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“Nice Break from the Desert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wadi Bani Khalid

Wadi Bani Khalid
Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Private 4x4 Desert and Wadi Safari - Wahiba and...
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Lebanon, New Jersey
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“Nice Break from the Desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you are staying at one of the camps in Wahiba Sands this is an excellent place to escape the midday heat. An easy, well-signposted spot 40-45 minutes from Wahiba.
Avoid weekend and holiday crowds and there is easy parking and a 5 minute walk up to the pools. Nice little gorge, 2 main pools and take a wander up to the cave.
Great spot for a day out with a reasonable restaurant on site with limited menu.

Visited April 2013
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Muscat, Oman
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“Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Beautiful and spectacular - great for swimming and picnics and a starting poing for Wadi trekking - MUST avoid Wed+Thur+Frid and all public holidays jam packed.

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“Scenic beauty in Gulf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Good to visit this place in winter -Nov to Feb.One will enjoy to drive the winding road to reach this wadi.It has natural pools and some greenery around.
There is cave once you trek for 20 minutes.One can take bath in this natural pool.

Visited January 2013
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

fresh water lakes fed by spring in the middle of the desert. Decent simple food and simple clean toilets also used for changing into swimming things.
Great experience although quite basic, which is actually a plus. Brilliant geology and other geography for those interested.

Visited March 2013
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“A Must See in Oman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We spent a couple of hours swimming in and relaxing by this oasis. A beautiful wadi. When you dangle your feet in the water small fish come and nibble your feet - a free pedicure!

Visited March 2013
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