Seeking a destination off the beaten track for touring, unwinding or simply reconnecting with nature? Then you'll love our 15-acre, organic date and fruit farm in interior Oman. 4 air-conditioned, self-catering 1-bedroom cabins with outdoor BBQ/kitchen, games room, and pool access, are the perfect tranquil retreat for single travellers, couples or friends. Explore historic villages, climb mountains, walk through the fields or just lie back and soak up the wonderful sunsets and star-lit skies.
We have 1 king and 3 twin air-conditioned cabins to choose from. Sidr Eco-cabin is one of our three twin cabins and has a field view. See other Lizq Oasis listings for Neem and Lubaan twins and Bedaam, our King-size special:-
All our cabins are designed to resemble traditional date palm shelters of the neighbouring Bedouin but with maximum comfort in mind. The three twin cabins, including Sidr, are furnished with sprung mattress European-size luxury twin beds and the fourth with a King-size bed. Hotel-grade cotton bedding and towels are provided. The modern bathroom suite with rainshower is stocked with eco-friendly products. Your private kitchenette is equipped with a Whirlpool fridge/freezer, granite counter-top, kettle, coffee plunger, supplies and all utensils and crockery. A wardrobe provides hanging and shelf storage for longer stays. The four cabins are offset from each other for maximum privacy, adjacent to a central area landscaped with shade and fruits trees, aloe and lemon grass for sitting and cooking in a purpose-built BBQ kitchen shaded by a date palm roof. All utensils and crockery are provided.
Outdoor space for guests comprises:-
• A small private terrace with table and chairs;
• a central purpose-built, roofed, BBQ kitchen and landscaped dining area;
• Barasti-enclosed game room with table tennis table;
• Large air-conditioned traditional ‘majlis’ reception for reading, relaxation and board games
• Walking perimeter track.
We cannot promise you silence; you will awaken to birdsong and bees humming in the trees, and sleep to the sound of a rustling breeze and background chatter of crickets. We can promise however a beautiful natural setting, fresh air and wide-open spaces in which to relax, wind-down and switch off (literally and metaphorically). The Oasis has phone reception and 4G signal. We are still a little too remote for wifi but are working on it! In the meantime, this is the perfect opportunity for the digital detox you have been promising yourself! Let us know if you would like a local sim card to use for the duration of your visit.
Depending on our schedule, we may be able to cater for a later check-in time than the one listed. Let us know when booking if you think you might need this. Contact us if you wish to book more than six months ahead of if the days you are looking to come are unavailable in the calendar. We may be able to make special arrangements for your stay.
Regrettably, we cannot accommodate extra guests.
Guests are free to explore the Oasis keeping to the main paths and pick fruit, herbs and vegetables when in season. Play table tennis in our outdoor games room or sit and read a book or play a board game in the comfort of our large reception majlis/common room. After a day exploring the nearby towns and villages of the historic Ash Sharqiyyah region, the camel enclosures outside the gate, or nearby Wadi Daqeeq, cool off with a relaxing swim in our infinity swimming pool of fresh water drawn from an artesian well. Guest timings are 8-10.00am and 3-6pm.
Please note as this is a desert farm you may encounter all manner of small creatures and bugs. We cannot rule out the occasional scorpion or grass snake. For this reason we advise keeping to paths and cleared ground and consider the Oasis unsuitable for children
Interaction with guests
We will usually be on hand at the farm and contactable by phone. If for any reason, we are not immediately available, there will always be someone on hand at the property to assist you. We are happy to give you recommendations during your stay should you so wish or fix a time to tour the farm but otherwise will leave you to enjoy the peace and tranquility.
Other things to note
Oman is a tolerant but deeply conservative society where great store is placed on modest behaviour and dress. This is particularly the case outside Muscat and applies to both men and women. While the opening of the country to tourism has been accompanied by a lowering of the bar on dress, we would advise for your own comfort to respect the mores and values of the majority Muslim population (both Omani and expatriate).
The guiding principle is that arms, legs and chest up to the collar bone should be covered. Most comfortable attire for women means midi dresses with leggings or trousers/ capri pants with half or long-sleeved tops preferably to thigh level. Women may wish to keep a large scarf or lightweight shawl handy for additional coverage in the event you are invited into homes or courtyards of hospitable locals to drink coffee. It is acceptable for men to wear short-sleeved shirts and t-shirts and long shorts i.e. at least knee level. Short shorts and sleeveless tops are not acceptable on either men or women. Tight fitting and see-through clothing should be avoided.
We request that you observe this dress code at all times while outside the pool area. Swimming costumes should be worn only in the pool area and not while walking to and from the cabins. Changing rooms and showers are provided by the pool for you to use before and after your swim.
Oman’s climate is categorised as subtropical dry, hot desert with low annual rainfall and very high summer (June to September) temperatures. However, the terrain is diverse and the climate as varied as the geography. Lizq Oasis has its own micro-climate created by the mountains that encircle it at a distance. While it can be hotter than Muscat we tend to have more frequent – always welcome – cloudbursts in the summer months.
As a rule of thumb, the best time to visit is from October to April when temperatures range from a very pleasant 22°C (70°F) to around 35°C (95°F) during the day. As usual in a desert climate, the difference between day and night temperatures can be marked. Be prepared to don a sweater for sitting outdoors at night. By the end of April and through May temperatures reach around 40°C (100°F) before ratcheting up to 45°C (113°F) in July/August. While sightseeing is not recommended in the summer months, the summer nights are balmy after the scorching days and perfect for star-gazing.
At any time of year, it is critical to wear a hat, sunscreen and, most of all, keep hydrated. Make sure you carry sufficient water supplies when travelling around. Mosquitoes are a fact of life in the cooler months. We advise keeping the screen door and window screens closed at all times. Planting around the huts is mainly lemon grass and basil to repel mosquitoes and minimise watering. Mosquito repellent is available upon request.
No shoes in the cabin
Quiet time after 10.00pm
No additional guests in the cabin
Oman is a tolerant but conservative society; please dress modestly in and around the Oasis
A lifetime of travel and working in both the East and West has not dimmed my passion for Oman, the place of my birth. I love to share the history and culture of this beautiful and ancient land with friends and travellers from around the globe. I can’t live without my children, cross-trainer, wife and partner in crime or music ranging from oud to jazz and Bowie. I am a firm believer that exploring and getting close to nature doesn’t mean sacrificing a comfortable bed, hot shower and dinner under the stars at the end of a day outdoors. My motto is “I am no longer young enough to know everything”.