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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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Amazing Experience

Beautiful Experience & friendly staff. Although a bit over crowded. DOWN point plenty of fisherman boats and nets and ropes on the beach!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Hadeel H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful Experience & friendly staff. Although a bit over crowded. DOWN point plenty of fisherman boats and nets and ropes on the beach!

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our services. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your overall experience. Please feel free to connect with me at manager@rasaljinz-turtlereserve.com if you have any further questions or... More 

Yorkshire
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Worth visiting - learn about the different types of turtles. we were the only visitors at the time so very quiet but we were 'out of season' as such i.e. not the right tiome to see hatchlings but see previous info regarding our evening visit and experience of seeing a turtle laying and covering its eggs- superb!!

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
57 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

With limited time I passed by in the middle of the day on a Friday. The centre was closed, so walked to the beach, although a kindly staff member (i think) spotted me and drove me there in his pickup. No charge. Its a good 1km walk, but dont let that put you off. What a tremendous location! A truly... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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119 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited one night whilst staying at the Turtle Beach Resort at Ras Al Hadd, we drove the 20 km to Ras Al Jinz and paid the 3 Omani Rial entrance fee each, we had made a reservation through Turtle beach resort. The evening was well run and we were lucky enough to see two green turtles nesting on the... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I have visited the Reserve a few times now with family and friends. It has been an amazing experience every time...the morning turtle tour is a must. And the hospitality of the staff as well as the Eco-tents really make the stay worth it. Definitely recommended when visiting Oman.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. It was truly encouraging for us to read your detailed and descriptive review on Trip Advisor and a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our Luxury Eco Tents. Thank you once again for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and we will look forward to welcoming you again in the... More 

Amman, Jordan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Clean facilities, very informative, and experienced local guides makes this a worthwile experience. Our four year old was more then welcome on the nightly outings, she will never forget.

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Friend and I stayed for one night in tented accommodation. Every amenity you could wish for. Comfortable beds, small but good bathroom. Plenty of open air ventilation and good security. I strongly recommend you stay overnight as you are first in line for evening turtle watching. Restaurant adequate for one a one night stay. Saw turtle laying eggs and another... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. It was truly encouraging for us to read your detailed and descriptive review on Trip Advisor and a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our Luxury Eco Tents. Thank you once again for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and we will look forward to welcoming you again in the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

The experience started with drive from Muscat to the Turtle reserve. Though the drive is quite long, there are many intermediate spots which keep the drive interesting. The normal drive time is around 3 hrs (250 Kms), add atleast 3 hrs more for stops on the way. We were booked in one of the big tents on a hill near... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor and recommending us. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for your kind comments and it would be our pleasure to host you during your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Denmark
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31 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked two tickets at the center on the day of our visit. At this time we also took the time to visit the exhibition and learn more about the four kind of turtles that live in this area. When we arrived at the agreed time in the evening, we had to queue for a long time to pay for... More 

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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our services. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your overall experience. Please feel free to connect with me at manager@rasaljinz-turtlereserve.com if you have any further questions or... More 

Doha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After all the reviews we read, we expected an average place only worth the turtle watching. However to our surprise the hotel is neat , we stayed in the tents which were fab. The restaurant was very neat and clean. The staff were very good. The best part was the awesome turlte beach. Turttle watching was a one of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. It was truly encouraging for us to read your detailed and descriptive review on Trip Advisor and a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our Luxury Eco Tents. Thank you once again for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and we will look forward to welcoming you again in the... More 

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