Tags : Rocks & Canyons
Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Being one of the most famous Wadis of Oman, Wadi Bani Khalid is popular for its large pools of emerald green water surrounded by tall palm trees. Unlike other wadis in Oman that are dry in the summer months, Wadi Bani Khalid is known to have a constant flow of water throughout the year. The rocky canyon and cliffs of the Hajar Mountains make it breathtakingly beautiful and is often touted as the "desert paradise". Located just 2.5 kms from Muscat, this is a favourite amongst hikers and is also a famous picnic spot.
One of the most accessible Wadis in the region, Wadi Bani Khalid has been developed with a bridge, seating areas and a restaurant. The pools of the wadi are perfect for swimming.
Wadi Bani Khalid is made up of two sections. The northern part is a leisure area which has palm trees, pristine pools and rock faces for picnics and swims, while the southern part (also known as Wadi Hayer) has a rocky terrain that is perfect for trekking and bouldering. It even includes Miqil Cave which is part of a cave network in the area that opens into a small waterfall.
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