Ras al Hadd lies close to the easternmost point of Oman. Here there is a long, white sand beach, which is home to a colony of birds. Due to algae the seawater here has a greenish colour. The nearby Ras al Hadd fort was built between 1560 and 1570 and is open to visitors. About 25km to the northwest lies the fishermen village of Al Ayjah, which is located opposite to Sur along the Omani coast, about 160 km southwest of Muscat. It consists of a set of picturesque whitewashed houses around a beach. There is a lighthouse at the end of the outer promontory and a watchtower on the other headland delimiting the beach. The Al Hamooda Fort in Ayjah has been restaurated about 10 years ago. The coast to the north of Sur consists of a number of beaches interrupted by rocky headlands.
01 Empty shells 02 Ras Al Hadd beach 03 Ras Al Hadd fort 04 Ras Al Hadd fort 05 Ras Al Hadd fort
06 Ras Al Hadd fort 07 Ras Al Hadd fort 08 Minaret in Ayjah 09 Door in Ayjah
10 Al Hamooda fortin Ayjah 11 Al Ayjah 12 Al Ayjah
13 Ayjah beach 14 White house in Ayjah 15 Al Ayjah watch tower
16 Al Ayjah watch tower 17 Al Ayjah lighthouse
18 Al Ayjah at night
19 Al Ayjah at night
20 Central Oman coast 21 Central Oman coast 22 Central Oman coast
23 Central Oman coast
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