We eventually pulled into a small car park, found the entrance to a small encampment and were met by the owner. He told us that he had been gradually planting the date palms, tropical fruit trees and building
traditionally thatched accommodation huts for the last 7 years. Offering a tranquil, cool and shady setting for those visitors who wished to have a pleasant weekend break, or a few days of peace and quiet to recover from the
rigours of desert travel, before continuing their journeys.
The dates were in season .. the best time to visit. There were so many on the palm trees that their branches were bent
under the weight. We made sure we didn't miss the chance to sample them !