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Wadi Bani Khalid

Address: Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's hard to imagine driving 25km into the mountains from the main road and then finding this stunning oasis. If you want to swim here you can ...the water is clear and full of small fish. There is a coffee shop/small restaurant and toilet. If you are fit enough then you can walk over the rocks for about 1km to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This Wadi is really beautiful and well worth the visit. The natural beauty is quite spectacular and you are left in awe most of the time. However, the start of the Wadi is a bit too kitsch. It's all man made and looks a bit like a tacky water park. That wasn't very nice, but it's really worth it when... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You simply have to visit as many of these Wadi's as you can to get a real understanding of the way of life for the people who live in and around them. Great for treaking or in this case taking a refreshing swim. You will need to be careful about the timing of the visit because all the wadi's can... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

the Wadi has been upgraded and there are facilities for food and drinks now. The Wadi has a number of swimming holes but you are expected to wear knee to ankles outfits which nullifies the whole swimming experience, somewhat. Worth while to refresh after the dustiness of Muscat .. so go if you can

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Portland, OR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A great place for a swim. The water is so clear and refreshing. If you don't want to swim, just dangle your feet in the water and get a fish pedicure, then explore the rock formations, walk toward the gorge and have a drink at the cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited this place in Diwali vacations . It such an amazing place . It is around 280 km away from Seeb . This reveals true defination of nature . We also get free pedicure . Superb and exotic place . Need to spend atleast two hours . Worth plan for family picnic .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Beautiful Place. Very picturesque and great for taking photos. Also lovely for swimming. Very nice restaurant to seat and just take it all in. Food was ok

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wadi bani Khalid is a pretty large catchment area kept very clean despite of travellers corwding at holidays. It is farther than other popular wadis in Oman from a town. Unless you drive to Ibra, Wahiba Sands, Al Ashkharah, Sur, Ras al Hadd, you may not visit this magnificient wadi. There is a restaurant and bathroom facility. You need to... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Once you park in the carpark it is a short walk along the falaj system to the first pools and the small cafe, which offers a buffet lunch. It gets more crowded around this section but the more you are willing to trek into the wadi there are more pools, each one more secluded. There is also a cave, about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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