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Wadi Shab

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Wadi Shab

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50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
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Ruwais Hotel

Ruwais Tourist Hotel clean rooms with private bathroom, 30 kms to the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve.<br><br>Ruwais is a fishing village located in the Ras Al Hadd, on the shores of the Arabian Sea. The Ruwais beach is world renown for the nesting endangered green Turtle.
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Holly wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom83 contributions17 helpful votes
Wadi Shab is the most popular wadi, being about 1 and a half hours from Muscat. You park your car in a car park and then pay 1 rial pp to get a small boat across to start the hike. The hike is a little haphazard as there are sometimes random half built buildings in the middle of the path and there is as with many places lots of litter around. There is a bit of boulder scrambling before you reach the river, about an hours walk. The river starts shallow but does get deeper in places. We often just take our rucksacks and put inside blown up kiddies armbands. This keeps us afloat and means we can take snacks and waterproof cameras etc. The river swimming is about 20ish mins before you reach the tunnel into the open air cave. The cave is very special and highly recommended but you are out of your depth so you need to be a strong swimmer or have a floatie of some sort. It's a great day out but what people don't realise is there are many other wadis around that are equally as amazing. My only big issue is the litter situation. Otherwise its wonderful.
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Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Rackll wrote a review Jun 2020
Brisbane, Australia44 contributions20 helpful votes
I had one full day in Oman and I would totally recommend it as a stop-over destination between Australia and the UK. We drove out here and it was absolutely stunning. The walk to the river is quite long and I recommend decent shoes (my flip flops were annoying and slippery) but totally worth the effort. Bring your swimmers. You will need some local currency to catch the boat across the river and there are limited food options so take your own.
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Date of experience: December 2019
uzmelissa wrote a review Apr 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions75 helpful votes
Its very hard to reach, and we tired too but,that place feels you excited and satisfied in the end. One of the hardest place that i've visited before in the world but we did with 4 years old son and supported ourselves together in some dangerous times.but i saw a lot of old people and babies here, so you can try. I really impressed a lot of things in Oman, this is the best one.
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
passatoreHue wrote a review Apr 2020
hue100 contributions49 helpful votes
there s a good walk inside the canyon, but the most beautiful part of Wadi Shab is the last one when you can swim until the end of it, if you re lucky to visit in the evening before closing time may be u can find the place not crowded, in this case is really magic.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Tomo wrote a review Mar 2020
148 contributions86 helpful votes
My idea of the Middle East has always been associated with a vast desert. This place completely changed my impression of the Middle East! Wadi Shab is so beautiful, so unexpected that it almost seems unreal. When we arrived at the beginning of the Wadi, we first took a tiny boat. Once we reached the other side, we walked for about 45 min to reach the water. The Wadi was a bit cold but it felt nice after walking for a while. I highly recommend going into the cave to see the waterfall. It was such a cool experience!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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