Ad Dimaniyat Islands

Coordinates: 23°51′22″N 58°04′30″E / 23.856°N 58.075°E / 23.856; 58.075
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Ad Dimaniyat Islands
Daymaniyat Islands
Map showing the location of Ad Dimaniyat Islands
Map showing the location of Ad Dimaniyat Islands
Map of Oman
LocationMuscat Governorate, Oman
Nearest cityBarka
Coordinates23°51′22″N 58°04′30″E / 23.856°N 58.075°E / 23.856; 58.075[1]
Area100 ha (250 acres)
Juzor Ad Dimaniyat Lighthouse Edit this at Wikidata
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Height16 m (52 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower[2][3]
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height31 m (102 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range15 nmi (28 km; 17 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 10s Edit this on Wikidata

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.[4]

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.

Approval of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Climate Affairs is required to visit the islands, 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.[5]

Locally, the islands go by the names Kharabah, Huyoot, Al Jabal Al Kabeer (Um As Sakan). The latter is divided into two islands: Um Al Liwahah (Minaret) and Al Jawn, which includes three islands.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ad Dimaniyat Islands Nature Reserve". Archived from the original on 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-01-01.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Oman". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  3. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 13 October 2016
  4. ^ "(MECA)". Archived from the original on 2020-07-17. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  5. ^ Times of Oman

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First published online: 2015 (online scan, online text)