These islands in Oman are home to rare coral reefs

Oman Saturday 12/September/2020 13:34 PM
By: Times News Service

Muscat: The Daymaniyat Islands Reserve, located between Wilayat Seeb in Muscat Governorate and Wilayat Barka in South Al Batinah Governorate, lies 18 km off the shores of Barka and is 70 km west of Muscat. The island reserve is naturally rich in many types of coral reefs, including rare corals.

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, describing the reserve, said in a statement, "The reserve is a group of nine islands with a total area of 100 hectares. It is distinguished by its beautiful beaches, white sands and clear blue waters. It also includes rare groups of coral reefs and large numbers of sea turtles which take shelter in the islands to lay eggs and nest. There are countless migratory and settlement birds too which can be seen here.”