Welcome to Ras Al Hadd
Surrounded by the mighty Indian Ocean to the east and a giant inlet, Khor Garami, to the west, the headland upon which Ras Al Hadd sits feels like an outpost of Oman – and in many ways it is. This, together with neighbouring Ras Al Jinz, is the most eastern point, not just of Oman, but of the whole Arabian Peninsula. If you're expecting a slight leaning towards the subcontinent of India, however, you'll look in vain, as the flat rocky plain that rambles into the sea here, dotted by the odd acacia, trimmed by roving camels, is quintessential Arabian desert. A derelict runway left over from WWII is about the only reminder of the world beyond. The town encompasses its own lagoon, Khor Haja, where dhows shelter during storms. The lagoon landscape and an old fort make it worth a stopover en route to or from Ras Al Jinz.