Kuria Muria

Kuria Muria

 

a group of five rocky islands off the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, belonging to the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen. The islands have a total area of 76 sq km, and the maximum elevation is 502 m (on Hallaniya). They are composed of limestone and gneiss. The chief industries are guano processing and sardine fishing.

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Surveys on humpback whales singing in Oman have revealed that a significant proportion of whales sing in the Kuria Muria Bay in the months of February and March, suggesting that this is probably a breeding ground for the population.
Mackintosh-Smith provides a wealth of amusing quotations from IB, bringing to life his adventures in the Egyptian desert, at Syrian castles, in the Kuria Muria Islands of the Arabian Sea, and in urban centers of medieval Islam.
Destinations include an Islamic Butlin's in the Egyptian desert, Assassin castles in Syria, the Kuria Muria Islands in the Arabian Sea and some of the greatest cities of medieval Islam.