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Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center

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Superb place to see turtles

Ok the hotel is pretty basic, and food is ok, but your not going for the hotel you want to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
coudshor
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Exciting visit so see turtles lay eggs

The tour is mostly an evening affair, so bring with you a torch,but let your guide lead you anyway... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Pete_Br_27
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was so looking forward to this part of the holiday. We decided to go early morning at 4:45 am so that we could be sure we would see the turtles... However our guide did warn us that it was of season and chances may be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we said in Sur, we arrived early at 6pm to sign up for the 8:30 tour (its on a first come first serve basis) and visited the museum for an hour which is amazing, with so much information! then we decided to have dinner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok the hotel is pretty basic, and food is ok, but your not going for the hotel you want to see the turtles. Book into the hotel which includes 2 guided tours to the turtle beach. One is at night 9pm but this can get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are too many people in one group. It is impossible not to disturb a turtle when 25 people stand around and are not disciplined enough not to use light sources. Turtles were visibly stressed. Amazing idea and I believe it is still possible to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

May have been good when installed but many exhibits not functioning when we visited. Nearly requested money back, but didn't want to embarrass the lovely girl at the desk.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The tour is mostly an evening affair, so bring with you a torch,but let your guide lead you anyway. By the moonshine the atmosphere is magis and you actually do not need additional light. It can get rather cold and windy during the night, so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve!! Thank you for your review, i am pleased to read you enjoyed your visit at the reserve. I am pleased to hear that you found your trip was up to your liking & thank you for...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

The tour by night was amazing. It costs 7 rial if you're not a hotel guest. Guide was very friendly and answered a lot of questions. We even saw small baby turtles coming out of the sand and some big ones coming out for laying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Dear guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve!! Thank you for your review, i am pleased to read you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff such attentive. It will be my pleasure to share...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018

The experience of seeing a turtle building its nest on the beach in starlight is a unique one and I would not want to miss it, although the organisation of the tour lacked personel to cope with the amount of people on the beach. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to our hotel. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding the guided tour experience. This is certainly not what our guests have come to expect. I discussed your feedback...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

It was really good and memorable stay in ras al jinz.The staff is very attentive. Special thanks to all.surely recommend.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Dear guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve!! Thank you for your review, i am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff such attentive. It will be my pleasure to share your...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

The concept of the Reserve is excellent, our Turtle Viewing experiences was exceptional, we got to see several stages of the turtles coming to the beach, laying eggs, covering eggs, to returning back to the water... Our guide Soud was very informative. We stayed for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Vijay H, Manager at Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve! Thank you for staying with us and for taking out time to leave us a review. We appreciate and value all of our guests feedback - they are our control system. Please accept my sincere apologies...More

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mohdkej
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Aulani M | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay at the hotel so we had to call, and I did get through when calling from in Oman. What the hotel said to do was to arrive at the hotel for 7pm, pay your entry to join a tour group, and then we all had to wait... More
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pdaetty
August 30, 2017|
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Response from RobbieA1976 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is possible to see turtles all year, but the best month is August when there can be 100 per night! We were there in April and saw 2 at night, and 1 in the early morning. Best to contact the centre to check.
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Louise C
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Response from ozair k | Reviewed this property |
This is turtle season from May till Oct . There are two option either to stay at Turtle beach reserves or you can stay at SUR or Ras AL Hadd (Turtle beach resort). Turtle beach reserve is 1 hour drive where as from Ras al... More
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