The coast and sea are inherent to the Omani identity. Stretching over 2,000km, Oman’s coastline is dotted with magical beaches and lagoons, and offers an incredible variety of sea life – from colourful corals and dolphins, to a wide variety of fish, rays and sea snakes. Even five of the seven known sea turtle species can be found throughout the Sultanate’s waters.
Oman continues to be a sea-faring nation, relying on the sea for fishing and transport. In local folklore, the sea remains a creator, giving birth to the mountains that protect its shores, delivering treasures from deep within, and providing a home to all the plants and creatures that live beneath.