Wadi Bani Khalid

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One of the Sultanate’s best-known wadis

One of the Sultanate’s best known wadis, Wadi Bani Khalid is a geographical wonderland of pools, caves and mountains. Unlike other wadis, it enjoys a constant flow of water all year round – perfect for visiting any season.

Everyone has heard about Wadi Rum, one of the main attractions in Jordan. Great. Few people have heard of the wadis in Oman. I think that is great, too. Well, at least my selfish side thinks like that – I always like to feel I have the places for myself! Who doesn’t, right? So, on my last trip to Oman, I went visiting Wadi Bani Khalid, a desert paradise, in my opinion.

Visiting Wadi Bani Khalid, Oman
For those not familiar with what a wadi is, it’s a dry riverbed that contains water only in heavy rains. It is also the Arabic word for valley. But at Wadi Bani Khalid, like at many wadis in Oman, the green coloured water flows all year round, making it perfect to visit all year round. Oh, did I say it is an oasis?

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Things to do

Interested in a particular type of holiday experience? there is so much to do in Oman that you will want to keep coming back. Here are just a few of the possibilities to help make your next visit to Oman perfect.

Mountain Biking & Cycling

Cycling and mountain biking has risen in popularity in the Sultanate, with both amateur and professional cyclists appreciating the country for its stunning diverse landscapes and the new challenge that riding in Oman presents.


Whether it is tasty street food or fine dining, visitors to Oman will find a wide range of options to suit all tastes. From contemporary restaurants serving all types of international cuisine in hotels, resorts, malls and commercial areas, to the casual shawarma eateries and coffee shops, the possibilities are endless.


With over 3,000 km of pristine coastline, Oman has some seriously beautiful beaches to call its own. Whether it is the rugged coastline of Ras Al Madrakah, the white sands of Fins Beach or the endless expanse of Masirah Island beaches, visitors are welcome to enjoy beach walks, picnics and wild camping.