Most accommodations of the province Sharqiyah are situated along the main roads of that region. Whoever wants to intensely experience the beauty of the mountains and the desert should be willing to book an overnight stay in one of the camps, even when they may offer a different standard of comfort than the most modern hotels.
The province Sharqiyah offers many interesting sights for visitors and is characterized by extreme contrasts: here the sands of the Wahiba desert stretch out to the waves of the Indian Ocean and to the eastern Hajar mountains. Old settlements in the oases line the ancient camel caravan route from Sur to Muscat. During summer thousands of sea turtles come to the beach to bury their eggs in the warm sand.
The Ras al Jinz Scientific and Visitor Center is a modern building built directly at the entrance to the bay of the Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve.
The newly renovated Ras al Hadd Beach Hotel is located on the promontory beautifully located between the lagoon and the coast.
The Sur Beach Hotel is located on the far western edge of the city, directly on the sea.
The Sur Plaza Hotel is the classiest hotel in Sur. It is located on the main access road, about 2 km from the center.
The Bedouin-led palm hut camp is located about 20 km deep in the Wahiba Desert at the end of a dune valley.
The Al-Ayjah Plaza Hotel is located across the suspension bridge in the district of Al Ayjah, overlooking the lagoon.
The luxury Desert Nights Camp is located two and a half hours drive from Muscat in the outskirts of the Wahiba Desert near Al Wasil.
The Oriental Nights Rest House is ideal for a stopover on the edge of the Sharquiya / Wahiba Sands and, in particular, as a base for exploring Wadi Bani Khalid.