The Sugar Dunes of Al Khaluf

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A 4×4 experience

Close to the town of Filim, the Sugar Dunes of Al Khaluf truly live up to their name, with a vast expanse of white sand dunes stretching all the way to the coast. A 4WD vehicle is required to explore this area, and it is recommended to use the services of a guide.

White desert, also known as Sugar Dunes or Al Khaluf Dunes is another natural phenomenon in Oman located near fishing village of Al Khaluf, 400km south of Muscat.

Khaluf sands is one of the most alluring locations in Oman, but also one of the most challenging for the inexperienced driver.
The big white sand dunes that are found beyond the village of Khaluf are very soft, and only approachable with a good 4×4.

The dunes are permanently exposed to strong winds from the ocean, and are constantly moving. This prevents them from hardening and, consequently, it is much easier to get stuck here than in other places where sand dunes exist.

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Interested in a particular type of holiday experience? there is so much to do in Oman that you will want to keep coming back. Here are just a few of the possibilities to help make your next visit to Oman perfect.

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A fantastic combination of surfing and paragliding makes for an incredibly challenging, yet exhilarating sport enjoyed by many in Oman. In fact, the Sultanate is known around the world as an up-and-coming kitesurfing destination.