Wadi Shab

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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 4 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 14 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 7 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 15 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 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$78 - $133

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See all hotels in Wadi Shab.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Al Basateen Hotel Apartment

Al Basateen Hotel Apartment

Located within a 5-minute drive from the beach, Al Basateen Hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation with a flat-screen TV. The hotel boasts free Wi-Fi in all areas. All apartments and rooms are fitted with dark wooden furnishings. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$94

$94-
Sand Delight Camp

Sand Delight Camp

Sand Delight Camp is friendly environmental site in Wahiba Sands in Sultanate of Oman. It is surrounded by sand dunes. The Camp provides traditional Bedouin tents with shared bathrooms. Sand Delight camp provide comfortable tents. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$104

$104-
Desert Retreat Camp

Desert Retreat Camp

Surrounded by the high sand dunes of Oman’s desert, the eco-friendly Retreat Camp in Sharqiya provides authentic, Arabian-style accommodation in tents. It offers camel rides and tours to nearby locations. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$104 - $208

$104-
Wadi Shab Resort

Wadi Shab Resort

Perched on the hill overlooking the Sea of Oman with back drop of Hajar Mountains, Wadi Shab Resort is situated in Wadi Tawi. It features a private beach area, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$117

$117-
Sifawy Boutique Hotel

Sifawy Boutique Hotel

Air-conditioned rooms and suites with private balconies are offered by this boutique hotel, located in the newly developed resort town of Jebel Sifah. The hotel features 2 restaurants, a large pool and a fitness centre. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$117 - $325

$117-
Safari Desert Camp

Safari Desert Camp

Safari Desert Camp offers accommodation in Al Sharqiyah. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All accommodations are either chalets or tents. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$137

$137-
Le Sifah Resort Apartments

Le Sifah Resort Apartments

Located within Jebel Sifah Resort in Oman, Le Sifah Resort Apartment is surrounded by lush gardens, white sandy beaches and Hajjar Mountains. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$140

$140-
Sands Dream Tourism Camp

Sands Dream Tourism Camp

Offering a barbecue and children's playground, Sands Dream Tourism Camp is set in Shāhiq. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a seating area. Sands Dream Tourism Camp also includes a sun terrace. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$143

$143-
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Located in Ras Al Jinz, the nesting site for green turtles, Ras Al jinz Turtle Reserve offers air-conditioned rooms and cottages with a flat-screen satellite TV. It offers a free private beach area. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$161

$161-
Arabian Oryx Camp

Arabian Oryx Camp

Located in the middle of Sharqiya Sands of Oman’s Empty Quarter, Arabian Oryx Camp offers a Bedouin experience in the desert. It features a typical Arabic restaurant that serves a breakfast and dinner buffet. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$182 - $546

$182-
Desert Nights Camp

Desert Nights Camp

With an unbeatable setting in the silky dunes of the Omani desert, the 5-star Desert Nights Camp offers 26 luxurious Bedouin-style tents for those seeking the ultimate desert adventure holiday. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$299

$299-
Sqlawi Farm

Sqlawi Farm

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and terrace, Sqlawi Farm is situated in Fulayj, 24 km from Sur. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this farm stay is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$312

$312-

Highlighted Interests:

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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.
Other Interests:
Natural
Lowland Mountains
Geologic Formations
Hiking and Trekking

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