Ayn Razat is one of the fresh water springs in Dhofar Governorate, outside the city of Salalah.
This part of Oman has plethora of natural springs, some of which are seasonal and can only be found during the monsoon season (known as Khareef). However, Ayn Razat s perennial and you can visit it at any part of the year.
Another attraction of Ain Razat is its cave, which is accessible via stone staircase. The steps are barricaded from both sides to prevent fall from height. Prior to the steps, the cave was only reachable via slippery mud.
Inside the cave, there is a stone curved bench, where you can take rest after climbing the steps. It will be 2 to 3 minutes to reach to the top, which is cave with amazing view of Ain Razat’s surroundings including the pound, water channel and the garden.
Ain Razat also has a small ornamental garden, which is fenced and has one gate for entrance and exit. The entrance is free. At the entrance of the park, the national emblem of Oman, which consists of a khanjar inside its sheath and is superimposed upon two crossed swords, is curved on the stone and the emerging plants takes the shape of the emblem. The garden is open to visitors throughout the year. However, the opening timing of the park are different. During monsoon season, it is open all days, both weekdays and weekends, from 2 pm to 6 pm.
During the other seasons of the year, from September to June, the garden is only open on weekend from 9 am to 6 pm. timing on weekends. In Oman, weekends are the days of Friday and Saturday. There are a variety of flowers including red and pink roses. The trees are spread across the plain and one tall tree at the center stands out in the garden. The view of the cave and the surroundings is spectacular, which can be seen while walking or siting in the garden. You will see many people sitting on a mat o the chairs and picnicking here.
This natural spring gushes out from the base of Jabal Qara, which is one of the three series in Dhofar mountains. This ayn is located 23 kilometer east of Salalah city and the drive will take around 25 to 30 minutes.