Times of Oman
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Masirah Island: The land of the scenic beauty
October 10, 2013 | 12:00 AM
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Masirah Island, a jewel in the Arabian Sea, is Oman 's largest island with 12,000 inhabitants. The distance from Muscat to Masirah is 450 kms.  The island is off the coast of the Barr Al Hikman area and can be accessed by taking a ferry locally known as Alyasoora, which usually takes 2 hours. It is surrounded by several other islands, namely Marsis, Cha'nazi and Kalban.


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