Why visit Musandam
Why visit Musandam: Musandam is an Omani peninsula separated from the rest of the country by a piece of land from the UAE. Located in the northernmost point of Oman and surrounded by two gulfs; the Arabian and the Omani, the governorate has a lot of natural and architectural wonders. Here are the best things you can do and see in Musandam.
Musandam Oman is home to many beaches strewn with golden sands and blessed with crystal clear turquoise waters. The marine life is rich and varied which makes this place a welcome haven for divers and snorkelers. Enjoy swimming, water sports and beach bumming on the stunning beach or go boating if you will. You can even camp for the night in any of Khasab’s golden beaches. Visit the Wilayat Khasab wadi, and check out the site where the Jebel Hareem Fossils were found. These are fossils of fishes and other marine animals that are 250 million years old! Wadi Shab and Wadi Rawdha have canyons with water flowing around them; try your hand at cliff jumping, canoeing, and swimming.
The only sizeable settlement in Musandam, the compact but bustling town of Khasab, lies close to the northern tip of the peninsula at the head of a steep rocky wadi. The town itself divides into two parts: the New Souk, the bustling heart of modern Khasab, and, 2km (1 mile) north on the coast, the more ramshackle Old Souk. The latter is where you’ll find the town’s fine fort, built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and now with an interesting miniature museum on Musandam. Directly in front of the fort stretches Khasab’s extensive harbour, formerly the epicentre of the town’s roaring smuggling trade with Iran.
We have a wide range of Khasab Musandam tour packages to cater the needs of individuals, small and large tourist groups. We also provide private Musandam trips from Dubai just dedicated to your group with pick and drop. Our Oman Musandam tours packages are mainly focused on letting people take on an unforgettable escapade in the town of Khasab Musandam dubbed as the “Norway of Arabia”. The little-known Khasab town is the local capital of Musandam Peninsula, Sultanate of Oman – which is just a few kilometers away from the border of United Arab Emirates. You can combine more Khasab Musandam tour packages to make your stay longer. You will have amazing hotels to sleep, delicious food to eat, different cultures to explore and unforgettable views of Musandam Mountains. Book any of our Musandam tours packages and have fun. Read extra information on Musandam Tour Deals.
The Strait of Hormuz, a water body separating Oman from Iran, is one of the world’s busiest strait with nearly 20-30 tankers and ships traversing everyday. There are magnificent islands and rocky formations that make the place extremely scenic. Among other things to do in Musandam, make sure you savour a cruise on a traditional dhow boat. Tourists can take a day or a night cruise too. They sail from the port in Musandam to small villages like Nadifi, Qanah, and Maqlab. These cruises are a perfect way to admire the ancient houses and the local culture and lifestyle of the fishermen. There’s also a cruise that takes you to the Telegraph Island. In the Khor Shem Fjords, stop to admire rock formations that resemble wild animals. Avid bird-watchers can spend some time at Bird Island. Dolphin watching is a favourite amongst tourists.