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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.

Australia, National Park

Pros: Wildlife, spectacular mountain landscapes, a giant stone crater called Wilpena Pound, 4WD Cons: Very hot in the summer, flies everywhere One of the best national parks in Australia. It’s a long drive from Adelaide, but absolutely worthy. We recommend you take a 4WD car to enjoy Barachina Gorge. Also, although very expensive, take a flight over Wilpena Pound with one of the companies – we took an early morning flight. We… Read More

Al Sawadi beach is an Omani version of Mt St Michelle, France or St Michael Mount in Cornwall. You can try to walk to the island, theoretically possible during very low tide, but the best way is to hire a boat and after a 2-minute ride. You can walk all the way up to the top of the watchtower to enjoy great views. See our video from that trip in August 2019:… Read More

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