Welcome to Wadi Shab
Wadi Shab is signposted off the Muscat–Sur coastal highway. You can’t miss it: the vista of mountains opening into a pea-green lake is sublime after the barren plain. Vehicles, thankfully, cannot navigate the wadi beyond a small parking area. Toilets, open from 7am to 7pm in the parking lot, are intended to dissuade visitors from urinating in the wadi. Camping and lighting a barbecue are not permitted. As with all wadis in Oman, flash flooding can make them impassable for a time. Check with recommended tour companies for up-to-date information on accessibility, especially after rains.