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Bimmah Sinkhole

Hawiyyat Najm, known as Bimmah Sinkhole in English, is a water-filled depression, structurally a sinkhole, in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman, very close to the Al Sharqiyah region just off the highway to Sur, few kilometers before Tiwi.

History of Bimmah Sinkhole

Bimmah Sinkhole, also known as Hawaiyat Najm and Dabab Sinkhole, is a captivating natural wonder nestled in the Governorate of Muscat, within the Sultanate of Oman.

This stunning limestone formation resembles a picturesque turquoise lake, stretching approximately 50 meters (164 feet) by 70 meters (230 feet) wide, with a depth of around 25 meters (82 feet). The sinkhole’s formation is attributed to the collapse of the Earth’s upper crust layer due to erosion, although locals believe it may have been formed by a meteorite impact, earning it the poetic nickname ‘The Falling Star’ in Arabic.

Unique among Oman’s sinkholes, Bimmah Sinkhole stands out for its remarkable setting, surrounded by both the sea and mountains. To preserve this natural treasure, a park has been developed around the sinkhole, complete with a small stairway leading down to the tranquil waters below.

Visitors have the opportunity to descend to the enchanting turquoise waters and even take a refreshing dip in the lake. Palm trees dot the landscape, providing shade, while picnic tables offer the perfect spot to relax and savor the serenity of this idyllic oasis.

Despite its popularity and proximity to the main highway, Bimmah Sinkhole continues to draw a steady stream of visitors. While solitude may be scarce in this bustling attraction, the chance to witness such natural beauty firsthand remains an extraordinary experience.

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