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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur, Oman
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No turtles, but...

OK, so we didn't get to see turtles (not the best season), but the visitor centre and the accommodation in particular were good. Much better than the other 'speciality' lodgings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Patrick B
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Darmstadt, Deutschland
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is average it has some nice displays but some if the interactive displays are worn out and defect. Some information is missing but it provides you a nice overview regarding the turtles here.

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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. Look forward to meet you on... More 

Staymonth=2
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice spot to see the life of turtles and what the preservation efforts are.... most important to go when it is baby turtle hatching season (it was not now in December and January!)

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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 on your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center. We are very happy to have given you a wonderful experience, We look forward to see you again! Best Regards, Vijay Handa Cluster General Manager More 

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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Turtle beach can be visited on your own and it is better to make a phone call and book for the 4 AM morning turtle watch before you leave your base in Muscat or other place in Oman. This way you shall not need a guide separately and there are guides at Ras Al jinz who do the task... 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 experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. We look forward to see you again! Best Regards, Vijay Handa Cluster General Manager More 

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170 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I went to Ras Al Jinz Center and got tickets for 8 p.m. tour. The other tour starts at 4 a.m. Luckily for me, I visited on a full moon night and we were really lucky to see Giant Green Turtles. Our group was lucky to see small baby turtles coming out of an egg and following their instinct and... 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 experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. We look forward to see you again! Best Regards, Vijay Handa Cluster General Manager More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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161 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

OK, so we didn't get to see turtles (not the best season), but the visitor centre and the accommodation in particular were good. Much better than the other 'speciality' lodgings that we stayed at (Jabel Shams Resort and Desert Retreat Camp): better rooms, better dinner, better breakfast and very friendly staff.

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Thank Patrick B
Vijay H, General 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 stay at 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 Cluster General Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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260 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We went more for the drive, but there was nothing much to see other than another beach, and to check out the rooms at the resort. The eco-tents looked nice, but were pricey. Some were ocean facing and had a better outlook than others (#23, 24)

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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 review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

awesome place you must visit is, the wild life and turtles are amazing, will organized and hotel is available

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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 

Muscat, Oman
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95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I took the early morning tour (5am), the tour was organized good, but unfortunately it was in the low season for turtles, so we ended up seeing one turtle only, as they explained, June, July and August are the turtle season. but the beach it self and the morning sea view will make u satisfied with the place

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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. Look forward to meet you on your next visit. Best Regards, Vijay Handa General Manager More 

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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

If you deel turtles should not be disturbed at all, stay away. If you want to see turtles with as much respect as possible, this is a as good a place as anywhere. We did not stay in the hotel but drove here from Sur which works perfectly fine. November is a low season month but we saw a turtle... 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 at 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 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Room dingy, clean enough, but bathroom smelt of sewage. Hotel needs thorough refurbishment. Food buffet only and unappetising and uninteresting. Turtle rangers on strike when we were there, though in the end one took us to the beach for 15 minutes (you are not allowed to go on your own at night) but said as it wasn't turtle season there... 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 and its almost a year now... More 

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