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Al Ansab Wetland

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Address: Haya Water Facility, Muscat 113, Oman
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+968 800 77111

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Amazing views with less services and poor infrastructure

The place can be designed to be one of the best attractions for those who are willing to attend the wildlife and relaxing. There are hundreds of birds types that can be viewed... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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267 reviews
105 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The place can be designed to be one of the best attractions for those who are willing to attend the wildlife and relaxing. There are hundreds of birds types that can be viewed through scoopes but in summer no way to handle 10 minutes as there is no any single infrastructure as in house to serve guests

1 Thank sadiq864
Bishops Stortford
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We spent a few days with our son in Muscat, and he booked a trip around Al Ansab for us. What a couple of hours! we were met on our arrival by a charming and very knowledgeable lady who drove us around the area and showed us a lot of birds. I am an experienced birder, but she left me... More 

Thank David H
Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I have been looking for this wetland for quite sometime and found very little information. This year I finally gathered enough knowledge to locate the wetland at the headquarters of the Haya Water Company. Drive past the trucks towards the main building and you will see a sign for Al Ansab Wetland. Near to the gate there is a sign... More 

Thank Mandy B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We were staying locally and someone lent us a bird book to identify all the birds in the gardens of the Al Bustan Palace Hotel. Al Ansab is around 35 minutes from the Al Bustan by taxi and, initially, a somewhat unlikely birding area. In a desert, which Oman is in reality, an area of water attracts birds and it... More 

Thank Jonathan W
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Sir Petr Scott would have said well done .. So ,too would Wilfred Thesinger .. Each would have bombarded the Omani authorities to expand the space you have been given . We had an excellent ,brilliantly informed Omani lady guide .

1 Thank servabofidem35
Muscat, Oman
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Al Ansab Wetland is a natural wonderland in the heart of Muscat. It provides a showcase for Oman’s impressive nature with its abundance of bird life. The Wetland is home to an amazing 291 species of birds that may be present at different times throughout the year Visitors can see wading birds such as the Black-Winged Stilt that are resident... More 

1 Thank DavisOman
Kochi (Cochin), India
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450 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

oasis in the midst of the city.marshy area...lots of birds.good for photo shoots.very close to the city centre

Thank sunseb
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This is waste land not wetland. Please don't come. Its had be land filled and development. You will only find lorries here. Trip Advisor Please remove this site.

1 Thank James O
Muscat, Oman
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161 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Well the area is were the sewage treatment plant and smell awful. bird will drop by for water but the place I will rate it 2/10 to plan for visit.

1 Thank Harrasi
Muscat, Oman
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121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Many people in Muscat do not know about the ansab wetlands. It's like a different world in the middle of a sewage treatment plant. The migratory birds during certain months of the year are a real treat for bird watchers. A must visit if you are in Muscat.

7 Thank Nausher K

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