Az̧ Z̧āhirah (Arabic: الظاهرة) is one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Oman. It was previously a region (mintaqah). It became a governorate on 28 October 2011.
Adh Dhahirah region consists of three wilayats: Ibri, Yankul, and Dhank.
Until October, 2006, two more wilayats were part of the region: Al Buraymi and Mahdha. In October, 2006, a new governorate, Al Buraymi was created from these two wilayats, and a third wilayat, Al Sinaihah was created from parts of the two.
Coordinates: 23°N 56°E / 23°N 56°E / 23; 56