Musandam is Oman’s northernmost region and is home to some of the Sultanate’s most dramatic landscapes. It is here that 2000m high mountains meet the sea, with stunning fjords and crystal clear waters making this area one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world.
Khasab makes a great base from which to explore the Musandam Peninsula, starting with a dhow cruise to spot local dolphin pods and continuing with a trip to explore the surrounding mountains and fjords by a 4×4 jeep or mountain bike.
The village of Kumzar is accessible only by boat and requires the invitation from a local. Alternatively, boat trips to Telegraph Island or Khawr Najd make unforgettable one or two-day excursions.
PLACES TO SEE
Village of Lima
Surrounded by mountains and accessible by boat, the village of Lima is famous for its local handicrafts - especially the Al Jarz, a small traditional axe. The boat trip itself is worth it, as you pass through stunning marine vistas and can see one of a kind rock formations.
A must for visitors to Musandam , dhow cruises run along a spectacular coastline. During the cruise, guests can enjoy a range of activities like swimming and snorkelling and even dolphin watching. These trips are offered by a variety of local tour operators and range from half-day to 2-day packages. Cruises mainly occur from Dibba to Khasab, but trips to beaches and islands are also available.
Named after a telegraph station built on the island by the British Empire in the 19th century, Telegraph Island is a favourite with tourists that want to explore the ancient abandoned ruins, snorkel in the surrounding waters or simply enjoy the dhow cruise to witness the stunning fjords of Khawr Ash Sham.