5 top attractions in 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.
Nearly 30 tankers traverse the Strait of Hormuz from the day. Along the strait are magnificent islands and unique rock formations that create beautiful views along the way. The best way to enjoy the strait is to take a dhow cruise; you can take the day cruise or the night cruise – both are excellent. You set sail from the Musandam Port and sail over to small villages such as Nadifi, Quanah, and Maqlab. Check out the old houses, the wind towers and the cultural aspects of the villages as you pass by. The Khor Shem Fjords have rock formations that look like wild creatures. Bird watchers can have a whale of a time on Bird Island and dolphin lovers will be amazed at how many dolphins come to say hello.
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.
Musandam Oman, also known as “Norway Of Arabia” due to its breathtaking fjords and coastline is divided into two main regions. Khasab Musandam Oman is the largest city and local capital of Musandam Governorate and stop over destination for many cruises is very famous for dolphin dhow cruises and turquoise waters. The driver from Dubai to Khasab Oman along coastal highway, make the Khasab Musandam trip memorable and amazing. Are you visiting Khasab on a cruise ship? We have perfect Khasab tour packages to make your stay amazing. Choose the package of your choice and we will provide you best rates, perfect services and free transport from port. Find even more information on Musandam Trip Offers.
Hajar Mountains have several valleys, each known as a ‘Wadi’ in the local language. These Wadis offer adventurous activities to thrill-seekers. Among the first things to do in Musandam, enjoy a highly recommended four-wheel drive in the Wadis of this place. The adventurous drive has many stops where you can get off the vehicle and roam in the area. Among the Wadis, the Wilayat Khasab is a popular site for the Jabal Hareem Fossils – fossils of fishes and other marine animals. Their geological age is around 250 million years old!