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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a must see! Easy to find and good access to the area. You can either swim in the river or walk by it on the rocks all the way to the small waterfall. If you are adventurous enough, you can go further on searching for the cave. There is a restaurant with really nice view over the area, but the place is big enough you can enjoy your private picnic. Have in mind women have to swim in t-shirts and shorts.

Thank Kaja L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a bit of drive, and when you park you have a short "tricky" walk to the site (not wheelchair accessible), but when you get there it is a such a fabulous site, beautiful clear water, lush vegetation and a cafe too if you want to just sit in the shade and admire or else you can plunge in

Thank MikeFo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These pools were wonderful. Swam in the waters away from the main sight so we didn’t have to swim fully clothed.

Thank Denise O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A long drive along dusty roads and then you see the greening of the dessert. Lush plant growth and the sound of a stream prepares you as you walk along a path to the pools. The water is silk and inviting as is the weathered water hole carved by rain water runoff and the perennial springs of the wadi. Local families, tourists and the occasional sheep all enjoy the cool waters. Take a dip in the clear pools and get a free pedicure. The tiny fish nibble at your dead skin. Secure in the knowledge that they can't be caught. The restaurant has a buffet which is unremarkable but the Jordanian owner gives you the sweetest Omani dates when asked. It's a long drive from Muscat but worth it just to understand the transformative powers of a waterhole.

Thank MeenMenon
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Located in Al Sharqiyah region, about 3 hours drive from Muscat, nice get away from the city, Nice place for picnic.

Thank lisse1028
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

The Wadi is nice.Not so much indications to reach it.The walked extension for the wadi is almost limited.The first km you find all the pools, more 500 metres is present the Muqal Cave.The cave is quite rough without the presence of mineral formations or stalagmites or stalagmites. After 2.5km along the Wadi all finish for the obstacle of big rocks (I wasnt table to find any passage).This attraction is almost commercial.It's present one restaurant. Nothing more.Disappointed.

Thank Angelo O
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

The scenery around this Wadi makes it spectacular. It is quite a trek up to the caves at the top of the Wadi but after achieving this you get to swim all the way back down. Lots of freshwater fish to see too. I have been to this Wadi about 4 times and combine it with a trip to the neighbouring Wahiba Sands. It is definitely a huge attraction for the Country.

Thank AmandaWiltshire
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Bani Khalid is much more commercial than other Wadi’s. You need to walk a long way to get away from the sound of people, unfortunately you can’t walk far enough to get away from the graffiti and rubbish. The day before we went to Wadi Shab at Tiwi. It was paradise - pristine and silent. Maybe if I came here first I would rate higher but today is was a disappointment.

1  Thank Ngilai
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Oman in summer season, I highly recommend to enjoy the cool natural water pools of Wadi Bani Khalid

Thank Harith A
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Loved Wadi Bani Khalid! A bit hard to find but well worth it. Cool swim and very nice stone formations at the “second level”.
To find it, turn east near the gas station at the highway and follow the small paved road (2WD no problem at all) for about 25km. There are signs available where to turn left in a small village down the road. Where the road ends there are parking available. From the parking area it is a five minute walk following a small stream. In the first pool covered clothing is required. On the second more beautiful pool western style swim Ware is allowed even if ladies preferably should cover with a t-shirt rather than bikini. From the second pool it’s about a km to swim/walk to the cave with the waterfall. The day we went was too hot for that walk though since we had kids 2 years up, and therefor we spent time in the second pool.

2  Thank Roger L
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