Ras Al Jinz Nature Reserve is an adorable place to enjoy in the Sultanate of Oman. Each year, thousands of sea turtles drift from the shores of the Arabian Gulf (mediterranean sea in Western Asia) and the Red Sea (seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean) to put their eggs on Oman’s seashores. Reserves have been set up to allow seeing them, come to shore at night and leave their home in the first part of the day. Enjoy sunrise and sunset on a stunning beach while the great turtle makes their nest or gets to the sea. It is fairly magical to see them dig resiliently and slide slowly back to the water!
After the linking of the Ras Al Jinz National Nature Reserve (holding the largest area of green sea turtles in the Indian Ocean) with the Ras al Hadd National Scenic Reserve (Turtle Reserve), to more likely secure the ocean turtles and their common environmental factors, this Nature Reserve was founded in 1996. With over 120 sq km this region comprises of 45 km shoreline and reaching the regional water within 1 km. This Natural reserve consists of more than 6000-year-old archaeological sites of fishing villages and graves.
Best time to visit
The season of hatching is between May and September, especially July to September. If you want to see more turtles, you should do it at night until the early morning. In the daytime, you may see only a few. You can also visit the museum in Ras al Jinz.