Make an escape to this 10-acre outpost amid the silken dunes of the Sharqiya desert. Its 39 Bedouin-style tented suites open right out onto those sands, with various sweat-inducing pastimes such as dune-bashing and bike riding close at hand. Afterwards, replenish at the Two Dune Restaurant, where authentic Arabic dishes are served amid the refined backdrop of Omani wood furniture. In the evenings, retreat once more to your base, with resplendent en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning rounding out a blissful stay. And Muscat, with all its disparate attractions, is just two hours away by car too.