Wadi Bani Khalid, Muscat

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#2 of 13 in Parks in Muscat
Dip in an emerald green pool amidst limestone cliffs fringed with vegetation at Wadi Bani Khalid, a striking landscape cut into the Al Hajar mountains. Admire waterfalls pouring over boulders, explore caves with strange light, and snap photos of the green and red rocks--the result of copper oxide and iron ore. A scenic hike will take you to natural springs, through plantations and villages. A traditional Omani village en route has all the basic tourist facilities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Wadi Bani Khalid by using our Muscat vacation planning tool .
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  • My boyfriend and I stayed in this wadi after the desert. Easy to reach even with a regular sedan, at the entrance there is a parking lot. The first pool is very touristy: there is a restaurant that offers only buffet (4 OMR per person). We ate them and didn't like it very much. hygiene leaves something to be desired and is full of groups of tourists. You can access the pool only with appropriate clothing (shorts below the knee and short-sleeved T-shirt). We have climbed the river to get to the most hidden pools: the route is feasible with sneakers and shoes for the rocks. I recommend buying waterproof bags for the strokes in the water. The scenery is very nice, worth a visit but definitely the wadi shab, less touristy and more adventurous we liked more.
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  • Wadi Bani Khalid seems to be really popular among locals who flock here on weekends by the thousands. As you might guess this unfortunately also means that this wadi is way more crowded than others in...  more »
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  • A wonderful wadi in Oman, a must visit tourist attraction. A rare place where you can see deep mountain ranges, caves and low depth water pools in one area.
  • Wadi Bani Khalid is Nice place to spend your holiday. Bani Khalid is one of the most stunning wadis in Al Sharqiyah region and one of the most famous wadis in Oman. The wadi has a constant flow of water all year round, and pools and lakes are scattered over its area. It is surrounded by a few mountains from different directions, creating a unique and extremely beautiful natural scene.
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