Wadi Shab

 

Wadi Shab, located about 100 km southeast of Muscat, is among the most accessible and spectacular of Oman’s wadis (desert river beds and depressions that become oases with rain).

The natural water pools are known for their vivid green color, and can be swum in. The region is also filled with caves, dramatic cliff formations, sinkholes, and other geologic formations.

Wadi Shab can be accessed from the main coastal road to Sur at the village of Tiwi.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Oriental Nights Rest House

Located on Road 23, Oriental Nights Rest House is an ideal starting point for explorers of Wilayat Bidiya in Muscat. Guests can enjoy free WiFi in the lobby area. All air-conditioned accommodation at Oriental Nights Rest House is warmly decorated. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

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Leading Wings Beach Apartments

Offering a garden, Leading Wings Beach Apartments is located in Sur. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The accommodation has a satellite flat-screen TV. Some units are air conditioned and include a seating and/or dining area. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

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Ras Al Hadd Guest House

Ras Al Hadd Guest House is located in Al Ḩadd, 27 km from Sur. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room has a private bathroom. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$39

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Five Continents Hotel

Five Continents Hotel offers accommodation in Sur. Free private parking is available on site. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26

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Sur Plaza Hotel

The Sur Plaza Hotel is located in the picturesque city of Sur, famous as an old fishing village and traditional manufacturer of dhows. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$78 - $133

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See all hotels in Wadi Shab.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ibra Motel

Ibra Motel

Ibra Motel offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony overlooking the mountains. It has a 24-hour front desk. Alminzfa village, with its shops, restaurants, and historic houses, is just 3 km away. Rooms at Ibra come with a satellite TV. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52 - $44

$52-
Oriental Nights Rest House

Oriental Nights Rest House

Located on Road 23, Oriental Nights Rest House is an ideal starting point for explorers of Wilayat Bidiya in Muscat. Guests can enjoy free WiFi in the lobby area. All air-conditioned accommodation at Oriental Nights Rest House is warmly decorated. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

$55-
Al Areen Hotel Apartment

Al Areen Hotel Apartment

Featuring air conditioning, Al Areen Hotel Apartment offers accommodation in Shāhiq. Free WiFi is available . All units feature a seating area. There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven. A fridge and kettle are also offered. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55

$55-
Qawafel Almamoorh Hotel Apartments

Qawafel Almamoorh Hotel Apartments

Offering a garden, Qawafel Almamoorh Hotel Apartments offers accommodation in Fulayj al Mashāʼikh. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The accommodation comes with a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$59

$59-
Ibra Hotel

Ibra Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Ibra Hotel offers accommodation in Ibrā. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

$65-
Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel

Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel

Bordered by the Gulf of Oman and the mountainous landscape of Sur, this hotel offers spacious accommodation with a private balcony. Its restaurant serves international cuisine and a varied breakfast menu. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$66 - $78

$66-
Resort Sur Beach Holiday

Resort Sur Beach Holiday

Overlooking the Gulf Of Oman, Resort Sur Beach Holiday has its own private beach area and outdoor pool. The bright, spacious rooms have a balcony with views of the town and the Arabian Sea. Each room is air-conditioned and has satellite TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$75 - $780

$75-
Desert Wonders Camp

Desert Wonders Camp

Desert Wonders Camp is situated on Eastern Sands that stretches from Eastern Hajars to the Arabian Sea. Lit by lanterns, the camp offers Bedouin-style accommodation with tents. The camp is Eco friendly and only uses solar systems. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$78

$78-
Sur Plaza Hotel

Sur Plaza Hotel

The Sur Plaza Hotel is located in the picturesque city of Sur, famous as an old fishing village and traditional manufacturer of dhows. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$78 - $133

$78-
Al Sharqiya Sands Hotel

Al Sharqiya Sands Hotel

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Al Sharqiya Sands Hotel is located in Ibrā. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$83

$83-
Wahiba Bedouin Rustic Camp

Wahiba Bedouin Rustic Camp

Located in Wahiba Sand in the North Eastern province, Wahiba Bedouin Rustic Camp offers eco-friendly accommodations. It features private bathrooms, trekking activities and an authentic bedouin experience. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$91

$91-
Resort Ras Al Hadd Holiday

Resort Ras Al Hadd Holiday

Located 60 km east of Sur, Ras Al Hadd Beach Hotel offers 24-hour front desk with luggage storage and laundry services. There is a restaurant serving breakfast buffets and room service is provided as well. Free Wi-Fi is available. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$91 - $135

$91-

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Classic Wadi

Wadi Shab is a classic Wadi -- desert river beds and depressions that sometimes become oases with rain. It is known for the lush pools of water that contrasts with its desert environment and surrounding cliffs.
Scenic Waterways
Wadi Shab is known for its lush pools of water, which are accessible with about a one-hour hike. Local guides can take you to hard-to-find places, like a keyhole cave with a small hole that leads to a swimmable pool under a waterfall inside.
Also of Interest:
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Lowland Mountains
Geologic Formations
Hiking and Trekking

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