Wadi Arbaieen has deep gorges, which occasionally see the sun, and the temperature remains at comfortable levels. The wadi is a favorite spot for off-roading and camping fans. It is Located around 90 minutes outside of Muscat, or it is situated 3 kilometers away from Wilayat Quriyat in the Eastern Hajar Mountains. Wadi Al Arbaeen provides the ultimate soundtrack of nature, that refer to the sounds of running water, birds and the wind flowing through the narrow channels. There are some things to do at Wadi Al Arbeieen for you to enjoy.
Wadi Al Arbeieen Tours
Enjoy the Scenery On The Way
As you are driving in you will notice another village and palm grooves ahead of you, and probably a few cars and maybe some families having picnic near the water fall there. You may want to take a tour and spend some time here, but it's better going deeper in the wadi since it is cleaner and more serene. This is a good thing to do at Wadi Al Arbeieen.
Hike to The Wadi
Park your car somewhere and get your bag and start your hike. This will be a beautiful tour. You will see lots of water falls and rocks, which only get more magnificent the further you go in. You will have to go through lots of lakes and rocky areas, so be prepared to swim and climb a bit of rocks, which could be challenging especially if it is really hot. It sure is a fun thing to do at Wadi Al Arbeieen.
Swim In the Wadi
The hot weather is a perfect excuse to change to your bath suit and dip in the clear water. Wadi Al Arbeieen is very natural and feels untouched, swimming is the best thing to do at Wadi Al Arbeieen. The water is crystal clear and fresh, so be prepared to get yourself wet and spend a few hours in this place. Take a tour around and take pictures for yourself.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no entrance fee to do a tour in this area. You can just go and enjoy your tour for free.
How To Get Around?
Four Wheel Drive car is a must, you have to go off-road to get there. Once you're there, you can start walking and hiking around for a tour in the area.
What Should I Wear?
The tour at Wadi Al Arbeieen is a bit challenging due to having to climb rocks and go through a few ponds and shrubs, so make sure you wear proper shoes. Wear comfortable clothes for a hike and bring your sunscreen, swimming suit, change of clothes, towels, and slippers or sturdy water-proof footwear.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Wadi Al Arbeieen any time of the year and it will still be beautiful. However, it could be really hot if you come during the summer. The best time would be during the cooler months from November to March. It would most probably also rain and you would have a wadi with water to swim.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, it's easy to get around and you can find everything on this website.
How To Get There?
On the high-way to Sur, take a right turn where the sign says Wadi Al Arbeieen. The sign says 17 km to Wadi Al Arbeieen and will lead you to a straight road, the end of it you will see a turn to the right or left. This is where asphalt road ends and where you may also see some heavy machinery and trucks working in the area. Take the left turn and continue on the road past the first right turn, then take the next right after it (after about 250m). Keep driving on this road, don't take the right turn that comes a bit later, you will eventually see a sign that points to Wadi Al Arbeieen to the left. Take left and keep going until you reach a village, by-pass the village and go for another 5 km and you will reach the Wadi, and see a sign.