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Masira is a small island located off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea. It is part of the Masirah Governorate, an administrative region in the country. The island is approximately 30 kilometers long and 8 kilometers wide, with a total area of about 200 square kilometers.

Masira is known for its beautiful beaches, which attract tourists from all over the world. The island is also home to a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, and seabirds. The island is also a popular destination for fishing, as it is surrounded by a rich and diverse marine life.

The island has a long history, dating back to the third century BC. During this period, it was part of the ancient kingdom of Dilmun, a powerful trading empire. In the 16th century, the Portuguese established a trading post on the island, and it became a major trading hub in the region.

In the 19th century, the British established a naval base on the island, which was used to protect their interests in the region. During World War II, the island was used as a base for the British Royal Navy. After the war, Masira was used as a staging ground for the British forces in the Middle East.

Today, Masira is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to enjoy the beautiful beaches and wildlife. The island is also home to a number of archaeological sites, which provide insight into the history of the region.

Excursion tips for a day in Masira

As a tourist in Masira, Oman, there are a variety of exciting activities to experience on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Masira Island Marine Reserve and explore the diverse marine life.

2. Take a boat tour around the island to admire its stunning beauty.

3. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

4. Visit the local markets and explore the local culture and cuisine.

5. Go snorkeling or diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs.

6. Take a hike up the mountains and enjoy the stunning views.

7. Visit the nearby villages and learn about the traditional Omani lifestyle.

8. Go bird-watching and discover the diverse bird species.

9. Go on a fishing trip and catch some of the local seafood.

10. Take a guided tour of the island to learn more about its history and culture.

Experience Masira with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Masira. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Masira

Masira in Oman has a hot and dry climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from around 20°C to 40°C. In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 45°C. The winter months are milder with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C. Rainfall is rare, with most of the rain falling during the winter months. During the spring, temperatures rise quickly and the air is dry and dusty. In the summer, the climate is hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms. The autumn months are usually mild and pleasant.

Cruise weather for Masira

Our weather forecast for Masira helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 25 °C
48.6 m/s
72.4 m/s
46.6 %
24.1 m
86.5 %
998 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 25 °C
50.4 m/s
73.1 m/s
52.5 %
23.9 m
86.8 %
997 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 25 °C
45.7 m/s
65.9 m/s
77.7 %
24.1 m
87.7 %
998 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 25.4 °C
47.9 m/s
65.9 m/s
99.2 %
24.1 m
85.9 %
999 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.9 °C
40.0 m/s
53.8 m/s
78.2 %
23.8 m
87.8 %
999 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 24.6 °C
51.8 m/s
73.4 m/s
64.0 %
24.1 m
87.7 %
999 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 24.9 °C
52.9 m/s
78.6 m/s
68.1 %
23.3 m
86.0 %
998 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 25.2 °C
56.5 m/s
83.2 m/s
78.2 %
24.1 m
83.5 %
996 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 25.2 °C
58.3 m/s
85.0 m/s
86.4 %
24.1 m
85.6 %
996 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 25.1 °C
53.3 m/s
82.8 m/s
84.4 %
24.1 m
85.7 %
996 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 25 °C
54.4 m/s
80.3 m/s
96.6 %
24.1 m
86.6 %
995 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 25.1 °C
51.8 m/s
78.8 m/s
94.8 %
23.5 m
85.7 %
995 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 25 °C
55.8 m/s
85.4 m/s
95.0 %
24.1 m
86.7 %
995 hPa

Cruises to Masira

Would you like to travel to Masira on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Masira.

Scheduled ship calls in Masira, Oman
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