Wadi Darbat

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Best Time: June to August Read More

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Wadi Darbat- Salalah

"Explore The Calm Blue Waters & Caves of Wadi Darbat!"

Wadi Darbat Tourism

A beautiful scenic spot for all nature lovers, Wadi Darbat, has picturesque hills surrounding it and a beautiful waterfall. Wadi Darbat is a splendid lush green valley with the surrounding hills having small caves which people can hike up! It's the perfect spot for a little family picnic or a friendly gathering. During the Khareef (monsoon season), the wadi is packed with locals and tourists that have come to enjoy the green landscaped hills. There are many small stalls and restaurants at the valley selling street food like shawarmas, popcorn and ice cream.

Things to do in Wadi Darbat

1. Tawi Attair

Tawi Attair
Past the Wadi Darbat lies the Tawi Atair, which translates to "Well of Birds", containing one of the most gorgeous sinkholes that point to the honeycombed limestones. Get yourself a guide and stroll d (Read More)own a path to the very bottom. The vast Tawi Atair Sinkhole is the world's third-largest sinkhole, as it is 1km long and 200 metres deep.

2. Sumhuram

Sumhuram Archaeological Park is a fascinating archaeological park located in the hills of Dhofar. The archaeological park is also a part museum. The site has been receiving a lot of tourist attraction (Read More) as full-fledged excavations are going around the place digging up the kingdom's glorious past.

3. Mirbat

A scenic town in the Dhofar region, the town of Mirbat contains a fort that has beautiful views of the area. ��The city also has old houses built in traditional Arab architecture. Mirbat also has a be (Read More)autiful underwater world, where you will be able to see turtles, octopus and sharks.

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Daily Budget for Wadi Darbat 

At Wadi Darbat, you will probably spend around OMR 20 per day.

History of Wadi Darbat

The caves around the Wadi were used by the King's forces, together with the British forces to penetrate regions of communist rebels in the 1970s.

Nightlife in Wadi Darbat 

There is no nightlife at Wadi Darbat as it is just a small valley. Moreover, due to the Islamic religion, it is not common to consume alcohol in public places so alcohol is not served at the Wadi. However, most 4 and 5-star hotels have a license to sell alcohol and therefore have bars. You can go to the bars at the Hilton as well as the Salalah Rotana Resort.

Shopping in Wadi Darbat 

There are no shopping places at Wadi Darbat. If you wish to go shopping, there are many malls in Salalah and the souq too. A major souvenir in Oman are handcrafted silver daggers. 

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How to Reach Wadi Darbat

How to Reach Overview

To reach Wadi Darbat, you can fly into the Salalah International Airport. Wadi Darbat is a one hour drive away from the airport.

How to reach Wadi Darbat by flight

The best way to reach Salalah is to fly from Muscat or Dubai. From Muscat, it is a 90 minute flight, and from Dubai it is a 2 hour flight. You can fly in with Oman Air.

How to reach Wadi Darbat by road

From Muscat to Salalah, it is a long 12 hour drive. Wadi Darbat is a bit farther. It is a beautiful drive from Muscat as you will pass small towns and you could make stopovers at Nizwa. The first 5 hours on the road are pretty and super scenic while the rest of the trip gets boring as it will just be a long desert and some oil fields.

How to reach Wadi Darbat by train

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How to reach Wadi Darbat by bus

There are daily buses between Omani cities as well as Dubai which are all operated by the Gulf Transport Company. This is relatively cheaper than the costs of flying or taking a cab.

How to reach Wadi Darbat by waterways

From nearby cities.

Local transport in Wadi Darbat

You will need a car to reach Wadi Darbat as there is no other transport option.

Wadi Darbat Photos

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Magnificent Waterfall in Wadi Darbat

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FAQs on Wadi Darbat

What is the best time to visit Wadi darbat?

The best time to visit Wadi Darbat is during the monsoon season. The monsoon season in the Dhofar region is known as Khareef and is from June to August. At this time Wadi Darbat transforms into a beautiful oasis with impressive waterfalls. In the monsoon season, you will be able to see a lot of camels at Wadi Darbat. The trees and the lush greenery make it a famous picnic spot for many locals! 
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What is the local food in Wadi darbat?

In the Dhofar region, the most popular local dishes are the halwa and shawarma. Halwa is a staple Omani dessert, which is especially popular during Ramadan. It is a sticky sweet made out of gelatin, nuts, rose water and sometimes saffron. It is usually eaten with Kahwa (Omani coffee).

Popular street food you will see at Wadi Darbat are the shawarmas. Shawarmas are seasoned meat which is marinated with herbs and spices, cut into pieces and served inside a wrap. It is normally eaten with crispy fries and garlic paste. The most famous and delicious shawarmas are lamb shawarmas. Other than shawarmas, Wadi Darbat has stalls that sell sweet corn, fruits and popcorn.
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What is the best way to reach Wadi darbat?

To reach Wadi Darbat, you can fly into the Salalah International Airport. Wadi Darbat is a one hour drive away from the airport.
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What are the places near Wadi darbat?

The top places near to Wadi darbat are Salalah which is 37 km from Wadi darbat, Muscat which is located 830 km from Wadi darbat, London which is located 6106 km from Wadi darbat, Dubai which is located 904 km from Wadi darbat, Amsterdam which is located 5817 km from Wadi darbat

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