Al-Hajari, Ibra Oman
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Nimadu wrote a review Nov 2011
Santa Fe, Argentina45 contributions30 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
In addition to previous review, I would like to add that there's nothing to do during the day. There's no air conditioner during the day. And during the night, it's extremely noisy (I had to switch it off despite the heat). The blankets were quite dirty. Camel drive expensive. Food was basic. I advise you to pay a driving guide if you're arriving close to sunset
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Date of stay: November 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jitendra P wrote a review Aug 2019
Muscat, Oman272 contributions335 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We opted for Team Pajero group this time to experience the hospitality of Al raha camp. Although this was our 3rd trip in this camp.
Welcome fruits and Kahwa on arrival is good after a tiring travel from Muscat.
they also provided the lunch which was basic and not many items to choose from.

Evening tea/coffee and fruits were good.

Live music and some games for the kids were nice, crackers and little fireworks added to the fun.
Dinner was basic and b/f next morning was average.

We cant expect more in the rooms as you are in the middle of the desert.
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Date of stay: December 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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harishbala wrote a review Oct 2013
Muscat, Oman320 contributions275 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having read all the reviews I had very low expectations of this camp before going which probably helped. The rooms are very basic but were clean. They will arrange a ride for you from the petrol station to the camp in a 4 wheel drive in case you dont have one. We also saw some people reaching the camp in normal cars so it is possible but maybe risky. This was our first trip to the desert so we had a great time.

Positives:
1) Good service, the manager Hari takes care of most of your concerns.
2) Breakfast and dinner are not a huge spread but enough and the food is decent not great.
3) Coffee, tea and water were provided during the day time which helped a lot
4) They have small motorbikes which you can ride across the desert. Those were the best.
5) The sunset desert trip was great and included. Really worth it

Negatives:
1) Bathroom was smelling a bit
2) No towels provided but soap was available
3) The lights outside our room were not working so take a torch light

Overall we had a great time and if you dont expect luxury accomodation you can choose the Al Raha Camp
4) They promised camel rides but not available
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Date of stay: October 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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TX1717 wrote a review May 2015
Houston, Texas133 contributions45 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't know what is people's expectation. This place is in the middle of Empty Quarter. One of a few places within miles that serve food and drink, provide a room and bed, has flush toilet and a shower! So, let's take what they have, enjoy the desert experience.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Haroon R wrote a review Aug 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place to stay with family. Breakfast and Dinner provided inside the camp. Avarage room facility since it is in the middle of desert. Nice view of Sun rise and sun set. You can enjoy camel ride and Buggy drive near by.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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gmahesh7 wrote a review Jan 2017
Ghaziabad, India91 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We reached the camp by 3.00 p.m. There was no electricity and we were told that that the generator will be switched on at 5.30 p.m and will be on till 9.00 a.m. the next morning. Tea, coffee, kawa(?) with dates, fruits etc. were available. The rooms were, as others have written, very basic. Just the bedding! Not even towels were provided and there is no facility for hot water. There is a park for kids but not well maintained. Many of the rides were broken. We did quad biking (OMR 5) for 30 mins and then proceeded for 30 minutes of dune bashing on a Nissan Patrol with an expert driver. Watched the sunset and were back at the camp for the folk progrmame which began around 7.00 p.m and went late into the night. Food is just about okay.
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Date of stay: January 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Krirk-kij P wrote a review Aug 2011
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar115 contributions58 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Why I put "Clean & Convenience" and (in the desert) because traveler should not expect what as I wrote at the title in the desert. However, this camp made me impressed and would like to come back again.

The camp need to use 4WD to reach there and a bit far from the main road, so there is a souvenir on the way (Local Home). When you reach there, check in and need to check activities program with the reception such as sunset, sunrise, camel riding, ATV, desert driving, so you can plan what you gonna do in there. The room is clean enough for in the desert. Service is good enough for Arabic or India staff. There is traditional food, fruits, Coffee or tea and water service. In the night. There is traditional music show.

I have been 2 camps in the same desert area and I impressed Al Raha Camp better than other camp and also would like to recommended..
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Date of stay: January 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Normal Room is OK
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georgeaugustine wrote a review Dec 2009
Oman2 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
One has to have a four wheel drive vehicle to reach this desert camp.If previous arrangement is made with the management they wait for you at Bidiya and takes you to the camp in their vehicle.Your car could be parked safely in front of their Bidiya office. (the transportaion to the camp and back to the road costed us Omani riyals 30)
We had two double rooms which had air conditioning and water heater.We were two couples and the charges per head for the overnight stay inclusive of breakfast and dinner was 25 Omani riyals.The Dune bashing was a great experience.It cost us 20 Omani riyals for half an hour (driver and vehicle provided was worth the money that we paid) The food was ok..I should say the dinner was better than the breakfast.(buffet) The camel ride was 3 Riyals per person ( too short a ride) The Quad biking was very enjoyable and we were charged OR.5 for half an hour.(wish we had done more of it) However the Quad bikes are not very powerful enough to climb steep sand mountains.Take your own alcohol with you..They do not have alcohol permit.The owner is a reserved person..Not very friendly.The night baduwin music and dance were really enjoyable.I feel that we could have got more for the money we spent there.Not much of service to the guests.Dont forget to walk on the sand with out shoes..It feels good.:-) The management should take care of the environment and realize its their livelihood.Came across a lot of plastic cans and waste thrown around.
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Date of stay: November 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dave wrote a review Dec 2018
56 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointing! What its shows on its brochure is not what you get! Not worth the money at all. Bare minimum facilities, noisy, and uncomfortable. If you are only looking for a place to sleep out of the wind, with very basic meals then this place is good.

If you are expecting a comfortable resort with a variety of food options and hot water for showering, rather them try one of the other beautiful resorts in the area if you looking for more than absolute basic accommodation.

OMAN, and Wahiba sands are very beautiful, and there are much better Desert Camps in the area to choose from. There is no need to pay inflated prices for bad dinner, bed and breakfast!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rhohith R wrote a review Jan 2017
6 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a wonderful camp with good customer care. The food is excellent and the houses are comfortable. The only problem was there was no air conditioner. The open Majlis was really good and the night there was fantastic. They full were singing traditional songs and dancing. We can even put songs. There was a lot of fruits and beverages. The night stay was really good. Nearby there are many dunes which we can climb. Right in the entrance there are a group of people who give squad bikes for rent. Overall it was really good.
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Date of stay: November 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gopikrishnan S wrote a tip Feb 2015
Ajman, United Arab Emirates620 contributions110 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not take the 1st cluster at the entrance, they are tiny rooms for the cost. I suggest not to take shared bathroom either. The 1st cluster was ok for the location opening to the vast desert and away from music and dance at night if you prefer."
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Nagarajan R wrote a tip Feb 2015
Mussanah12 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"take warm cloths . the desert can get very cold in the night"
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Krirk-kij P wrote a tip Aug 2011
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar115 contributions58 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Normal Room is OK"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Al Raha Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Al Raha Camp?
Nearby attractions include Wahiba Sands (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Al Raha Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Al Raha Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Al Raha Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.