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Wadi Shab – The Cave
Simply Stunning & Accessible!
Small rocks to climb, slippery area, Swimming Required.
3 to 4 hours
5 km (Return Walk)
+ 60m / – 60m
Clear path, including wadi stone climbing and swimming sections to reach the Cave.
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Watershoes, swiming outfits,
Wadi Shab is located 1.5 hour from Muscat.
You can access Wadi Shab with any type of car, no OffRoad Required.
On the parking you will find toilets, prayer room and a small shop to buy snacks and drinks. The small Shop is closed during ramadan.
To access the wadi, you need to be transfered on the right bank from the parking. A boat service is in place and cost 1 OMR / Person (Return way). The Boat service Operate from 7 AM to 6PM.
You can only pay by cash, prepare change.
At the entrance of the Wadi, you will walk along garden on soil & mud.
First part: For a hundred meters the wadi is flat and the floor is covered with pebbles.
Second part : Once you reach the very first pool, stay on the right side and follow the way along the wall.
Third part: The way cross a rocky area where you have to get around man boulder and “climb” few (Very easy).
Fourth part: Pools crossing. Wearing (water) shoes is recommended.
Fifth part: The last pool is about 50 meters long and there are limited area where to rest, it’s also not possible to climb on the side.
The cave: At the end of the pool you will find a very narrow entrance to the cave. where only your head can path. It’s about 4 meters long.
Safety & tips
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17, Tiwi, Oman
Nature & Wild Life