Welcome to Wadi Bani Awf
This spectacular wadi often flows year-round and looks particularly gorgeous when mountain rain causes the falaj (irrigation channels) to cascade over its walls. That said, the trip (currently 4WD only) should be avoided if there is any hint of stormy weather. It is possible to reach the rock arch (a fissure in the cliff, about 17km into the wadi) as a day trip from Muscat or Sawadi. If you follow the graded road through the rock arch into neighbouring Wadi Sahtan, you will eventually emerge in Rustaq but beware, this is a long journey.