Tiwi, Ash Sharqiyah, Tiwi, Oman

The basics

While visitors to Tiwi will find little in the town itself—goats wander its dusty lanes, locals meet in simple cafés, and tranquility reigns—the surrounding natural sights are the draw. On the outskirts of the town, you can enjoy a little downtime on the empty beaches, or explore Wadi Tiwi, a magnificent canyon dotted with date plantations, villages, rock pools, and a hidden waterfall.

While it’s easy to access Tiwi’s beaches independently from Muscat, the simplest and safest way to explore Wadi Tiwi is through a guided tour. Private 4WD excursions from Muscat will transport you into the wadi for hiking, swimming, and picnics, with a driver-guide to take care of navigation. Most tours also stop at nearby sights like Wadi Shab and the Bimmah Sinkhole. Wadi Tiwi is also included on many multi-day Oman tours, along with the Wahiba Sands desert and Wadi Ghul, Oman’s “Grand Canyon.”

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Things to know before you go

  • Tiwi will appeal to hikers, wild swimmers, and nature lovers.

  • Wear loose, lightweight, cover-all clothing to respect local customs.

  • Wadi Tiwi is inaccessible to wheelchair users, unless exploring entirely by 4WD.

  • Bring sunscreen, swimwear, bottled water, and waterproof sandals for hiking and swimming.

  • Tiwi has street and beachside parking, while the wadi entrance offers free parking and restrooms.

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How to get there

Tiwi is a roughly 100-mile (160-kilometer) drive from Muscat via Oman’s Route 17. No public buses run directly here, so going by car, cab, or guided tour are your only options. To reach Tiwi, take the signposted turn after Route 17’s second viaduct (the first crosses near Wadi Shab), and follow the road into the town or wadi parking lots.

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Must-See-Museen in Maskat

Must-See-Museen in Maskat

When to get there

Tiwi and Wadi Tiwi are most pleasant in the cooler temperatures of morning. If you’re hiking in the wadi, start early in order to finish by early afternoon, to escape the fiercest sun. The wadi is open 24 hours a day, but note that Tiwi’s cafés typically close for the afternoons.

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Visiting Wadi Tiwi waterfall

Wadi Tiwi’s waterfall and best swimming pools lie near Mabim village, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) inside the canyon. Either take a customizable tour here, or if you’re driving by 4WD, follow the wadi-side cement road to the village. After parking, hire a local guide to help you down through plantations and rocky slopes to the wadi floor, where turquoise pools lead to the waterfall.

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