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Flag of Madha
Madha is located in Oman
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 25°17′4″N 56°19′59″E / 25.28444°N 56.33306°E / 25.28444; 56.33306
Country Oman
Governorate Musandam
 • Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said
 • Governor ?
 • Wāli ?
Elevation 41 m (137 ft)
Time zone UAE standard time (UTC+4)
Road sign in Madha
Shops in the village of Harah

The Omani territory of Madha (Arabic: مدحاء‎, translit. madḥāʾ) or Wadi Madha is an exclave of Oman, enclaved by the United Arab Emirates (UAE); inside it, there is a second-order enclave Nahwa, part of UAE. Madha is located halfway between the Musandam Peninsula and the rest of Oman. It forms part of the Musandam Governorate.

The exclave is on the FujairahKhor Fakkan road in the Emirate of Sharjah of the UAE and covers approximately 75 km² (29 sq mi). There are two exits to Madha on the Fujairah–Khorfakkan road. Although the boundary was settled in 1969, the Mahda residents' decision to align with the Omani rulers dates back to the 1930s or 1940s.[1]

Madha is mostly empty, with the developed portion, called "New Madha", containing roads, a school, post office, an 'Eid ground, police station, an Omani bank, electricity and water supply, and an airstrip. There is also a Royal Oman Police patrol.

The population is less than 3,000.[2]

Inside Madha, there is an exclave of the UAE called Nahwa, which is part of the Emirate of Sharjah.

In 2014, it was announced that a Madha Museum would be built[3] to house the collection of local historian Mohammed bin Salem al Mad’hani.


  1. ^ "Madha village's pledge of allegiance changed the map forever". The National. Retrieved 2018-01-05. 
  2. ^ Vaidya, Sunil K. (9 May 2009). "Tremors cause panic in Madha village in Oman". Gulf News. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ HAQUE, FAIZUL (11 Aug 2014). "Madha Museum Drive in Oman Collects OMR300,000". Times of Oman. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Madha travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 25°17′4″N 56°19′59″E / 25.28444°N 56.33306°E / 25.28444; 56.33306