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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Address: Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman
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Turtle Reserve Guided Tour!

A group of us drove to here in the middle of night reaching the center at 2.30 AM. The guy at the reception asked us if we had made any reservations. Since we didn't have any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
thedesertwanderer
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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268 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of us drove to here in the middle of night reaching the center at 2.30 AM. The guy at the reception asked us if we had made any reservations. Since we didn't have any prior reservation we were told to come back at 3.45 AM for the tickets. Luckily we got the tickets, being holiday seasons it was... 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 Guided Turtle Tour experience, and to have been able to make it memorable and unique. I will share your positive reviews with my team members. We... More 

Muscat, Oman
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ras Al Jinz Scientific Centre is around an hour outside the town of Sur. Since it is a scientific centre, the hotel facilities are bare minimum (though comfortable enough). The restaurant serves buffet but nothing to write home about. But that is not what you are here for!!! Our check-in was smooth all thanks to Mr. Abhay at the front... 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. I will share your positive reviews with my team members. We look forward to... More 

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only 2 shows one at 4 am and one at 8 pm you have to book in advance we went to the 4 am show and it was adventurous with kids to wake up and travel 40 minutes at 2.30 am but that was part of the fun experience ! Watching the turtles in their natural enviornment as... More 

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice simple museum with interesting facts about turtles n the area..different kinds of turtles and facts about them. A short documentary to watch at the beginning which is insightful. One remark only ,the facility was hot I guess our visit was too early n the morning at 9.15 so the museum has just opened so probably the AC was... 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 your feedback posted on this website. At Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, we take pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction. We deeply value your relationship with Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and are committed to provide you and all our visitors with the highest level of... More 

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the very few places in the world for Turtle Beach Safari at night at 8.30 pm & 4 am. You can actually see turtle laying Eggs... Good 2 km walk to the Beach on a starry Night.

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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. I am glad to know that you had a memorable trip even on a starry night. We thank you for your kind patronage of Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

Irvine, California
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One has to be ready to be disappointed in case that there aren't many, or any, turtles. Make sure that you check the best times during the year for the best viewing opportunities. Even though there weren't that many turtles during my visit, I was impressed by the efforts made by the staff to provide their guests with a memorable... 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 your feedback posted on this website. At Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, we take pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction. We deeply value your relationship with Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and are committed to provide you and all our visitors with the highest level of... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience to see how Turtles behaves and act during the night. Take one night in ECO tents, enjoy adventure. Tents are fully equiped, 5 stars. Morning sunrise as amazing.

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

ear 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 

Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a memorable experience watching those huge turtles in pitch dark under star filled sky above with divine voice of the waves and chill breeze. Really mesmerizing..Please don't miss the morning tour with those friendly guides . Overall it's a must see getaway place and staying in that luxury tent , up hill is a different experience all together .... 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 for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that your stay at our Reserve was memorable and you enjoyed the Turtle Viewing trip. Your positive feedback about the Reserve is deeply appreciated and... More 

Sohar, Oman
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Seriously, a great place to go see the magnificent turtles. The staff are knowledgable and there's no hard sell on anything, even in the gift shop!

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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 for your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! I am pleased to note that our facilities were up to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the Reserve is deeply appreciated and has been communicated to all the members of... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Got there to see the Turtles. Ok, Turtles are there, but conditions for watching them are not good. Turtles are only there at night. You can't bring light because they are sensitive to light. Then you go with a large 25 people group and you won't be authorized to move around. You must stick to the group. So 25 people... 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 feedback posted on this website. We are extremely sorry to note your dissatisfaction regarding the number of guest in each group as we understand your concern. Our guides are professionally trained and our priority is always to take utmost care of each turtles. We welcome your feedback and we will certainly look... More 

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