Seeb, Muscat – Ibra, Ash Sharqiyah Roadtrip

This post is part of a series on our trip to Oman in October 2012, during the celebration of Eid Al Adha holidays. The temps have finally simmered down, perfect for the outdoors, yay! 🙂

photo op stop over @ Ibra, Ash Sharqiyah

We got out of Seeb International Airport at half past 5 in the morning and as it’s too early for hotel check-in, we decided to proceed already with our Day 1 roadtrip. Yes, agad agad. 🙂

Seeb, Muscat to Ibra & Wadi Bani Khalid – 235kms

After breakfast at a nearby Mc Donald’s, we got out of Route 1 and into Route 23 highway headed for Ibra, Ash Sharqiyah. Google map computations indicate a total of 235 kms for the trip. Lampas pa ata ng byaheng Malasiqui – Manila hehehe.

heading out of Route 1 highway


We were clearly sleep-deprived the night prior due to our early morning flight, but the mountain views (the rocky mountains were literally everywhere) certainly kept us awake and in awe.

It felt like Baguio City! The highway seemed like the journey from La Union via Marcos Highway. It felt like home. 🙂

parang byaheng La Union – Baguio lang 🙂

And so, forgive me if I have gone overboard on photos along the way, I will surely miss this when I get back to Bahrain, hehehe.

rocky mountains overload

When we reached Ibra town proper, we stopped to fuel up and bought food for our picnic lunch later. Then back on the road again, 🙂

Along the way, we catch a glimpse of the Red Sands, (kung malapit lang sana, bababa tlga ako, kaso medyo malayo sa highway hehe) 🙂

Red Sands

Red Sands

Finally, we took a left turn from the highway and proceeded way up into the mountains and to the Wadi,

On the way up, there was a small view deck (parang ung sa Kennon lang, hehe) where we stopped and took some shots with the amazing backdrop.

Back on the road again and into the winding roads within the mountains, 🙂

Everywhere I look, I was like, aaaaahhhh…. Nature and its beauty, really amazing! I’ve ran out of words to describe all the awesomeness before my eyes…. LOL

Then suddenly, after a curve, there it was, a preview of green paradise…. 🙂

Next on: Wadi Bani Khalid & Muqal Cave

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