Masirah Island is the largest island in Oman. It is 95 km long and 12 km wide. It is 19 km off the east side of Barr al Hikman, it is mostly hilly on its east side. The population is predictable at 12,000. This island has an airbase and a fish factory, as well as a few small towns. This island becomes a popular tourist destination during the 1990s and it holds attention for anyone seeking a real desert island experience. There is also a huge possibility for water sports here with the winds being particularly gorgeous to kite surfers. The rough terrain of the island and surrounding coastline created several wrecked dhows on the beaches of the island, most of them well preserved by the saltwater and intense heat.
Masirah gives the exact feel of Desert Island, clear golden beaches with greenish-blue water meet infertile hills, along with peculiar natural scenes. Goats and camels run along with dry scrubs and low acacia bushes to feed will sometimes meander across the roads. The island’s little town, Hilf, has some cafes and a few shops and restaurants. The western part of the island has turned into the home of 300 species of birds. It’s unimaginable that, in this tiny area, birds, graceful flamingos, and predators can exist. Water sports lovers are attracted to beaches on the east coast. Masirah attracts many tourists during summertime, at that time turtles lay eggs on the spacious sandy beaches, that remains one of the most exciting activity.
From Muscat International Airport, rent a cab to Shannah and from there you can get a ferry to reach the island.
Jabal Al Humr
Safa’iq Grave Site
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