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!
So after our early morning episode of “jumping overload” at the amazing Bimmah Sinkhole, we headed to our next destination and highlight of our trip, the beautiful Wadi Shab.
Wadi Shab is where the 2012 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Finals was held recently (27.09.12), and we were very curious to see and experience the place ourselves, 🙂
From Bimmah Sinkhole / Hawiyat Najm Park, we took the exit and got back on the Qurayat-Sur Highway,
From the highway, we went straight then took the turn to follow the sign leading to Wadi Shab, and we were a bit surprised crossing a very rocky road along the way hehehe,
It was quite a bumpy ride but the view out the car window’s totally worth it, 🙂
We finally reached the entrance to the wadi where about a thousand cars were parked, hehe just kidding. We looked for a nice spot where the car won’t be blocked when we get out later.
Then we took our picnic stuff and rode a very short boat ride to get to the other side.
You can actually cross by walking across the shallow part. That is if you only have a light backpack, wearing crocs-like footwear and good sense of balance. For us, we chose to ride the boat, hehe. 🙂
After getting of the boat, we start our trek!
After a kilometer or so, we reached the site,
There were already a bunch of locals & expats taking turns jumping from the high edges,
Buboy finally found the courage to jump as well. But not on the 27m edge though. Hehehe. Just from this edge, well at least he did lah. :p
There were shallow and deep parts and of course I stayed on the shallow part hehe. The water was cool and again, many small fish nibbling on my feet underwater (free fish spa ulet!) 🙂
As the hours passed, more and more visitors came. We chose a spot where we had our picnic lunch, then swam, jumped, people-watched, bummed around.
With the cool breeze and the paradise scenery, my eyes voluntarily closed. And it was the most refreshing nap ever. I woke up later to the cheers of the crowd to the jumpers doing exhibitions while mid-air.
We stayed there until about 3 pm before we made our way back to Muscat. We were thinking if we should go anywhere else, like head to Nizwa for example, as we haven’t been to that side.
However we thought we might be pressed for time, so we decided to go back to the hotel to rest and then prep for later.
After dinner with Buboy’s cousin Andy that evening, we packed our bags, slept a few hours then woke up to catch our early morning flight back to Bahrain.
Thank you for the wonderful Nature Trip, Oman! I am so looking forward to go back, inshallah soon! 🙂