The 6 Best Things to Do in Sur, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

Discover the best top things to do in Sur, Oman including Wadi Shab, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Sur Maritime Museum, Ras al Hadd Castle, Bilad Sur Castle, Sunaysilah Fort.

1. Wadi Shab

50km West of Sur, Sur 411, Oman Nature & Parks, Geologic Formations
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 1316 reviews

Wadi Shab

Reviewed By chhayaarvind

quite a walk but enjoyable

First a boat ride then we need to walk through the wadi and reach the point where diving can be experienced. Its a quite place and full of hills and and mountains. Water is clean and safe for swimming. Visit the place with a group of friends and family.

2. Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411, Oman Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Visitor Centers More
Excellent
48%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
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5%
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4 based on 406 reviews

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Reviewed By Pete_Br_27 - Egersund, NorwayEgersund, Norway

Exciting visit so see turtles lay eggs

The tour is mostly an evening affair, so bring with you a torch,but let your guide lead you anyway. By the moonshine the atmosphere is magis and you actually do not need additional light. It can get rather cold and windy during the night, so bring warm cl

3. Sur Maritime Museum

| Wilayat, Sur, Oman Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
17%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
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3.5 based on 104 reviews

Sur Maritime Museum

Reviewed By Tunis-Paris-Tokyo - Muscat, OmanMuscat, Oman

simple but wonderful

The open air museums contains a few different kinds of dhows and they all have a little board with explinations in front of them.Walk towards the fence near by the sea and look at the surface of the water for a while. Most of the times there are seaturtle

4. Ras al Hadd Castle

Sur, Oman Sights & Landmarks, Castles
Excellent
29%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
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4 based on 48 reviews

Ras al Hadd Castle

Reviewed By GoranWembley

A visit to a small caste in absence of things to do

We were hoping for a swim at Ras al Hadd beach, but not sure this beach is good for swimming: huge waves and very windy. Or maybe it was just a bad day? Ras al Hadd is a small village with really little going on so a visit to this castle cheered us up.

5. Bilad Sur Castle

23 Highway, Sur 411, Oman Sights & Landmarks, Castles
Excellent
21%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 19 reviews

Bilad Sur Castle

Reviewed By JoeW167 - Colorado Springs, Colorado, United StatesColorado Springs, Colorado, United States

The better of the 2 castles in Sur

Beautifully restored castle. Not much to see inside, but fun to climb around in. Similar to most castles in Oman, but large generally in comparison. Didn't ask about opening hours but I'd guess around 8 to 5 everyday except Friday and Saturday when it wil

6. Sunaysilah Fort

Highway 23, center of Sur city | next to Sur court complex, Sur 411, Oman Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
9%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
12%
Terrible
6%
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3.5 based on 33 reviews

Sunaysilah Fort

Reviewed By mattcoq - Vannes, FranceVannes, France

A good start, but needs to be "finished" ...

A nice fort, well restored, the main entrance promises a lot and then, there is nothing else ...Seems that the restoration project stopped at a point ... It is a shame because it has potential ...You won't waste time going there .... You have a nice view

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