Wadi Shab

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Tiwi, Oman

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Blissful oasis in the Oman desert Jun 24, 2010
We planned on stopping at the Wadi Shab, an oasis valley near Tiwi. Our map didn't have the Wadi listed, so once we arrived to the town of Tiwi, we asked for directions, only to be told the Wadi was literally around the corner! We drove down the hill, and there before us lay a gorgeous splash of green palm trees and water. After seeing nothing but brown desert for the past few hours this was a wonderful sight. The book had said that the locals would row you across the creek to the valley, but this was out of date as there is now a footbridge across. We spent the next few hours walking up the valley before finally taking a break and a relaxing swim in a pool. On the walk up we had to cross through the creek a few times, on one of these crossings there was a concrete path through the water, this turned out to be incredibly slippery. Three of us made it across safely, but the other slipped and ended up breaking his camera when he fell on it! The trail up the wadi was in good condition, with handrails and steps along the way. We could have gone on for hours, but we needed to get back on the road to Sur

Update.. now the coastal road is paved all the way past Tiwi.
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