Ras al Hadd

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Ra's al Hadd Lighthouse
Ras al Hadd.jpg
Sunset in Ras al Hadd
Ras al Hadd is located in Oman
Ras al Hadd
Location Ras al Hadd
Coordinates 22°31′59.1″N 59°47′53.9″E / 22.533083°N 59.798306°E / 22.533083; 59.798306
Foundation concrete basement
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red and white horizontal bands tower, white lantern
Height 38 metres (125 ft)
Focal height 42 metres (138 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 10s.
Admiralty number D7318
NGA number 30902[1] [2]

Ras al Hadd (رأس الحد) is a village in Ash Sharqiyah district in Oman.

Ras al-Jinz turtle beach[edit]

Main article: Ras al-Jinz

The beaches at Ras al Hadd and nearby Ras al-Jinz (رأس الجنز) are known as a breeding ground for green sea turtles.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Oman The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 13 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 13 October 2016
  3. ^ Oman: a MEED practical guide John Whelan - 1984 "Five species occur: the loggerhead, green, hawksbill, Olive Ridley and leather-back turtles. Of these, two species commonly breed in Oman — the loggerhead in Masirah, and the green turtle on the beaches of Ras al-Hadd."
  4. ^ Oman, 2nd: The Bradt Travel Guide - Page 239 Diana Darke, Sandra Shields - 2010 "The beaches of Ras Al Hadd and Ras Al Jinz provide nesting grounds for an estimated 20,000 turtles each year that migrate from as far as the Red Sea and the East African coast. Turtles can be seen virtually year round, but September to "

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Coordinates: 22°31′01″N 59°46′01″E / 22.517°N 59.767°E / 22.517; 59.767