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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Doha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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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 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Winter is not the best time for turtle viewing, we saw just 1 turtle in the whole beach making its nest. Very beautiful and clear sky.

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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 

Bonn
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

the visitior center features a museum. all information concerning turtles and turtels in Oman are provided. most of the interactive exhibits were broken prepare your live turtel watch

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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 have noted your feedback and will certainly improve on. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your overall experience. Please feel free to connect with... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The stay at the center in one of the Eco friendly tents and watching the turtles coming to lay eggs in the night was an awesome experience. Two tours are conducted by the center at 9pm and another at 5 pm. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. The general manager was very hospitable. All this made our visit to... 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 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
169 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, this welcoming hotel is comfortable and friendly. The "luxury" tents are fun though I'd hardly say luxurious. The food is cafeteria style and passable at best. The excursion to see the turtles is packed with tourists but as a guest of the hotel you get first dibs. This makes it all worthwhile. A crowded but... 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 you enjoyed our Eco Tents. Thank you once again for choosing Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and we will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'd give the turtles we saw both mothers and one day old babies 5 stars as they are the attractions, not the centre itself. Attended an evening visit to the beach with 197 others, in groups of about 30 who are driven down by bus to the beach with a guide and then ushered round and bussed back. The female... 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 have noted your feedback and will certainly improve on. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your overall experience. Please feel free to connect with... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We booked the tour at 5am and it was a small group with 30 persons. We saw some turtles, but only one baby. It was very nice. Not take the evening tour. It is very crowded. Its limited to 200 people but its to much, the people told us. We stay overnight in ras al hadd beach resort. A lovely... 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 thank you for your kind patronage... More 

Pau, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

unbelievable experience, we went with 2 young children and they loved it... bit scary for them at start as we have to walk for 10 minutes from the reserve to the beach in the middle of the dark and waiting for couple of minutes till the personnel scouting the turtle but after that it was amazing. we had a very... 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 thank you for your kind patronage... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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232 reviews 232 reviews
81 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I just came here last night. January is very low season so I had low expectations, instead... We got to see 2 turtles swim to the ocean, and one turtle nesting and laying eggs. YAY! We saw it in the night tour (was suppose to start at 8,30, but really we were the first group and left at 9, so... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at 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 have noted your feedback and will certainly improve on. we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your overall experience. Please feel free to connect with me... More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was for sure a great experience; to see turtles lay and hide their eggs. The staff was polite, informative, and even tried their best to find baby sea turtles but unfortunately could not. Don't miss this.

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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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