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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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perfect to learn for kids

its just a wow for kids to lean a lot of stuff, opening hours all day. free for in-house guests. use audio guide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Muscat, Oman
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience! We needed to book the visit because we slept in a Hotel at Sur. The guide provided a lot of explanation and was really aware about Turtles confort. Even if photos are prohibited, all this trip is printed in our minds!! Coming from Abu Dhabi, we were also surprised by this cool temperature in Ras al Jinz area....very... 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 review and the encouraging comments on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful visit experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. We look forward to see you again! Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

its just a wow for kids to lean a lot of stuff, opening hours all day. free for in-house guests. use audio guide.

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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 review and the encouraging comments on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. We look forward to see you again! Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You can find Green Turtles almost through out the year. There is Museum also at the location which is very informative on Turtle's life cycle, history, mythological mentions. They charge 1 RO per person for the Museum. You can opt to stay in the Hotel there. Turtles can be seen at night 8.30 or early morning 4.30. Ticket Price to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review posted on Trip Advisor. We are happy to note that you have enjoyed your visit at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We would also like to thank you for your very kind words in relation to the reserve the staff and the natural habitat. It was a pleasure having you and... More 

Muscat, Oman
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you are visiting Muscat or Sur, this place is surely NOT to be missed. The Turtle Reserve located at Ras Al Jinz (about an hour's drive from Sur city centre) is one place you can watch turtles coming from the sea and laying eggs on the beach. While this can be seen only late night/early morning, it is worth... 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 review and the encouraging comments on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful stay experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. We look forward to see you again! Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went to Oman in January, and eventhough it was the low season for turtlewatching, we still managed to have an overwelming experience. We woke up around 4 am and headed out with a small group of tourists. We saw it all!!! Baby turtles heading to the sea, adult turtles doing the same and even some of them laying eggs.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review posted on Trip Advisor. We are happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We would also like to thank you for your very kind words in relation to the reserve the staff and the natural habitat. It was a pleasure having you and... More 

Sur, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I have seen hundreds of attractions in the world but the experience of watching green turtles at Ras Al Jinz Scientific and Research Centre in Ras Al Jinz Near Sur in Oman has been incredible. It is not only the turtle watching that thrilled us, it is the management of the centre, the role of guides, maintenance of the property... More 

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

Dear Guest, It was such a pleasure reading your review on Trip Advisor, and we are most delighted that you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Thank you for appreciating our service, amenities and staff. In our endeavor to provide the best possible experience to all our valued guests, such impressions as yours are definitely an encouragement to us. It... More 

Al Muladdah, Al Batinah, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Ras Al Jinz turtle reserve is a place where the turtles come out to nest/lay eggs once in 3 years. My recommendation would be that you should be visiting this reserve during June-August as there will be many mothers who return to the same area to lay the eggs and if visit this reserve area during other time of... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for the delightful review on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know that you had a wonderful time at Ras Al Jinz. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very well organised Turtle Watching Tour in night as we all enjoyed very real experience of Turtle hatching .

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your feedback posted on this website. Please visit us again. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Been there last year u need to make booking before go and it didnt worth we hardly seen two turtles while i met ppl who visited Ras Al Hadd which is free and they seen more what we seen. U have to pay 3 omr per person not worth at all.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your feedback posted on this website. Please visit us again. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I am not sure why there are separate entries for Ras al Jinz turtle reserve and Ras Al Jinz scientific and visitor center. They are the same place. I have just submitted a review under the turtle reserve listing. Here is what I said: Ras al Jinz markets itself as a turtle reserve but in reality it is a family... 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 feedback posted on this website. We are extremely sorry to note your dissatisfaction and apologize for the inconvenience caused. We have carefully gone through your each & every input given. We will surely take corrective measures for the same. We always appreciate hearing from our visitors as we strongly believe that their... More 

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate  >  Sur

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