A quick tour in Wadi Dayq Dam was the last leg in our itinerary during the Eid Holiday in October 2014. I have already introduced Wadi Dayq Dam previously. But because this mega-manmade structure is an imposing testimony of human ingenuity put in place with nature’s bountiful resources, then I felt the importance of showcasing its true beauty once again.
We have been to this place before but because our friend Romeil haven’t been to this area, so we thought it is his chance to finally see the amazing man-made creation before his very eyes. We planned to go sightseeing and take some photos.
After swimming in the White Beach of Fins, off we went and took the short cut drive on winding and serpentine road through the Hajar Mountain and past the town of Al Amerat.
As we climbed up and down and through the brown-rich-colored mountains, I also admired the houses that my sister called “lego houses” because of their block-like shapes and really look like miniature villages from afar. I happened to see herd of stray goats that were nibbling leaves from low-lying branches of drumstick trees and greenery bushes that for them were sumptuous meal for the day.
When we got through the mountains and approached the winding intersections of Qurayat, we followed the dark brown colored signage that channeled us to the dam’s location. From there, we drove 60kilometers again through steep and secluded mountains following a queue of car heading to the same destination as we were.
As we descended down on one very steep headland, I could see the peak of water reservoir from afar. Walls of High mountains enclave the entire body of water with cotton-like clouds hovering above. I asked my husband to see the reservoir first and we take the right turn towards the other end of the mountain.
Then we were in awe to witness the beautiful creation. The sun was shining so bright and its rays pass through the clouds giving glimmering reflections of light below that were like magical sparkles falling into the water. It was a perfect scene to hold.
It’s beautiful! The water is blue and deep while the wind is cold and calming. Serene and peaceful. We went down to near to the viewing deck and took family snaps.
The Wadi Dayq Dam is the biggest reservoir structure I have seen in my life with its 390 metre-long storage wall at a height of 73.6 metres. Other than being a dam, this spot became an ideal destination for many tourists and families to picnic and swim because of its breathtaking beauty and fantastic site along with amenities like garden with canopies, toilets, viewing deck, and concrete roads.
We suppose to head to the center of the viewing deck, however, just few minutes later we quickly ran back into the car because of the drizzles that bathe the whole area.
I’m delighted to experience the sun shining and later the rain showering to alleviate the scorching heat in Oman.