Ash Sharqiyah

Ash-Sharqiyah North Gobernorate
Ash-Sharqiyah North Gobernorate
Ash-Sharqiyah South Gobernorate
Ash-Sharqiyah South Gobernorate

Situation: Ash Sharqiyah was the eastern region of the Sultanate of Oman.  Ash Sharqiyah Region was split into two governorates: North, further inland, and South on the East Coast

Population: it has an estimated population of 415,656 spread through 11 pronvinces: Sur, Ibra, Al-Mudhaibi, Bidiyah, Al-Qabil, Dima wal Taeen, Al-Kamil wal Wafi, Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, Wadi Bani Khalid and the island of Masirah.

Capitals: Sur (South Governorate) and Ibra (North Governorate)

Geography: with a surface of 36.400 km², it limits North through the mountain range of Hajar where you will find the coast of the town of Fins and then borders all the Eastern coast, until reaching the Peninsula of Barr Al-Hikman (in front of the island of Masirah); in its interior you will find the majestic Sharqiyah Sands desert where nomads are able to live under extreme conditions, here sheep herding is the main activity.  Outside the desert area, the typical activity is limited to agriculture due to the vast fertile land and fishing because of the abundance of available water.

Visit: Considered as a region with strong Omani roots, you will be able to enjoy the typical camel and horse races and spend a night in the desert eating lamb and visiting a traditional fishing watercraft (Dhow).

Sharqiyah North:

  • Ibra
  • Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Al Mintarib (Desert Camp)
  • Wadi Shab
  • Wadi Tiwi

Sharqiyah  South:

  • Sur
  • Ras Al Jinz
  • Al Ashkharah
  • Masirah Island
  • Barr Al Hikman