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Wadi Bani Khalid

Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Private 4x4 Desert and Wadi Safari - Wahiba and...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Wadi Bani Khalid in a group of 5 during the EID AL ADHA holidays. The drive was arduous with the holiday crowd thronging the roads. But when we saw water.. crystal clear and cool , it made us refreshed and good. It is a nice place for a break from the monotony of work at MUSCAT. OMAN... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is very touristy, but a really nice place to swim and cool off in fresh water. Be careful of the local kids offering to hold your bags and take pictures. They will bug you for money afterwards. It is worth the hike into the caves to get away from people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Well worth a stop if you are going from Wahiba to Sur, this 'proper' wadi is a veritable oasis in the desert. A short drive from the main road takes you up the wadi, where you reach a car park. Another short walk takes you to the water pools where you can stop for a swim or grab a bite... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place is definitivly worth a visit if you like a short hike in a beautiful landscape. Its well prepared, so its not that difficult walking, beside a few short rocky areas. The place should be cleaned by the local government, as there were quite some trash thrown around in the nature, and also in the water where you can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Having visited Wadi Shab before, we were keen to see another wadi. This one has good reviews so we decided to give it a go. We'd been in Oman for a few days already and so completely forgot that it was a public holiday. Needless to say, it was chaotic when we arrived. Wadi Bani Khalid is a much easier... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wadi Bani Khalid is about 25 kms from Bidiya on the Ibra Sur road. Its about 250 kms from Muscat. After Bidiya look out for Oriental guest house. Turn left at this spot towards Wadi Bani khalid. signage available at this location. One can club this with Bidiya desert camping activity. The Wadi it self is a beautiful oasis in... More

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Al khuwair
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited the wadi during a week day so it was not very crowded apart from a few locals. It takes a bit of climbing on rocks (kids find it easy but for unfit adults,there is a bit of huffing and puffing involved!)to get to the best places to get into the water,including a small natural waterfall. Make sure u... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place to explore, climb water-worn rocks and swim. Take the car and get close by and then follow the course that the river takes when the floods come. Watch out for flood if there is a threat of rain. When t rains, IT RAINS and people do get caught out in wadis and drown. This is some natural... More

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The water is great to swim in and severak spots to cliff jump in. If you are by wahiba sanda the drive isnt far at all if you go from muscat it should take about 2 hrs. The cave in wadi shab is the best though.

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Balmain, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A lovely watercourse that provided an opportunity to swim if you wish. As with many of these features, they are crowded on weekends (in the Omani context, that means Friday and Saturday) and may involve some effort to get there. Quite an attractive walk and there's a basic cafe at the end of the track where the swimming is.

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