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Wadi Bani Khalid

Address: Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Private 4x4 Desert and Wadi Safari - Wahiba and...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A must see and gorgeous place... Definitely worth the journey and you can spend a long time just taking in the beauty. We went to Wahiba afterwards which was close by and recommend others to do the same.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

No words can describe it, you yourself has to see it. It is really an oasis. All of a sudden you just drive into a palette of all shades of greenery. And therefore the color of the natural pools are emerald. The middle part is a bit muddy but if you go up a little bit, it becomes crystal-clear. One... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A must stop on your way past it! Offers excellent swimming opportunity. Do not miss letting small fish to collect old skin off your feet and hands. Just stay motionless in shallow water and the fish will be at your feet in a moment...

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A very easy stroll takes you to this magnificent wadi. Beautiful swimming holes and stark scenery contrast with the brilliant blue of the water. The cafe does interfere a bit with the natural beauty of the area, but you can walk past this area for a more pristine experience.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The wadi is beautiful. That I must say first off. The lower pools however do look murky and somewhat dirty. Hike a little way up and they become crystal clear and soooo inviting. Make sure you change before venturing off cos there aren't any change rooms beyond the cafe. the cafe opens at about 8.30am and serves a buffet style... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Several people have written about its beauty but you really understand only once you visit and explore Wadi bani Khalid. We found a few spots where the water was so crystal clear and the landscape so breathtaking we just had to inch our way down from the slippery rocks to swim and enjoy literally every moment. I noticed three hours... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This a place full of trees and ponds of water in the mountain area near the sea.We spent 4 hours there but it was getting dark where we had to leave.Its a good place for adults and kids a like.I enjoyed the quite atmosphere ,fresh air and the isolation this place provides .You don't need a tour to go there... More 

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Muscat, Oman
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've been there last summer with my cousin and we spent the night camping there. The water was warm and we had the whole place just for us from sunrise till 10AM in which people started to show up. The place gets really packed during afternoon and evening hours, especially over weekends. Therefore, I recommend to go during week days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I had visited this beautiful wadi in several occasions. The beauty of this place is so inviting that, whenever i visit Oman, I always try to go and spend some time around its banks.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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