Wadi Dayq Dam in Qurayat

Wadi Dayq Dam in Qurayat
The huge dam in Oman

The huge dam in Oman

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.

the sun is covered with thick clouds but provides a beautiful rays to the calm water

the sun is covered with thick clouds but provides a beautiful rays to the calm water

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.

seeing the huge body of water from the upper deck of the dam garden.

seeing the huge body of water from the upper deck of the dam garden.

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.

family photos

family photos

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.

a spacious and beautiful garden

a spacious and beautiful garden

families and guests can have picnic in this garden

families and guests can have picnic in this garden

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.

Another viewing deck from above the tower

Another viewing deck from above the tower

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.

more place to play and run

more place to play and run

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.

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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.

heading towards the dams observatory deck

heading towards the dams observatory deck

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.

the pedestrian walk

the pedestrian walk

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WadiDayqDam13

the river down and below.

the river down and below.

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.

drizzles

drizzles

I’m delighted to experience the sun shining and later the rain showering to alleviate the scorching heat in Oman.

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