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“Good ideas, nice creative presentation”

Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Sur
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Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good ideas, nice creative presentation”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

please more maintenance and more focus on the gift shop, including opening hours in line with visitor presence.

Visited April 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The turtle watching was excellent and well worth the trip. If you don't have a functional GPS, the signage to the place is not great.

Visited April 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Could be so much better”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Eco-tents are very good indeed. Staff and organisation of the trips to the beach area will take you back to all the worst things about Eastern European countries during the communist era. One morning, they just failed to materialise, so we went solo. Restaurant surprisingly good.

Visited March 2013
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Padua, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Unforgetable moments”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Had the chance to see Green Turte on thebeach at 4.00 am.
The experience was unforgetable because I saw the turtle lays eggs. Later cover them with the sand and later, with the sun rising, return into the sea. I really suggest this experience to everyone.

Visited April 2013
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England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Turtles on a beach if not entirely natural”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were concerned about the likelihood of seeing the turtles in the low-season (we visited in early April) but booked the 4am tour and hoped for the best (staying in Ras al Hadd which was a 20 minute drive and half the price). We were quite lucky and managed to see three nesting females on the beach as well as a hatchlings that 'arrived' in a pick-up truck. I'm conflicted as to the recommendation - we were able to see nesting turtles, the guides were knowledgeable and the sunrise on the beach was lovely; however, there are clearly aspects of the experience (such as the baby turtles being deposited in front of us from a bucket) that were not natural (I dread to think of where these had been kept) and the guides had very little control over the other tour members who effectively chased the mother turtles back to the sea and blinded the hatchlings with flash.

Visited April 2013
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