Masirah is an island which is located east of the Omani main land. Until now, there are no flight connections to Masirah Island. We recommend you to travel with your own hired car. This is the cheapest possibility where also your mobility on the island is ensured. The road is in good condition and you can go everywhere even without off-road vehicle. Travelling on your own is not an issue in Oman and no special security concerns are necessary.
If you wish we will of course organise your transfer from Muscat to Masirah Island and back.
The route described below is the fastest way to geht to Masirah Island. There is enough traffic to not be on your own in the desert in case of emergency. However, we recommend to take some supplies on your journey as there are only few shopping possibilities.
Directions to Masirah Island, starting at "Clock Tower Roundabout" in Seeb between City Centre (shopping centre) and airport:
0 km: Turn off the roundabout in the direction of “Nizwa”/”Salalah” (Route No. 15)
115 km: At exit “Izki”, turn off in the direction of “Sinaw”/”Masirah”. (Route No. 33)
195 km: Turn right in the direction of “Masirah” at the Sinaw roundabout.(Route No. 32) !Attention! The Shell petrol station in Sinaw at the roundabout is the only 24hrs petrol station for the remaining distance. It is therefore advisable to refuel, especially in the late evening and by night. By day, there is only one place halfway between Sinaw and Mahoud where you can get petrol.
394 km: Turn left at the Mahoud roundabout in the direction of “Masirah”/”Hiji”
458 km: Turn right to “Masirah”. After 10 km you will have reached the “Sanah” ferry landing place.
Ferries go at irregular intervals from 6 am until 3 am in the afternoon. Both landing places – the new one behind the landing stage as well as the old one in front of the “local restaurant” are used, depending on the ferry staff. Therefore: Get in the queue, keep your eyes open and don’t let yourself be pushed aside! Ferry costs: 10.- OMR per 4x4
On the Island:
After leaving the village „Hilf“ towards south, always along the west coast. The sea should remain visible on your right hand side.
After 33 km there is a signboard “Sur Masirah”. 300 meter after that turn right and follow the tracks though the village. Always along the lagoon right after passing the village you should see the Camp of KITEBOARDING-OMAN.
Stay on the tracks, because between it can be deep and muddy (sabkha!) off road.
GPS-Coordinates: 20°25'47.14'N ; 58°43'1.85'E
4x4 self-drivers, please note:
Careful where you drive, especially in the shore area! The "Sabkha" is often very muddy and wet. Faster than thought, the car is sucked and worse case, the phone out of reception. In the right gear driven, a modern 4x4 is able to handle a lot, but not everything. Maybe on another day (tides), with another car - and maybe with another driver...