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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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Expensive, but well worth it, children welcome

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
31 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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 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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276 reviews 276 reviews
172 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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 

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 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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 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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