Ad Dimaniyat Islands
|Ad Dimaniyat Islands|
|Location||Muscat Governorate, Oman|
|Area||100 ha (250 acres)|
|Juzor Ad Dimaniyat Lighthouse|
|Construction||metal skeletal tower|
|Tower shape||square pyramidal skeletal tower|
|Tower height||16 m (52 ft)|
|Focal height||31 m (102 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||15 nmi (28 km; 17 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 10s|
The Ad Dimaniyat Islands is a protected area in Oman.
The Nature Reserve is located in Wilayat AlSeeb in the Muscat Governorate and lies about 18 kilometres (11 mi) off the coast of Barka (70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Muscat, the capital). It is composed of nine islands with a total area of 100 hectares (250 acres). The reserve has a rich natural heritage and is replete with several kinds of coral reefs, including some examples that are quite rare. The island is home to a large number of sea turtles that lay their eggs and nest there, as well as a magnet for migratory and indigenous birds.
Fans of camping and diving now pay more for their satisfaction, after the decree of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Climate Affairs. 
Expatriates pay OMR10, while locals pay OMR5.
Before the new rule, everyone paid OMR1 for entering the islands, OMR3 for diving, OMR5 for camping or OMR7 for the whole package.Under the new law, non-Omanis will have to pay OMR3 per day for a visit, OMR6 for diving and OMR10 for diving and overnight camping.
To visit the islands, you must have the approval of the Ministry of MECA, which was also the case with the previous law. Stay on the island is allowed for a maximum of 5 days, and the number in the group must not exceed 12 people. 
Locally, the islands go by the following names: Kharabah, Huyoot, Al Jabal Al Kabeer (Um As Sakan). The latter is divided into two islands: Um Al Liwahah (Minaret) and Al Jawn that includes three islands.
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- DAIMĀNIYĀT (ديمانيات), in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 10 July 2018 <https://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040131>