Wadi Tiwi 1/5 by Tripoto

Wadi Tiwi

Mrudula Gummuluri
Day 1: we took off from dubai at 4 am, and reached the border at 5:45 am. Got our visas stamped and were on the road again at 6:20 am. We reached the Wadi Shab Resort by 11:15 am, driving through the beautiful mountain roads. We could not resist the sight of the sea touching the boundary walls of the resort and changed and went to the beach, only to be surprised by the difficult pebbly terrain. The sea was rough and difficult to swim in... :( After innumerable failed attempts of making friends with the waves (that brought back pebbles which bruised us), we decided to chill at the hotel pool for a bit, before we took off to wadi Tiwi. The hotel manager Ahmed, offered to drive us around wadi Tiwi and Tiwi village, where we met the locals, ate fruit from their trees and sat with our feet in pools where tiny fish kissed us. We then drove down to Sur, a town 50 km down south of Tiwi, where we sat by the beach (no! we did not dare to get into the water). Ahmed joined us post iiftaar and took us to the local souk, where we saw the dingy market streets abuzz with Eid shoppers and were treated to local street food such as Raw Mango (yummmmmmm). We had dinner at a local "Indian" restaurant and drove back home. We were told that the turtle beach at Sur is very nice, but it is not the season for turtles yet and so we did not go there.