Just for interest: when I am on an overnight stop, this is my tent or as it came from Australia, swag. One of the best items of kit that I have ever purchased. Why Australia? because they make the best – see this link http://burkewills.outfitters.com.au/aboutBW.html
I have never found anything like it for quality or practicality anywhere in UK. It keeps out Snakes,Scorpions, mosquitoes, rain/snow and very cool in the desert heat.
Ha.. you say: snow in Oman???? well yes especially on Jebel Shams in December.
Sorry but I have been so pleased with it over the years, I thought it deserved a mention (Thanks D.K) and it makes a change from photographs, film and cameras.