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Khawr Sham

This lagoon is located in Wilayat Khasab in the Governorate of Musandam. This lagoon covers 20 kilometres. Many villages overlook Khawr Sham, which can be reached only by sea in traditional vessels. Khawr Sham is considered a tourist destination for hiking, camping and watching dolphins.

In the middle of Khawr Sham is a small island called Al Telegraph Island, as in 1860 it was used as a base to connect to the telegraph cable (which had been extended under water) to link Basra in Iraq to India.