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Turtle watching is one of the much loved activities of tourists in Oman. About thousands of sea turtles migrate annually from the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and Somalia to lay their eggs on the Sultanate’s shores.
Thousands of people come every year to Oman to witness this natural phenomenon. It is a rare and beautiful thing to see nature at its most brilliant.
During night, these turtles drag themselves out of the water to the beach by carrying their heavy shells on their backs. With a great effort, they dig a hole in the sand by making use of the tips of their paws to bury their eggs. Once they complete the process, they return to the sea.
In about 55 days, these eggs hatch and baby turtles come out to begin their adventurous journey of life. Before they find safety in the waters, they have to escape from the hungry foxes, crabs and birds and push their way towards the sea.
Watching the turtles’ night dash to the sea is one of the most well-liked tourist activities. If you are planning to make a visit to Oman, take the opportunity and make time in your schedule to experience this beautiful activity. This incredible sight is what makes Omani nights special among the visitors.
During the months of May through July, the turtles venture closer to shore so as to feed and to procreate. The period of July-October is said as the peak time for turtle watching in Oman. These are some of the few unspoiled places in the world where tourists can observe them in their natural habitat.