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Wadi Bani Khalid

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Address: Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Be prepared to swim here!

The signs tell you not to swim here but at the encouragement of our local guide, we were quick to give it a go. As you put your feet into the cooler water the first thing you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradley G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The signs tell you not to swim here but at the encouragement of our local guide, we were quick to give it a go. As you put your feet into the cooler water the first thing you are struck with, are the small fish keen to nibble at your toes, which can be a bit of a scare if you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most picturesque places in Oman. Luckily when I was there it was almost empty of tourists and the experience was even better and allowed great pictures to be taken. Hike up the gorge for some good swimming inbeteeen the steep cliffs. Definitely recommend that place, great stop between Nizwa and Sur.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There might be even more beautiful Wadis in Oman, but Bani Khalid is one worth seeing it. The water area closed to the parking is quite crowded, so - If you are able - walk deeper into the Wadi where you find less people and quiet spots for swimming.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in March end of the season. It's all asfalt except the last 500m walking to the small lake in front of the restaurant. During high season (dec-feb) up to 3500 people visit the place. It's part of the (guided) tourist tour scene. However when we visited (9:09am) a group left, leaving the place almost alone for us. We... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went there in February and is absolutely a must place to visit when you visiting Oman. Spend a night about 25 km to the wadi and about 30 minutes driving through winding road. Easily access with rented car. Great surrounding the moment you arrive, no worries about parking area, you can park nicely , walk about 10 minutes or less... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on a Friday, so it was probably it's busiest. Lots of rock pools to swim and places to picnic.

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Thank Alf B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Nature made swimming pool. Excellent day trip place with options for children, adults and older ones. Deep diving, normal swimming all at one place. Reasonable Restaurant with toilets.

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Thank Nanda K
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for picnik, you can refresh yourself in natural swimming pools very warm and clean water. Amazing rocks around you. You can also visit the small bar on the way. You will see the water system of local people, very nice. Just one toilet in bar far away from our picknik place.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

You love to swim in warm water between white rocks? That's what you can do there! It's amazing!!! First you have a beautiful little hike, then you fill wind the turquise pools. There is even a small restaurant with a nice terrasse for those who prefer to relax. Just try to avoid the Omani Weekend, it's getting really busy then!

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Thank Sybille K
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit and easy drive there. Walk is short. Kids can swim and also can you. We were there on not so crowded day and it was fine. You can explore further on and find few pools. Unfortunately wadi is quite commercialized so it misses that nature touch. We walked/climbed to the caves but nothing interesting there. Still... More 

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