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  • Ras Al Jinz
  • Ras Al Jinz
  • Ras Al Jinz


Ras Al Jinz

Thirty-Five kilometres from Sur at the easternmost point of the Arabian Peninsula, lies a unique natural landscape, of golden deserts, unspoiled shorelines, lush green oases and rugged mountains. Ras Al Jinz is world renowned for the nesting of the endangered green turtle-Cheloniamydas and has the most critical nesting concentration on the Indian Ocean. 

Walk across the sands, outlined in the moonlight to the edge of the waves, and you will see the ghostly silhouettes of green turtles emerging from the surf.  Having found a suitably sheltered spot, the turtles begin digging, scooping out clouds of sand with their flippers to create a sizeable hole in which they proceed to lay their eggs. At daybreak, as the sun rises, reveals the beautiful, cliff-fringed beach dotted with the tremendous humped outlines of departing turtles, making their way down to the water’s edge before disappearing, exhausted, into the waves.


Ras Al Jinz Hotels

$$ Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve Ras Al Jinz

Character Boutique, Eco-friendly, Remote Location

All rates are inclusive of breakfast, turtle viewing (dawn and evening), entry to Turtle Visitor Center (Museum). It is located in Ras Al Jinz, the nesting site for green turtles.  12 Australian...

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