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Wadi Bani Khalid

Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Wadi bani were part of our desert tour. It is interesting to learn how the Wadis work, but the water was not as clear when we got there. i did not find the Wadi Bani Khalid that great.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

One of the most beautiful places we have visited in Oman. We slept at Oriental Nights guesthouse, just at the junction on the main road to Wadi Bani Khalid so that in the morning we could earlier get to the Wadi and avoid crowds. And that was great because we had Wadi to ourselves and enjoyed peacefulness and beauty. Later... More

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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It was beautiful and we went on a day trip to the Wahiba Sands. We got here about 11ish in the morning. Yes it was about a 10 minute walk from the carpark and you you have walking impairment then this probably is not for you. Kids would love the opportunity to run and jump around and scramble of the... More

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Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It was Friday and very very busy with bathers and tourists but still a nice place to visit - do walk around the surrounding area. There's a small snackbar (the owner was reluctant to let me use the bathroom without buying drink or food so I'm not too keen on swimming in the pools any more...if you see what I... More

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wadi Bani Khalid is a very beautiful place to visit. It has many big deep pools and the water is clean. Try to get here early morning if you are coming in the weekends, as it might get busier later on the day.

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Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It is quite a walk from the car parking area and a little difficult for anyone with impaired walking so be warned. The wadi itself is a joy to see. We made a 4 x 4 dessert safari with a picnic at this Wadi. The Wadi and Dune Bashing were really nice, it is a long ride from Muscat!

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London, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We visited Wadi Bani Khalid with, to be honest, fairly low expectations. We assumed it would be an over-exploited tourist trap (I know, we hadn't been in Oman long enough to realise that's not their way). First impressions are pleasant, 2 large pools of clear emerald water, a simple café and palm trees..all deep in a rocky valley with mountains... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

beautiful green water in between the naturally carved rocks and mountain....a place to relax your self...mukul cave was ok...not much big..

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Busselton WA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Beautiful location, surrounded by mountains, date palms, running water, serene ponds and total serenity. Unfortunately the recent rains has destroyed the 2 bridges central to access in the main area...but, these will no doubt be rebuilt shortly. Access was still available...and part of the overall joy of being there. Well worth a visit here. The drive there was an experience... More

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Doha, Qatar
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We really enjoyed this family friendly Wadi. It was easier than the other Wadi we visited in terms of walking terrain and swimming options. The young kids could wade in the water and the adults could take turns swimming in deeper water into the rocks. There is also a cafe so you can get a meal if you didn't bring... More

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