Oman ( Middle East And Africa )
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Sur is categorised as Heritage / Desert

Sur Dhow Yards (Photo Courtesy: StellarD)
Wadi Shab
Bibi Maryam Mausoleum at Qalhat (Photo Courtesy: Alfred Weidinger)
The Sunaysilah Castle

Reasons to Visit
  • Sur is a historic city and an important port in Oman
  • Sur is home to Oman’s dhow building industry
  • According to the legend Sur is home to Sinbad the Sailor
  • Sur is a perfect base to explore Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Shab, Ras al Jinz turtle serve, and Qalhat
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Muscat (335 kms)

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  • Understanding Oman - An Overview

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    The Sunaysilah Castle is perched on a hill with a simple square plan. The 300-year-old castle has 4 round watchtowers. The castle was built to defence and guard the city and was an important part of Sur's defence system.
    Historic Site
    War Cemetaries
    Sur has traditionally been the shipbuilding capital of Oman. A walk around the dhow yards will introduce you to the traditional ship/ dhow building. The local method of building handmade wooden ships, without any drawings, will amaze you. A traditional and rather old system of strings, which keeps the proportions intact, is still used by the craftsmen.
    Ship Building and Breaking
    Until the 16th century, Qalhat was one of Oman's most important and renowned harbour city. Qalhat was a major commercial centre in the Indian Ocean trade routes, and attracted travellers like Marco Polo and Ibn Buttuta. In 1508 the Portuguese attacked the city, massacred its residents and set its buildings and port on fire, destroying the city. Qalhat was never able to recover from this attack. The city has often been described as rich, bustling with bazaars and commercial activities, a vibrant port, and polished houses. The historic ruins of this city have been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage. The most important archaeological remains of Qalhat is Bibi Maryam mausoleum, who according to Ibn Batuta ruled the city until a few years before his visit in 1330.
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site
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    Ras al Jinz is the easternmost point of the Arabian Peninsula and home to the Ras al Jinz turtle reserve and a nesting site for the endangered green turtle. Located at 40 km from Sur, this place is one of Oman's most amazing natural sights, as hundreds of green turtles come ashore here to the beach to lay eggs. This natural cycle of the turtles has been continuing for centuries in Oman. The area is under government protection and can only be visited along with a guided escorted tour in batches of 20 persons per tour, with no more than five tours at a time.
    Lake or Riverside
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    Lying along Oman's stunning coast, Wadi Shab is one of the country's most beautiful wadis. Wadi Shab is gorgeous narrow ravine running between stupendous cliffs and dotted with palm trees. This incredible wadi is so narrow that it often remains in the shadows until midday when sunlight creeps through its narrow crevices. Wadi Shab is accessible by a 4x4 only for a kilometre into the wadi, beyond which it can only be accessed by foot. As you walk deep into the wadi you will be mesmerised by the spectacular rock boulder, pristine pools of water and the ruins of some abandoned villages.
    Village Visit
    Wadi Tiwi is stunning steep and narrow gorge running between majestic cliffs, with natural pools of emerald green water. Popular known as the Wadi of Nine Villages, Wadi Tiwi offers a good opportunity to explore the tiny villages dotting the route. Wadi Tiwi is best explored on foot. While there is no public transport from Sur to Wadi Tiwi, private tours can be arranged from Sur.
    Village Visit

Destinations within reach from Sur

  • Muscat ( 335 Km )

    Oman’s vibrant capital Muscat is a refreshing blend of traditional and modern architecture as well more

  • Nizwa ( 350 Km )

    Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman located at 180 km from Muscat, and the second largest more

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Nearest Airport in Sur
  • Muscat International Airport ( MCT ) , Muscat-335 Kms
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