Welcome to Ras Al Jinz
Ras Al Jinz (Ras Al Junayz), the easternmost point of the Arabian Peninsula, is an important turtle-nesting site for the endangered green turtle. More than 20,000 females return annually to the beach where they hatched in order to lay eggs. Oman has an important role to play in the conservation of this endangered species and takes the responsibility seriously, with strict penalties for harming turtles or their eggs. The area is under government protection and the only way to visit the site is by joining an escorted tour. A maximum of 200 people, including those staying at the reserve guesthouse, are given entry each evening, with 100 people allowed in the morning, so booking in advance is a must. There's an interesting museum here, and the beach, with its impressive cliffs, is accessible during the day.