Friday, May 25, 2012

Wadi Shab, Sharkiya

If you are longing for a place to take a dip in fresh water or even to cliff jump, Shab is the wadi to visit. Wadi Shab is located a about 1.5 hrs from Muscat in Sharkiya  This wadi is famous for its deep canyons and swimming pools.

It's a bit tricky to find, so I am posting directions once you get in the area. If you are coming from Muscat,  take the road to Amerat. Follow signs to Quryat and then towards Sur. After you pass Fins, you will be getting closer. There will be a sign to Wadi Shab, but do not exit here.

You must go toward the direction of Sur until you pass Tiwi where you can exit an make a U-turn back towards Muscat. Then, you will exit into the village of Tiwi. Turn left and go through the village of Tiwi until you get to Shab. If you turn right, you will go to Wadi Tiwi. You will need to park under the overpass. There are boats you can take for 200 bz across the water and into Wadi Shab. Coordinates:
Latitude : 22°50'13.72"N, Longitude : 59°14'34.71"E

Fresh Water Pools of Wadi Shab, Oman

Wadi Shab swimming

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