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Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

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Things to do: nature, wildlife areas, beaches
Tourism in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate focuses primarily on the coastline and the sand dunes, with some particularly notable natural features to explore in each of the main environments. Two rocky headlands display sheer cliffs and interesting rock formations, while between them lies a long stretch of sandy beach that serves as a significant nesting ground for green turtles. As well as having one of the most important nature reserves in the country, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate possesses a range of historical sites, including well-preserved forts and castles, mosques, and tombs. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate and add them to your vacation plans using our Oman vacation generator.
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Where to stay

Most visitors looking to stay overnight in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate do so for the experience of sleeping out in the dunes. The primary place to look for such an experience lies to the south of Bidiyah. Here, you'll find a number of desert campgrounds, with some more budget-friendly camping options sitting alongside groups of large, luxury tents and huts with Jacuzzis, restaurants, and bars. While some accommodations lie in the main urban areas of Ibra and Sur, many travelers to Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate opt to stay in the capital, Muscat, located an hour's drive to the north from Ibra.
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