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Sat 10:00am - 4:30pm
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Top Tip
Seeing the turtles nesting on the beach and watching as baby ones pop through the sand amongst your feet and shuffle their way down to the beach is not to be missed.

Why we like it

  • A unique Eco-tourism experience & an unparalleled encounter with sea turtles
  • The only place where the public can watch the nesting process of green turtles in the Indian Ocean
  • Modern interactive Natural history and Archaeological Museum
  • 10 air-conditioned en-suite rooms plus two family rooms
  • Guided excursions every night to view the turtles and witness the nesting process

About Ras al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Centre

Ras al-Hadd Nature Reserve houses one of the largest nesting areas for Green Turtle in the Indian Ocean. The Nature Reserve stretches over 46 square miles with a 27 mile coastline. The reserve contains six thousand-year-old archaeological sites of fishermen villages and tombstones. Excavations, too have unearthed several important relics - most notably Oman's first wooden boat and the peninsula's oldest incense burner.

The Ras Al Jinz Scientific and Visitor Centre is a quiet sanctuary for turtles where they lay their eggs, securing the continued survival of the species and protecting them from extinction. It also houses also a research library and research centres for marine biology and archaeology.

The 10 air-conditioned en-suite rooms are equipped with mini refrigerator and LCD televisions. There are also two bunk bedded en-suite rooms on the ground floor with mini refrigerator available for families.

The Sambuk restaurant is complimented by a coffee counter.