Our day started by visiting the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. The Islamic architecture is breathtaking; mosque’s beauty speaks itself from its marbles to the central chandelier made from Swarovski Crystal, Moreover, the mosque floor is covered with unique Persian rug having 28 different colors and was made in four years and it is considered to be the second largest in the world.
After visiting the mosque, we went to Wadi Shab, it is less than a two-hour drive from Muscat. The main allure is the waterfall in the cave which can be reached roughly in 40 minutes by hiking and swimming in a 2-3 pool. I really loved this Wadi the water color is clear blue, walking along palm groves, on the uneven rocky cliff.
If you don’t know how to swim (in my case) or depending on the water level, sometimes you may have to get a boat to take you across the other side of the parking area, there are the villagers right at car parking area which will take you to the other side and they also offer the whole tour of the place in boat.
On our way back from Wadi Shab we visited Bimmah Sinkhole. The legend has it, a meteor has fallen in this spot and the hole was formed but in reality, it occurred naturally by the erosion of limestone and the collapsing of rocks and that explains the unique color of the water which is clear turquoise. We did not spend much time here as it was getting dark we took some pictures and went to Al – Amarat.
We did not spend much time at Al-Amarat as it was getting late at night and tomorrow we were leaving for Abu Dhabi. We just went to the highest cliff and saw the whole city from up there. The view was breathtaking and I wished I could have stayed longer and do appreciate the beauty of the city.