Almost at the crack of dawn we steered the car towards south and the town of Al Wasil at the northernmost part of Wahiba Sands desert. The dunes begins just a few kilometres from the highway, and we followed one of the sand roads in between two dunes. We didn't go very far as we drove without a guide or an experienced driver, after all: safety first! But we found a perfect spot where we could park the car and start a short hike up on the dune where it rose about 80 meters above ground. The views was enchanting and we could see kilometre after kilometre of sand dunes. This was our first steps in a dessert, but it was an excellent inspiration for upcoming travels - we want more!