Al Dhahirah (Arabic: الظاهرة; Az̧ Z̧āhirah) is one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Oman. It was previously a region (mintaqah). It became a governorate on 28 October 2011.
Adh Dhahirah Governorate consists of three provinces (wilayat):
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 those 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