Sharqiyah is a region (mintaqah) of the Sultanate of Oman. It
is the eastern region of the Sultanate of Oman; the capital of
Ash Sharqiyah is Sur.
Ash Sharqiyah Region consists of eleven wilayat: Sur, Ibra, Mudhaibi,
Al Kamil Wal Wafi, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Wadi
Bani Khaled, Dema Wa Thaieen, Bidiya, Al Qabil, and Massirah.
Its main cities are Sur and Ibra.
Of particular touristic interest is the
Ash Sharqiyah coast, which includes the headlands of Ra's al-Hadd
and Ra's al-Ghaima. The 42-km stretch of beachland between these
two places is the most significant nesting ground in the Indian
Ocean for green turtles. An estimated 20,000 turtles lay their
clutches of 80 to 100 eggs for each female there annually. Oman's
Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water administers
the site, which is one of the Sultanate's most important natural