Al Ansab Wetland
A visit to the Al Ansab Wetland can turn anyone into a birdwatcher; the area is a haven for almost 300 species of birds, along with butterflies, fish and flowers. Situated 11km (7mi) from the centre of Muscat, it’s only a short drive away and can easily be added to an itinerary. Al Ansab Wetland is oddly nestled into a water treatment works, but don’t let that put you off. Oman’s wastewater services company is helping the wetland by implementing guidelines to protect the environment from pollution and reduce carbon emissions.