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Wadi Weekend Oman

This guided self-drive off-road expedition is a unique adventure where you will drive your own 4×4 car on off-road tracks in mountains, wadis and deserts for a weekend.


Nights will be spent in the basic but charming Wadi Resort run by friendly staff and with a swimming pool. This is the perfect weekend getaway from Dubai for groups of friends or colleagues and perfectly suited for families with (young) children. It’s a great opportunity to try out off-road exploration.

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€150 per adult
€85 per child

Pick & Drop Off

Self drive from UAE

Landscape to Camp in

Mountains, deserts, wadis & beaches

On Friday morning you will drive your own car to the Al Ain Khaim ash Shikla border-crossing with Oman, where you meet our guide.

After crossing the border we drive to the desert, where we will deflate the tires before a session of off-roading and then lunch.

After lunch we drive to the Wadi Sharm Resort, check in and relax. Around 4pm we drive to a nice Wadi where you can climb and swim. At night a BBQ dinner is provided by the hotel.

After a complimentary breakfast and checkout, we drive to the Omani border to pass immigration. We then have lunch at a Wadi and drive to the mountains for a challenging climb, swim, and view of the waterfalls.

Hereafter our guide brings you to the border where the weekend end. You can book an extra night at the hotel if you desire.

One night in a hotel with breakfast and dinner

An experienced guide

One lunch on the second day

Off-road driving in your own car

Swimming and climbing in the Wadi’s*

**Wadi Pools are naturally occurring pools. There will not always be water present.    

Oman visa (Arrange before the trip)

Lunch on the first day, and any additional drinks and meals


Travel documents (Oman visa, passport, insurance) and money for personal expenses*

Clothing for cool and warm weather (depending on the time of year), swimwear, water and walking shoes, and towels.

Music speakers, sun glasses, chargers

Medicine, toiletries, hand sanitizer, sunscreen

Alcoholic beverages (can be purchased at airport)

You will also need the Orange Oman certificate from your insurance company (see this example). Most insurance companies in UAE provide this certificate free of charge.

You can only join this expedition with your own car from UAE. To participate you require a 4×4 (high gear) car with Oman insurance coverage. Please check with us if your car is suitable

Rental cars from Dubai for driving off-road in Oman are not available.

Through the duration of your trip, you will cover 175 kilometers in 2 days, on rocky terrain, deserts, wadis and steep unpaved mountain paths. The driving is possible regardless of experience, as our guide will help from years of experience driving off-road.

Wadi Sharm Resort is a basic resort in Al Buraimi Governorate across the border from Al Ain, UAE. The resort has a nice swimming pool and basic facilities for food and beverages.

Please bring your own non-alcoholic drinks for during the off-road trip.

Oman is an Islamic country where you can’t buy alcohol in shops without a license Wadi Sharm resort doesn’t sell alcoholic beverages.

Except for the lunch on the first day, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by Wadi Sharm Resort. Drinks are not included. Please bring your own lunch and beverages for the lunch on the first day.

We reserve the right to change the itinerary and the mode of transport/cancel the trip, according to weather or road conditions, or circumstances beyond our control. For operating a 4×4 car, drivers must present a valid driver‘s license.

  • The minimum age for drivers this tour is 21 years.
  • The rate is per person and is based on 2 persons sharing a room
  • The duration of the tours may vary according to weather and road conditions.
  • Discount for children and/or teenagers does not apply to group bookings.
  • The route could be changed during the trip when cars are delayed for example in the desert.

Drive from Dubai to UAE Border Post

Distance from Dubai Mall 154km, 1:45 hour.


Google map link to Al Ain Khaim ash Shikla border-crossing

Wadi Weekend map iDirve 4x4

Wadi Sharm resort and area for off-road drives.
Approximate distance in 2 days 175km. 


Wadi Sharm resort Google Maps link

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