Wadis


The Sink Hole

The Sink Hole or Hawiyat Najm Park is situated in the Dabab area of Wilayat Qurayat, Muscat Governorate, and can be reached via the road linking Qurayat to Sur. It is a deep natural depression filled with water, called Hawiyat Najm. The locals say that a meteor fell on this spot of land, resulting in the natural depression and forming a small lake.


Wadi Al Arbaeen

Wadi Al Arbaeen is located in the Al Sharqiyah region in Oman.Wadi Al Arbaeen (وادي الـعـربـيـيـن) also spelled Wadi Al Arabiyeen or Wadi Al Arabieen, is one of the best outdoors places in Oman. Wadi Al Arbaeen is not very accessible due to the lack of signage, and the stretch of off-road that you need to get through. However, you should definitely visit if you enjoy taking a dip in fresh water pools, which are in abundance here, and want to experience the serenity of walking through a wadi that feels very untouched. You almost get an eerie feeling wading through the wadi, especially further in.


Wadi Al Khoudh

Wadi Al Khoudh (وادي الخوض) is a popular wadi located next to the old Khoudh Village in Muscat. Wadi Al Khoudh is a very popular attraction for Muscat residents to visit, especially lovers of off-road driving and wadi bashing . However, even if you’re not into off-roading, Wadi Al Khoudh is still well worth a visit due to its clear water pools, green outcrops and the beautiful rock formations surrounding it.


Wadi Bani Awf

Wadi Bani Awf (وادي بني عوف), also spelled Wadi Bani Awuf, is a large wadi in wilayat Al Rustaq in the South Batinah Governorate of Oman. The wadi covers a large area with several villages and lots of cool attractions worth visiting, including the famous Snake Canyon! The route through Wadi Bani Awuf goes through beautiful scenery and connects all the way to Balad Sayat in Al Dakhiliya region by crossing the Hajar Mountains and offers some of the best off-road driving experience you can find in Oman.


Wadi Bani Khalid

Wadi Bani Khalid is located 203 kilometres (126 miles) from Muscat. Take the Bidbid Sur Road in Al Sharqiyah South Governorate, which forks into a side road leading to wilayat Bani Khalid , then weaves up across the eastern AlHajar Mountains to Bida village deep in the mountains. There you can enjoy the spectacular views of the fertile valley with its spreading trees and abundant water that tumbles down as waterfalls in some areas to form natural pools of water.


Wadi Bani Kharous

This wadi is located in Wilayat AlAwabi, Al Batinah South Governorate. This is one of the best known Omani wadis. A visitor to Wadi Bani Kharous is attracted by its fascinating flora and fauna and beautiful landscapes. You are curious to discover unknown sights in its various villages. The landscape casts a magic spell, and the gentle breeze woos you to love its nature, air, and water, an irresistible trio.


Wadi Damm

Wadi Dhum (وادي ضــم) also spelled Wadi Damm or Wadi Dham, is a wadi located in Al Dhahirah region of Oman. Wadi Dhum can be reached either from Ibri or Bahhal/Nizwa.It is a seasonal wadi, dry much of the year. It relies on the rain which gathers in its water ponds.


Wadi Darbat

Wadi Darbat is located in Salalah (Dhofar Governorate). This wadi carves its way through hills and highlands until it reaches Khawr Ruri, where it empties into the Arabian Gulf.

During autumn, the wadis water descending from the mountains forms magnificent waterfalls cascading from a height of up to 30 metres (100 feet). The wadi is distinguished by its virgin nature and thick botanical cover, in addition to a natural spring and a number of caves. The wadis water is the source of the water filling Teeq Caves cells .


Wadi Shab

Located in Al Sharqiyah South Governorate, in an a place called Tiwi that is part of Sur. It is a 1 hour and 40 minute drive from the centre of Muscat. Areas of this wadi are only accessible by boat, which makes it a good idea to book a trip if you want to make the most of the wadi.