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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural
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Muscat, Oman
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

You will be given a Bluetooth headphone and as you go around the sound will activate and you will listen to all information Very very attractive.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Ok, there are two things to review here: the tours and the exhibit. Tours: In a nut shell, it depends on your guide. Our evening guide was very informative and took time to teach us. You could tell he had a good care for the turtles. Our morning guide I could have buried in the sand and left him there... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The eco tents are good. Aircon, fridge, ensuite. They have little verandas you can sit out on so take some cold drinks. Comfortable bed. Tents are located up a hill 1/2km from hotel. You drive up to them. The hotel is pretty basic. Food is edible but not inspiring - only buffet with reasonable choice available. Turtle tour in the... 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! First of all, let me apologize to you for the inconvenience caused during your stay with us. You have been a reason that helps us to stand in unavoidable circumstances. It give me pleasure to inform that we are very much back in full operations. Our brigade is completely charged up... More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I cannot begin to express how disappointed I am that I supported an organization such as this. Based on trip advisor reviews, our group of 14 booked 3 family eco tents a month and a half in advance, making the payment in advance as requested by management. We were greeted by an empty centre. When we were finally met by... 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! First of all, let me apologize to you for the inconvenience caused during your stay with us. You have been a reason that helps us to stand in unavoidable circumstances. It give me pleasure to inform that we are very much back in full operations. Our brigade is completely charged up... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The museum which is part of the Centre is well done and very informative. Spent a very enjoyable 3/4 hour finding out a great deal about turtles before we went to the beach. ( However, the few Omani staff who seemed to be lazing around at the downstairs entrance to the Museum created a bad impression )

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for visit to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and be a part of our turtle guided tour and also visiting our Museum. We do appreciate hearing from our customers, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving our services. we have noted your feedback and will certainly improve on. Please feel free to connect... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

when we arrived we've learned that the guides have been on strike for 5 days and there will be no tour. we've had a booking with them as we stayed at the associated eco tent over night; so they could have let us know upfront. this way we've lost a day and a night and have seen no turtles.

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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! First of all, let me apologize to you for the inconvenience caused during your stay with us. You have been a reason that helps us to stand in those unavoidable circumstances. It give me pleasure to inform that we are very much back in full operations. Our brigade is completely charged... More 

belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, visited with 3 little boys that were really impressed by the size of the turtles nesting... The only BIG disappointment was the inability to take pictures or make videos! I really understood that we couldn't disturb the turtles but if the guide was pointing a light towards the animal what was the matter if we took a picture... More 

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

Dear Sir, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you very much for your feedback posted on this website. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during turtle watching guided tour in respect of taking photograph, this is further to inform that Guide has special light which are designed for pointing lights on Turtle. Turtle... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I don't understand who says "nothing special". Ok I agree that there are too many people (divided in group), and that would be better to be only a few people, but the experience itself is amazing! The guys who guide you are very friendly and they know many things about the turtles. A small bus comes to pick you up... 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. Oman Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We are pleased to note your satisfaction... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Cost to travel to the reserve from your hotel is pricey. Saw a mother turtle burying her eggs and some baby turtles making their way to the ocean.

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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 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wow this has to have been one of the best experiences of my life. The staff were knowledgeable and very professional yet treated us as adults. They took us straight to see a turtle laying eggs and allowed us all to view it. Then we watched baby turtles newly hatched make there way to the sea all whilst watching other... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls in providing the best of services to our valued guests. We thank you for your kind patronage of Ras Al Jinz Scientific and Visitor Center... More 

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