Nature Reserve


Ad Dimaniyat Islands

The Ad Dimaniyat Islands are a protected area in Oman.The Nature Reserve is located in Wilayat AlSeeb in the Muscat Governorate and lies about 18 kilometres (11 mi) off the coast of Barka (70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Muscat, the capital). It is composed of nine islands with a total area of 100 hectares (250 acres).


Al Saleel National Park

The Al Saleel National Park is a wildlife reserve in the Sharqiyah region of Oman.The park extends over an area of 220 square kilometres (85 sq mi), and is predominantly covered by forests of acacia trees. It is home to a number of rare species such as the Arabian gazelle, the Omani wild cat (“Al Senmar”) (Felis silvestris gordoni) and other animals which have made this environment their home, including the red fox, the Egyptian eagle (Neophron percnopterus) and others.


Arabian Oryx Sanctuary

The Arabian Oryx Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in the Omani Central Desert and Coastal Hills, it contains rare fauna, including a free-ranging herd of Arabian oryx, the first since the species' extinction in the wild in 1972, and its subsequent reintroduction in 1982 at this site.


Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve

Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Dhofar, Oman. It has an area of 4,500 square kilometres (1,700 sq mi) and has no permanent population. It is one of the last places with wild Arabian leopards.


Khawrs of the Salalah Coast Reserve

The Khawrs of the Salalah Coast Reserve are a group of eight natural reserves in the Dhofar Governorate of Oman. They consist of lagoons and vary in size from a few hectares to more than one hundred hectares.


Oman Botanic Garden

Oman Botanic Garden was established near old Al Khoudh over an estimated area of 425 hectares in Wilayt Al Seeb, Muscat Governorate.When completed, the park will be one of the largest botanic gardens in the Gulf region.


Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Oman's Turtle Reserve combines the previously proposed Ras Al Hadd National Scenic Reserve and the Ras al Jinz National Nature Reserve and encloses 120 sq. km. (12,000 ha.) of beaches, shorelands, adjacent sea and seabed and two khawrs.