Bimmah Sinkhole is no oasisMuscat, Oman
Driving through the arid landscape of northern Oman, you probably wouldn’t expect to come across a roadside swimming hole – especially not one as otherworldly as Bimmah Sinkhole. Located in Hawiyat Najm Park, just an hour and a half from Muscat, this natural limestone pool was formed by a falling meteor, or so the legend goes.
Forty metres wide and nearly 30 metres below ground level, the crescent-shaped basin of vivid turquoise water surrounded by dramatic rock formations is perfect for a cooling dip. And best of all, Bimmah Sinkhole is easy peasy to get to because there is no hiking or long drives, as is the case with a lot of Oman attractions. If you’re lucky, you might be visited by the tiny, toe-nibbling fish that live here – think of it as a free pedicure!
- The free fish spa – they don’t eat much…just a little nibble here and there
- Wondering around the stunning, curated Bimmah Sinkhole grounds
- Swimming in the perfectly crystal blue waters
- Bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying the sunshine and ambience
- If you visit on a weekend it will be busy with both locals and tourists…so come early or be patient