Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz
Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz is part of the Tentative list of Oman in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
Map of Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I cannot believe why Oman, having so many natural beauties, does not have any natural WHS. One of the best proposals would be turtle reserves of Ras al Had and Ras al Jinz. From all beaches of the Indian Ocean, this is the place most liked by female turtles to lay eggs. Turtles come there all the year, but the best period to visit is summer. In winter, if you are not lucky, you may not see any turtles. I was there in February and, fortunately, there were six turtles on the beach. The walks are organized in the night at about 10pm and at 4am in the morning. I participated in the night one and was lucky enough to see one turtle during laying eggs and then burying them in sand, but could not see the best part of the attraction, when little turtles hatch from the eggs and go to the sea. Nonetheless, the experience was wanderful. The turtles are enormous, even more than 1m in length! For me, it is must-see place in Oman.