The peninsula as seen from space. Al-Khasab to the north (top) shown in green, is contrasted between the more subtle rainbow tones of the surrounding rock in this false-colour image. The term Khasab refers to the fertility of the soil.
|Governorates of Oman and Emirates of the United Arab Emirates||Musandam Governorate (Oman) |
Ras Al Khaimah (UAE)
The Musandam Peninsula (Arabic: \ , romanized: Jaz?rat Musandam / Ra?s Musandam), locally known as Ruus Al Jibal (Arabic: ? , romanized: Rus al-Jib?l Heads of the Mountains), is a peninsula that forms the northeastern point of the Arabian Peninsula. It is located to the south of the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. It is inhabited by the Shihuh and is mainly governed by Oman as the Musandam Governorate with certain parts governed by the United Arab Emirates, including Ras Al Khaimah and parts of Dibba.
Land features include the Western Hajar Mountains. Since these are the northernmost of the Hajar range, they and the peninsula are referred to as the Rus al-Jib?l (Arabic: ? , romanized: Heads of the Mountains).Wadis include that of Bih.
The highest point in the UAE is located at Jebel Jais near Ras Al Khaimah, which measures 1,934 m (6,345 ft) from sea level, but since the peak is located on the Omani side, Jabal Yibir at 1,527 m (0.949 mi) has the highest peak in the UAE.
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African monarch butterfly (Danaus chrysippus) in Zhighy Bay, Musandam Governorate
Blue basker dragonfly (Urothemis edwardsii)
Common mynah (Acridotheres tristis)
House sparrow (Passer domesticus)