The nature of this region blends three environments, each having its own distinctive flavour: the coastline, hugging the Arabian Sea and part of the Sea of Oman, tells the story of hard work done by hardy men. Their weapons are the boats they have built with their own strong hands. Their ammunition is their nets spun by their dexterous fingers while chanting melodious work songs. Under cover of night, they sail into the sea and wrangle with its high waves in a constant battle between the desire to earn their living and come home safely. At the break of dawn, these hard-working men return with their nets overflowing with fish, chanting the melodious refrain, “Thanks be To Allah” for His boon and a safe trip back home…. This is the first environment of South A'Sharqiyah Governorate, and the most prolific fishery of all the regions of Oman.
The second environment is the sand dunes mirroring the depth of an artistic painting, vibrant with the quiet nomadic life in a pastoral setting embracing the wealth of cattle, camels and horses that North and South A'Sharqiyah Governorate Ais renowned for. This Governorate’s special attribute is typified in Badiya, where horse and camel races take place, and where fans from the Sultanate and abroad come to watch.
The third environment is urban or agricultural and is the meeting point for both the nomadic and coastal environments.
This region has a long history. In the Rass Al Hadd Wilayat in South A'Sharqiyah Governorate, Allied planes hid during the Second World War. Its meandering alleys still welcome sailors fleeing a damaging storm or violent wind.
South A'Sharqiyah Governorate Wilayat are: Al Kamil & Al Wafi, Jaalan Bani Bu Ali, Jalan Bani Bu Hassn, Masirah, Sur.
North A'Sharqiyah Governorate Wilayat
are: Al Qabil, Al Mudhaibi,
Dimma & At Tayyin , Ibra, Wadi Bani Khalid.