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Island of Masirah in Oman a hotspot for desert windsurfing

Oman as become an increasingly popular tourist destination in the Middle East over recent decades and travellers can enjoy a wide range of fun activities from scuba diving to windsurfing. One of the best places to enjoy desert windsurfing is the island of Masirah which is located off the east coast of Oman.

Island of Masirah in Oman a hotspot for desert windsurfing

Over recent years, the Sultanate of Oman has become a popular travel destination for holidaymakers who are seeking, sunshine and culture, but there are plenty of fun activities too.

Oman has become a hotspot for windsurfing activities due to its strong desert winds and waves.

Located on the Arabic Peninsular, some of the best windsurfing can be found on the Island of Masirah off the east coast of Oman. Summertime brings the strongest winds and wave conditions that create hours of fun for windsurfing enthusiasts of all levels.

The island offers a selection of nautical sports and holidaymakers can enjoy excursions into the nearby hills and deserts such as dune buggying or jeep tours. Many of the best remote windsurfing spots can only be accessed via long drives through the desert.

With isolated sandy beaches and clear ocean waters, the island is also great for scuba diving and snorkelling activities, and tourists might get the chance to catch sightings of Oman's native sea turtles, as well as hundreds of diverse marine species, from seahorses and Oman clownfish, to loggerhead turtles, dolphins, sharks and humpback whales.

The Sultanate of Oman offers is located in the Middle East, bordered by Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The country boasts a myriad of stunning landscapes for such as sweeping sandy beaches and huge sand dunes, majestic mountain ranges, crystal clear turquoise ocean waters, and rugged coastline.

Muscat is the capital of Oman and it is home to beautiful beaches and miles of coastline. Holidaymakers can explore the historic sites and attractions such as the Al Jalali Fort and Al Mirani forts, Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Qurum National Park and the Bait az-Zubair Museum.

The development of new luxury hotels and resorts is continuing across the nation and many global hospitality brands are building properties to accommodate the growing number of foreign visitors.

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