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Wadi Shab

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Best Time: Late February to early April Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Muscat Check Flights

"The Glorious and Serene Wadi Shab!"

Wadi Shab Tourism

The beautiful Wadi Shab is an extremely famous outdoor attraction for locals and tourists in Oman. The beautiful wadi, surrounded by picturesque hills, date palms and the gorgeous waterfall inside one of the caves in the mountain is what keeps this place packet during peak season. However, to reach there you will need to hike for about 40 minutes. The hike takes you through a beautiful but rugged path where you will see two to three pools where you can swim. You could even dive into the pools from the mountain cliffs or from inside the cave! 

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Nightlife in Wadi Shab

At Wadi Shab, there is no nightlife present. If you wish to go to a bar, there is one at the Sur Beach Holiday named Captain's Bar. This is the best place to drink, dance and meet other foreigners in Sur.If you'd like to experience the nightlife of the locals, you can go to the Restaurant and Coffeeshop cafe. Here, you wil see many locals singing songs and drinking Kahwa (Omani traditional coffee).

Shopping in Wadi Shab

Although Wadi Shab is a famous tourist destination, it is does not have any souvenier shops or food trucks of any kind. If you wish to shop, you can go to Emaad Sur Shopping Centre or the Sur Gate Project. These are the two shopping malls located in Sur.

Restaurants and Local Food in Wadi Shab

With influences from Persia, India and North Africa, Omani food is very unique and delicious! A traditional Omani dish is Arsia, which is Lamb meat that is cooked with rice. Another dish is the Maqbous, which is rice with saffron that is cooked over red meat. For dessert, a very popular dish in Oman is the Halwa, which is a sticky sweet made of gelatin, fates and rosewater.

There are no restaurants in Wadi Shab. Sur is the closest place to find good eateries. It is located 58 kms or a 1.5-hour drive from Wadi Shab.  Some good restaurants in Sur that serve middle-eastern food are the Sahari Restaurant as well as the Bab Al Khair Restaurant. The Sur Sea Restaurant serves excellent sea food.
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How To Reach Wadi Shab

The best way to reach Wadi Shab is to fly to Muscat and then drive to Sur.

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