In August 2019, we went to Salalah to experience the famous Khareef season. It lasts for about 3 months. In the coastal part of Dhofar, the weather changes to a constant drizzle that allows wadis to fill up, waterfalls to flow, and all the seasonal flora to go green. Check out the video from our landing approach to Salalah airport. An annual Khareef festival is organised in Salalah to celebrate the monsoon… Read More
How I captured a photo of an elusive lizard?
One of many hikes in the mountains bordering Muscat. I didn’t make it all the way to the top as it gets very hot and it’s quite a steep ascent. Nevertheless the hike gives opportunity to enjoy magnificent views and geological features of the mountains. See below… And directions https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/ghala-bauwshar-42598091 Powered by Wikiloc
The trip to Fazayah beach was one of the Khareef highlights. Must visit.
One reason to join a MeetUp group like Muscat Adventures and Social Club is to go to places that one would not dare to venture alone. The hike to Tahery Cave, in the Sharqiyah region of Oman, is one of these places. Firstly, you need a decent 4×4 skills to get to the trail-head. Secondly, the navigation to the cave is tricky. We wandered off our hike on the way back, despite… Read More
Sa’al steps hike is a great introduction to Omani mountains. Also, an opportunity to spot Arabian foxes, yes – I was very lucky to spot one – or test your cardiovascular fitness.
The Wadi Dayqah Dam is probably the most accessible wadi in Oman. It’s an impressive place, where you can find a rare Omani commodity – water. The place is good for a stroll or picnic.
The beach at Ras al Hadd is a breeding ground for green sea turtles. Next to the beach, there are remains of the Royal Air Force airfield, part of a series of stocked landing grounds in Oman. The airport was an emergency landing ground before World War II. Today the beach is shared between the turtles and a thriving fishing community. We went to the beach in September 2019. Surprisingly, we could… Read More
A short, unmarked and relatively challenging walk to a secret beach near Sifat Ash Sheik, Oman.
Wadi Shab is probably the most popular wadi in Oman. It is only one hour away from Muscat. The place starts with a short boat ride, followed by a 30-minute hike, and then a swim to the entrance of a cave. This is a must-visit for anyone visiting Oman and Muscat. And in case you forget, please carry a waterproof camera as you will get wet, and water shoes as you will need to… Read More