Friday, 5 Mar 2021
The number of local and foreign tourists who visited Masirah Island in the Governorate of South Sharqiyah last year stood at 15,189.

Over 15,000 visited Masirah Island in 2017

The National Ferries Company operated 1,581 trips to Masirah Island throughout the very first eight months of 2017. It ferried much more than 127,000 passengers in all. In 2017, the organization operated two,980 trips in between Shannah and Masirah carrying 194,214 passengers.

Statistics published by the Ministry of Transport and Communications show that 11 express ferry boats operated two,075 trips from Masirah to Shannah and 1,775 from Shannah to Masirah from January till August.

Known for its moderate climate, clean atmosphere and gorgeous beaches, the island is also a location for these interested in fishing, diving, water sports and watching birds and turtles. Besides current hostels and the Masirah Island Spa, function is below way to open hotel apartments, as nicely as the 43-area Masirah Waves hotel subsequent year.

Masirah is 640km lengthy and 95km wide. It is separated from the eastern coast of the mainland by a 16-24km wide channel.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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