Oman

From Muscat to Sur

A trip between the sea and the mountains

Petr Liška
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From Muscat to Sur
Inserted: 23.02.2019
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From Muscat to Sur, it's only about 200 kilometers along the perfect highway, so if you hurry, you'll be there in a moment. But there are so many attractions near this route that you can count on at least two to three days before you get there. You will see an interesting coastline in the Bandar al Khiran Protected Area, the impressive Wadi Dayqah Dam, the famous Wadi Ash Shab and Wadi Tiwi gorges and, of course, the unique bathing hole in Bimmah Sinkhole.

1 day

On the first day you will have a ride around the coast with the opportunity to swim several times on semi-deserted beaches. From Muscat, take the old road first to the town of Al Bustan with its beautiful beach. Another option for swimming is in Yity. End the morning in the Bandar Khayran Protected Area. In the afternoon, take the shortcut through the Wadi Mayh Valley to the highway and drive to Oman's most famous dam, Wadi Dayqah.

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Swimming in Al Bustan

Instead of three faces

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| Altitude: 5 m / 16 ft

Al Bustan is quite an interesting location. On the one hand, there is a sleepy fishing village and a long… continue reading

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Stop in Yiti

Swimming at the end of the world

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| Altitude: 1 m / 3 ft

Yiti is a small fishing village. The fact that it is basically just a short distance from Muscat has… continue reading

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Trip to Bandar Khayran

Omani fjords

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| Altitude: 39 m / 128 ft

Bandar Khayran is a protected area of small peninsulas located about 40 kilometers east of Muscat. You will… continue reading

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Ride through Wadi Mayh

An interesting acronym for the little-visited valley

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| Altitude: 62 m / 203 ft

If you take the coastal road from Muscat to Bandar Khiran National Park, for example, and then plan to… continue reading

Road to Wadi Dayqah

After passing Wadi Mayh, we connect to the highway, which the road quickly runs through. In addition, there is light traffic. The peculiarity of the Omani highways is that there are lamps along their entire length, so they are illuminated at night. After a 60-kilometer drive, near the town of Queyrat, we descend in the direction of Wadi Dayqah. The last 20 kilometers and one larger town await you on the way, where it is possible to buy supplies.

Road to Wadi Dayqah
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

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Trip to Wadi Dayqah Dam

The most famous dam in Oman

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| Altitude: 126 m / 413 ft

Wadi Dayqah Dam is one of the newest attractions in Oman. It was opened only in 2012 and became the largest… continue reading

Day 2

The next day is the turn of hiking and exploring the beautiful local canyon – Wadi. Along the way, it pays to freshen up in the amazing half-cave Bimmah. If you have more time it is definitely worth spending a day more here and exploring both gorges in more detail. Anyway, it's only 40 kilometers from Tiwi to Sur

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Swimming in Bimmah Sinkhole

Magical swimming in a cave with a sunken ceiling

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| Altitude: 20 m / 66 ft

Between Thibab and Bimmah you will find one of the great Omani attractions – Bimmah Sinkhole. It is a lake… continue reading

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Walk to the lakes in Wadi Ash Shab

One of the most beautiful wadi of Oman

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| Altitude: 178 m / 584 ft

A walk to the lakes of Wadi Ash Shab is one of the most beautiful short hikes you can take in Oman. A great… continue reading

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Hike into the interior of the Wadi Ash Shab gorge

Where tourists don't go

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| Altitude: 152 m / 499 ft

Almost all tourists who visit the beautiful Wadi Ash Shab gorge will end their pilgrimage by the swimming… continue reading

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Stop in Wadi Tiwi

On the edge of the famous valley

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| Altitude: 56 m / 184 ft

Two beautiful and famous valleys lead to the town of Tiwi. Wadi Ash Shab is considered more beautiful due to… continue reading

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23.02.2019 18:37
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