Top destinations in Musandam

Top destinations in Musandam

Why visit Musandam: The Khasab Castle in located in the Province of Khasab, which is the capital of the Musandam Peninsula. It was built by the Portuguese in the 17th-century, when they colonized the Khasab Province, as part of their plan to take control over the Strait of Hormuz, which is the narrow entry to the Arabian Gulf from the Arab Peninsula. Omanis used it when they were battling the Portuguese out of their country in 1624. Then, it was used as the house of the Walli (the governor of Khasab), and as a prison.

Musandam is beautiful and has many scenic locations that would be perfect for any occasion in your life. The spectacular inlets, untouched beaches, the lovely and quaint winding roads, the thrilling wadis – these are some of the many reasons why Musandam is becoming very popular as a tourist haunt. Just make sure you book your tour with the right operators and you’re guaranteed a smooth trip without hiccups.

The 28km (17-mile) coastal road from Khasab to Bukha is Musandam’s only surfaced connection with the outside world, a spectacular feat of engineering which winds dramatically around the sea cliffs and khawrs of the coast. The first few miles out of Khasab are particularly fine, blasted out of the feet of the mountains around Khawr Qida and revealing vivid bands of sedimentary layering. On the far side of the bay, Wadi Tawi has petroglyphs featuring camels, sheep and hunters pecked into the rocks. From here the road climbs up to the village of Al Harf at the highest point of the ridge, offering spectacular views over the Strait of Hormuz – on a clear day you can see Iran. It is another 12km (7 miles) or so from here to the quiet town of Bukha, home to an impressive seafront fort.

Dibba Musandam Oman is the second largest city bordering the UAE, is well known Omani dhow cruises and offer an opportunity to explore the Omani waters. Visit to cave and swimming near beach will make your day. We offer Khasab Musandam tour from Dubai with transport and Dibba Musandam tour from Dubai with pick and drop as well. Explore the details and book your next adventure today! Explore the historical Telegraph, watch dolphins, snorkel the clear water of Musandam Sea and enjoy the on board refreshments. Get ready and hold your cameras to capture the most beautiful dolphins around you. Discover extra details at Musandam Trip Offers.

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.

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