sultanate of Oman is located on the south east coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
It borders the Untied Arab Emirates to the north west, Yemen to the south and
Saudi Arabia to the west. The enclave of Musandam is part of the sultanate but
separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates.
climate is hot and dry in the interior which is mostly desert, and humid along
the coasts. The Al Hajjar Mountains run
along the northern coast and the Dhofar mountain range can be found in the
south east. The highest point in the country is the peak of Jebel Shams at
3009m, located in the Hajjar range.
mammals include the Arabian leopard, hyena, fox, oryx and ibex. There are over 400 different bid species including the endemic white collared kingfisher. In
the warm waters of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman you can spot endangered
green turtles and the critically endangered hawksbill turtle.