Off The Grid Camping

The areas our adventures travel through are a paradise for photographers. 

There is a huge diversity in terrain, wildlife and interesting scenes – most of my guests take thousands of photos on their trips.

In 2022 we plan to offer special photography trips, where the focus is on blue and golden hour photography.  Each day there will be a masterclass given by an expert in desert photography.





There are myriad beautiful things to take photos of in Oman, Saudi and the UAE, but please make sure you do not snap government and military buildings or vehicles.   You should also avoid photographing any person (even in a crowd, if they are recognisable) without their express permission, especially local ladies.

If taking selfies make sure that there are no bystanders behind you, otherwise you should ask their permission to be in the shot (if they are Omani then chances are they will offer to take a wider angled picture of you, for you!)

If you have recognisable people in your photos please avoid posting them on social media as this is against the law in most Middle East countries.


The use of drones is often strictly controlled in the Middle East and generally they can only be flown legally with a special licence.

Drone-made.com have a great blog on the subject

Oman info here

Saudi info here

UAE info here


We have known people take drones across the road borders, use them in remote areas and return with no fuss, but also have had friends had equipment confiscated at the border.


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Nissan Patrol crossing the salt flats in Liwa

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