Bimmah Sinkhole Oman

Being one of the most beautiful natural pools in the world, Bimmah Sinkhole also known as Hawiyat Najm Park is a sinkhole filled with water about 200 meters inland. 


It is the perfect place for visitors who lookout for a perfect postcard material to add to your list of picturesque places to visit. 


Location: Bimmah Sinkhole is located on the north east coast of Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman, in the Dabab area of Wilayat Qurayyat.


How to Get There: You can reach the sinkhole in about 1.5 hours from Muscat, the sinkhole is very close to Al Sharqiyah region just off the highway to Sur, a few kilometers before Tiwi.


Opening Hours: The place is open from 8 am to 8 pm


Best Time to Visit: It is recommended to reach the park early in the morning at 8 am to avoid all the crowds and enjoy the beautiful scenery, taking nice photos.

How Bimmah Sinkhole was created


Generally speaking, sinkholes are created as a result of groundwater eating away rocks like limestone and carbonate. The caverns form from the rocks’ dissolution. Eventually the ground above caves in.  


Hawiyat Najm is believed to exist as a result of a meteorite that hit the ground (which translates to falling star). 


Due to natural limestone erosion, the locals believe that a meteor fell on this spot of land, resulting in the natural depression and forming a small lake, so their name refers to that belief.


The local municipality developed the park, around it and along with a stairway leading down to the lake.

Hawiyat Najm Park


Bimmah Sinkhole is surrounded by Hawaiyat Najm Park. With numerous covered pavilions and picnic tables, a toilet, rubbish bins, paved walking paths, and a playground, the land is well maintained. 


To access the sinkhole from the park, there is an installed set of steps that lead from the park giving to the Sinkhole.

Why to Visit Bimmah Sinkhole 


1- Being a Natural Phenomenon


The sinkhole, which is about 600 m away from the sea, contains fresh water mixed with sea water giving it a turquoise color. 


Being connected to the ocean through a small underground tunnel, makes its water taste fresh but salty at times.


2- An Exciting Stop for Divers


Sinkhole pool is just about 20 metres deep, making it an exciting stop for diving enthusiasts. If you are a novice swimmer, so stay away from the deep end and stick to swimming in shallow waters.


People can go swimming there with little fish that are known to nibble people’s toes in a non harmful way, or hang around the park and have a barbecue. 


3- The Nearby Attraction  


The spot is located nearby some of the most visited  attractions. There’s the famous Wadi Shab, Tiwi and Wadi Al Arbeieen, to name a few. 

    Why Choose Us
    • Personalized Travel Services

      Whatever your travel dreams, together we can custom-design the perfect itinerary with highly personalized services just for you

    • We Speak Your Language

      A multilingual website offers content in 6 different languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German

    • Flexibility to Change

      We know how important it is for travellers to have the flexibility to change their itinerary due to some reasons or force majeure

    • Your Safety and Security

      A professional will accompany the guests to all of the places; they will never be left alone to fend for themselves

    • High Quality Service

      We do believe honestly that quality should come first and quantity would come later and our main objective focused on (Quality is our Top Priority)

    • Customer Service 24/7

      We offer Customer Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and email for questions about our tours and services

    • Support Sustainable Tourism

      We are attempting to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people

    • Secure Online Payment

      Our website is protected by the world′s most secure online payment system VeriSign Secure

    • Secure Website by MacAfee

      Memphis Tours website is a McAfee Secure site that helps keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud and spyware