First visit: From Muscat at about 140 km from highway 17 near our destination, we pass through Muscat and Ash-Sharqiyah, and reach Fins where we can visit:
- Fins beach: (5 km south-east) where we can visit and camp in his white sand beach at the end of Wadi Fins.
- Majlis al Jin: (20 km east) is one of the great halls of the world’s largest with 58.000 m². The cave is located in a remote area of the Selma Plateau, 100 km south-east from Muscat. To enter Majlis al Jinn you will need permission, rope and specialized equipment to descend and ascend safely his 120 meters.
We continue through highway 17 and at 20 km we find a detour and after passing a roundabout we will see a sign that will indicate the entrance to Wadi Shab.
Situation: Wadi Shab is a must see destinations in Oman, located 40 kilometers southeast of Dibab along the coastal road (the signs are not very helpful). Wadi Shab has a set of amazing natural pools and waterfalls in the midst of the desert with an amazing turquoise water color.
To explore the area we will leave the car in a parking spot (if we are lucky) and we will find a pier where we’ll need to take a small boat conducted by local people who carefully organized visitors to cross the channel about 25 meters from shore to shore.
From this point we find a place full of adventure, like small vegetable gardens, pools filled with water; we then follow its channels that takes us through the wadi until we reach a small oasis of date palms.
We can take a bath in its crystaline waters and we return through the same path. The end of the wadi pours its fresh water on a beach, mixing their saltwater transforming the area into a place of great biodiversity.
Next we visit Wadi Tiwi.