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Bimmah Sinkhole is a large hole in the Earth crust filled with some fresh water. A lake of turquoise waters, it is 50 m by 70 m wide and approximately 20 m deep. It is only about 600 m away from the sea, between the coastal towns of Dibab and Bimmah. The water is almost perfectly clear- turquoise, blue and green in color- and it's all perfectly out of place in the dry, dusty landscape of coastal Oman. There are so many things to do at Bimmah Sinkhole to keep you entertain.
Bimmah Sinkhole Tours
The road to Bimmah Sinkhole is beautiful, make sure you look around and enjoy the beauty. The surrounding scenery does not disappoint either as it is perched between the mountains and the sea. You can simply hang around and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains.
Bring some food and water and sit around the Bimmah Sinkhole to enjoy the scenery. There are a few picnic spots in the area, you can sit and enjoy the sun while eating. Other things to do at Bimmah Sinkhole are enjoying the view of the surrounding mountains and watching the tiny fish swimming in the sinkhole. You can also stop and have a barbecue.
A large concrete staircase sticks out among the natural landscape, but offers a less precarious way down to the picturesque pool. Many folks just go to admire its beauty, or dip their feet in the vividly blue-green water for a fish-administered pedicure of sorts. Still some take full advantage of the salty water, diving from the cliffs within the cavern.
How to Get Tickets?
Entrance to Bimmah Sinkhole is free. You can just go and take a tour around the area without paying. Make sure you make the most of your tour before you leave.
How To Get Around?
After you park your car, you have to hike a little to reach the sinkhole. There is a staircase to reach the water and it is pretty high. Walking is the only option to get around here.
What Should I Wear?
Wear comfortable yet appropriate clothes, since Muscat is a Muslim city. It is hot most of the time in this area, so wear clothes with cool materials. Bring your swimming suit, change of clothes, and towels if you plan to swim. Don't forget to bring plenty of water for the hike. Sunscreen is highly recommended to protect your skin from the sun.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to go to Bimmah Sinkhole is during the winter as the hike to the sinkhole will be pleasant with cool breeze. During the winter, the water will be a bit colder than normal to swim in but still very very enjoyable. It is best to go to Bimmah Sinkhole during the week as it will be super crowded during the weekends with locals. If you want to enjoy the wadi in some peace and quiet, it is best to go early morning.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, it's easy to get around and you can find everything on this website.
How To Get There?
Bimmah Sinkhole is clearly marked on any decent map of Oman, clearly signposted off the highway and thereafter, and you do not require a 4WD to get to it. It takes about one hour drive from Muscat. f you don't want to drive, you can take a tour from Muscat that will take you both to the Bimmah sinkhole and Wadi Shab. From the main road between Muscat and Sur, the Sink Hole is clearly indicated. Then just follow the road for a couple of minutes and you will reach a parking.