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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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Wonderful experience, Must visit one time.

Excellent Experience , If you are unable to get accommodation at Ras Al Jinzz you can stay at Ras Al Hadd or SUR from there you can travel, There are two timings for turtle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ozair k
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Xavier M
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 

Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organized facility, with helpful tour guides, friendly staff and a brilliant chance to see the turtles laying eggs.

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Thank ikhan94
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 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Experience , If you are unable to get accommodation at Ras Al Jinzz you can stay at Ras Al Hadd or SUR from there you can travel, There are two timings for turtle watching 8:30 pm and 4:00 am, You need to to advance booking for turtle watching they will provide you booking number, inform booking number for your... More 

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Thank ozair k
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 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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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got opportunity to see turtles digging the sand to lay eggs and go back to sea. Even we could see the newly hatched turtles coming out of the egg. They asked to report at 3.45 Am, be on time. Turtle watch will start at 4.30AM, you have to be there in the waiting hall with ticket before that.I think early... More 

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Thank jesunoel
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 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 

Muscat, Oman
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Visit from july to oct end. Visit to watch the turtles laying eggs and to know the most amazing things in nature. A visit to the same beach is a must in the day time also - just to see the beauty of the place. The beach is exotic. One often finds dead baby turtles in the sand.. As they... More 

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Thank Rahul V
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 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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience. Best time to visit is June to October. Must see. Lifetime experience. Nicely guided tour. Very well explained and they try and show you the best without disturbing the natural habitat of the turtles. Would recommend it for everyone visiting Oman. Special thanks to the Government for conserving turtles and still keeping it open for public

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Thank Rangoli S
Vijay H, General 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 our services and facilities were up to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the Reserve is deeply appreciated and has been communicated to all... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

It was moving to see a mama sea turtle, she unfortunately for her couldn't lay her eggs that night, the sand was too dry to dig her nest. We also saw a baby turtle and turtle egg shells. The visits are well organized, but there are a lot of people so I'm not sure how stressful this can be for... More 

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Thank Ydad
Vijay H, General 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 our services and facilities were up to your satisfaction. We appreciate your understanding about the room structure and limited access to the beach being... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Reached the visitor center at night in preparation to see the turtles. Unfortunately the turtles decided not to show up on that night. It appears to be a well organised centre. However my only suggestion is that the staff inform the visitors clearly if no tours are going to take place.

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Thank Sunilkn
Vijay H, General 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. Please accept our sincere apology for not being informed about the cancellation of tour. Appearance of turtles is in the hand of nature. We try our best to locate them & wait till last minute so that visitors should not... More 

Philadelphia
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106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We knew that we were staying at Ras Al Jinz not during the peak turtle watching season and, indeed, the night walk did not take place because no turtles were seen. However, we did get a chance in the morning to see a couple of hatchlings which was amazing - I imagine that during the time when more are there... More 

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Thank artprof13
Vijay H, General 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 our services and facilities were up to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the Reserve is deeply appreciated and has been communicated to all... More 

Azaiba
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

As said relaxing.... Ras Al Jinz is a place close to nature. Absolutely calm and relaxing. We were there on the weekend 27th and 28th May. Put up in the Eco Tents. A true luxury. One must experience it. The hotel staff was very welcoming right from staff to the GM Mr. Vijay Handa took great care of us. We... More 

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Thank Parul M
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 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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