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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The building, as you arrive, is a faceless, windowless and lightless fortress. From the beach side it is completely lit up and can be seen right down to the water's edge.. Did someone get the orientation of this building completely wrong? Given that the newly hatched baby turtles are lured up the beach by the light, to certain death by... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You can learn a lot for the turtles . Very friendly staff and good food in the restaurant . Prices are not height .

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We witnessed the process of the turtles laying eggs, hiding their eggs and returning to the sea. Besides this being a fantastic experience for us, also the staff is really helpful. Everything was taken care of perfectly; the room we stayed in, the friendliness of the staff and the information museum. The guide explained everything with an extraordinary passion which... 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 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 20 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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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

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