Top things to do in Al Kamil

Top Choice Castle in Al Kamil

Old Castle Museum

Home to an extraordinary museum, this private castle houses the personal collection of Sheikh Khalfan Al Hashmi. His great grandfather owned the 250-year-old castle and donated it to the government; it was restored …
Top Choice Natural Feature in Al Kamil

Wadi Bani Khalid

Justly famed for its natural beauty, this wadi just north of the town of Al Kamil makes a rewarding (and well-signposted) diversion off the Muscat–Sur road (Hwy 23) or as a destination in its own right. The approach…
Spring in Al Kamil

Wadi Bani Khalid Pools

Most people visiting Wadi Bani Khalid head for the springs that collect in a series of deep pools in the narrow end of the wadi. The pools have been developed into a tourist destination with a (too) small car park, …
Viewpoint in Al Kamil

Tourist Service Centre

For a panoramic view of the wadi plantations, stop at the Tourist Service Centre on the approach road to Moqal Cave. The centre has been closed for years, but it overlooks a sea of palm trees and is blissfully peace…
Juice Bar in Al Kamil

Al Mango Juice & Icecream

This smart new juice bar on the main highway between Sur and Ibra sells a delicious range of fruit juices, including pomegranate and watermelon.
Cave in Al Kamil

Moqal Cave

If you want to beat the crowds at Wadi Bani Khalid, then Moqal Cave in the upper reaches of the wadi is a curiosity to head towards. There's not much to the cave itself, but the hike along the wadi bottom is somethi…
Arts & Crafts in Al Kamil

Oman Craftsman House

This shop in Sayh Al Hayl, en route to the pools in Wadi Bani Khalid, sells some handmade pots and palm-woven goods – the closest thing to a souvenir in the region.