Beach Holiday In Oman With Dolphin Watching & Turtle Watching

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Oman has a shoreline of 1700km. It offers the beauty of a number of the cleanest, most eye-catching beaches which a tourist would love to visit. Among them, a few of the beaches are private, except some adjacent to the beach resort hotels, or those attached to forces or government possessed properties.

A great number of people enjoy picnics and barbeques on weekend on a beach holiday. Some of the beaches in Muscat capital area for a perfect beach holiday include;

• Aviation Beach or Shell Beach: It is located close to the Civil Aviation Club in Al Azaiba. If you want to visit the Aviation beach, you are required to take a four-wheel drive vehicle to get down to the water's edge. This beach is rich in starfish, crabs and exotic shells.

• Bandar Jissah: Bandar Jissah is another beautiful beach of Oman which is located near Qantab on the way to Al Bustan. There are several rocks at the foot of the cliffs where tourists can explore the shells.

• Marjan Beach: Marjan Beach is located next to Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). It is calm during the day, but inclined to get lively in the evenings. Many Local fishermen can be seen spearing cuttlefish.

• Qurum Beach: Qurum Beach is located beneath the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It is a well arranged beach for tourists and offers a number of picnic spots and palm shades. When the beach is not populated, one can easily walk up to four kilometers towards the diplomatic enclave. You find Intercontinental hotel about half way along this stretch of beach.

Some of the entertaining activities on the beaches include:

• Diving: Oman's long coastline and dirt free clean waters offer the opportunity of diving for underwater explorers. Several specialized diving companies offer a complete range of diving learning courses, diving equipments and diving activities.

Turtle watching: Another natural entertaining scene for tourists is the turtle watching. Several types of turtles living for more than a century swim in the Indian Ocean. Every year they return to the beaches of Ras al Hadd, Ras Al Junayz and Masirah island and lay their eggs on the beaches.

Dolphin Watching: It is a breathtaking scene at Oman beaches. There are 11 known species of dolphins sharing the stunning shoreline of the Sultanate of Oman. You actually could come across whales and dolphins roughly anywhere along Oman's stretched and varied shoreline, but for a very short period of time. Some of these dolphins belong to the whale species.

Some of the species of dolphins found on beaches of Oman are Striped Dolphin, Spotted Dolphin Spinner Dolphin, Risso's Dolphin, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Finless Porpoise, Rough-Toothed Dolphin, False Killer Whale, Common Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphin. So it is quite a treat for dolphin watching lovers.

• Whale watching: Whales visit the shore beaches of the Sultanate less frequently. They are usually found in Ash Sharqiyah and Al Wusta regions; some of the whales are also found on the beaches of Dhofar Governorate.

The most renowned types of whales that visit Oman beaches are Bryde's Whales or Tropical Whales, Blue Whales, Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Pygmy Killer Whales, Killer Whales, Melon-Headed Whales, False Killer Whale, Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales.

The tourist as well as a really great beach holiday on the beaches of Oman.

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