Wadi Shabs

  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy

Key information: Wadi Shabs

    A fantastic swimming gorge. with some walking-in first.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating87.5
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest15.5
  • Human interest6
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating87.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2 hours total
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
© William Mackesy


A fantastic swimming gorge, with some walking-in first, so it just about qualifies for Walkopedia.

A swim at the end into a deep pool in a grotto. Magical, unmissable if passing.

For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Eastern Hajar Mountains walk page.

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