Oman Musandam Tour- A Getaway to the Fjords

Oman is one of the most diversified geographies in the middle east. It has lush green forests, fertile land, the tall Hajr mountain range, and the fjords or “Khors.” From the United Arab Emirates to Oman, Musandam is the most popular tourist destination. Musandam Governorate has two coastal towns Khasab (the capital of Musandam) and Dibba. Musandam tour in Dibba can be visited without any passport or Visa as part of Dibba is in UAE. A lovely road trip can reach both of these towns. The actual tourism in Oman Musandam is through the Dhow cruise on the Persian sea. Ideally, it is a full-day cruise with various activities, including diving, fishing, and dolphin spotting.

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    AED : 200/ Person

    Musandam Dibba

    Full Day tour with and without transfers. Minimum 1 day prior reservation is required.

  • Musandam Khasab
    AED : 380/ Person

    Musandam Khasab

    Full Day tour with and without transfers. Oman visa can be obtained from the Oman boarder.

Musandam Khasab Dhow Cruise Tour

Located at the southern tip of the Strait of Hormuz and separated from the rest of Oman by the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, Musandam is a peninsula of Oman known for its Khors (Rocky sea inlet) Fjords. Not surprisingly, it is called the Norway of the East. The Musandam tour has two distinct flavors, i.e., Dibba and Khasab. For any tourist who loves a bit of wilderness and solitude among one of the oldest mountains in the world, Khasab or Dibba would be the ideal choice.

Musandam Khasab – A Perl of the Persian Gulf

Khasab is the capital of Musandam governorate. It attracts millions of tourists from UAE and neighboring countries to its famed dhow cruise every year. The cruise on its fjords, also populated by dolphins, is an unforgettable experience.

Musandam Tour – An unforgettable Road trip

The road trip to Musandam Khasab is also delightful. The mountain-hugging meandering road affords you a majestic view of the sea that almost runs along the road. At times, the steep road almost seems to be disappearing into the sea, only to find itself curving into another mountain chain. Tourists often stop at many locations to take photographs of these dramatic mountain ranges, which are supposed to be one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges.

Dhow Cruise in Musandam Tour – A Date with Dolphins and Beyond

The dhow cruise on the most prominent fjord of Khasab, Dar As-Shams, has many exciting features. Arabic for a sizeable wooden boat, the Dhow is full of entertainment and hospitality. It welcomes you with fresh Arabic coffee (kawa), other refreshing drinks, and a vast selection of fruits. While the sailing begins, you can’t help but marvel at the tall mountains on either side of the sea, as if they are guarding it. The seawater is super clean and turquoise blue. You would pass through the telegraph island with a telegraph pole used for communication with India by the British regime. There will be profound, shallow diving stops with complete diving kits for interested divers. A sumptuous lunch is served on board. The boat trip also has a few stops, including one near the oldest and most primitive village where time seems to have stopped. The villagers still live here as they had been living centuries ago. The local nose bulb dolphins sometimes swim with the Dhow as if enjoying and welcoming the tourists. The government has made great efforts to preserve the population of these dolphins, and fishing them is strictly prohibited. Their child-like antics around the Dhow are one of the reasons why thousands visit Musandam Khasab and take the dhow trip.
For the Musandam dhow trip, you need a visa and must take your passport with you if you are traveling from the UAE.

Oman Musandam Tour on Traditional Dhow Cruise

Dibba is another coastal town in the Musandam governorate. Dibba is a sparsely populated town, and travelers from UAE with visas/passports are not required to visit this quaint place. Dibba does not have fjords like Khasab. However, it makes it up with an abundance of water sports activities.

Dibba Road Trip – Snaking Around the Hajr Mountains

The best way to visit Dibba from UAE is by road that enters Musandam via the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. If you are in Dubai or Sharjah, the road trip starts early in the morning, and the landscape of tall buildings gives way to a vast expanse of rocky desert, and then finally, you enter into a narrow mountain-hugging road. The view becomes more dramatic when you enter on the Oman side, and the Persian Gulf starts tagging you on one side of the road, while on the other side, you will find calciferous rocks of the Hajr mountain range. This is the drive that nature-loving tourists love the most. Intermittently, you will get to see small patches of the beach.

Dibba Tour – A day full of fun

Upon reaching Dibba, your Dhow is all set with Arabian-style seating with plenty of rugs and pillows for your comfort. The famous Arabian hospitality will ensure you are never out of food, local coffee, and fruits. The lunch is also on board buffet style. The dhow cruise on the Persian Gulf has fun, surprises, and activities. Right from fishing while sitting in the comforts of your Dhow to taking in the water by deep diving and ending it all by seeing the dolphins playfully swimming along with your Dhow. There is never a dull moment; every piece of equipment you need for fishing and diving is available onboard.
Although winter is the best time to go on this trip, early summer is also not too bad. For more adventurous sun-loving people, it is a year-round fun trip. All you need to do is pack plenty of sunscreen for your face and body.
Musandam Dibba Dhow cruise is an ideal family outing with no hassles of visa/ passport etc. It is a MUST cruise once you are done with the purpose-built tourist points of Dubai and want some intimate experience of an all-natural fun trip.

Musandam Dibba Tour Inclusions

  • 5-hour cruise on a traditional Omani Dhow
  • Separate onboard washrooms for men and women
  • Changing rooms & small boats
  • A visit to the Hajar mountains
  • Banana Boating
  • Trip to Hafa beach
  • Swimming and snorkeling near Hafa beach (snorkels and life-jackets will be provided)
  • Onboard buffet lunch
  • Unlimited refreshments and soft drinks
  • Handline fishing (Subject to weather conditions)
  • Speed boat safari (additional)
  • A visit to the limestone mountains
  • Mountain Cave Visit (Subject to Tide)

Musandam Khasab Trip Inclusions

  • 7-hour cruise on a traditional Omani Dhows
  • Separate onboard washrooms for men and women
  • Changing rooms & small boats
  • Unlimited refreshments and soft drinks
  • A visit to secluded fishing villages
  • Dolphin Sighting
  • Banana Boating
  • A visit to Telegraph Island
  • Onboard buffet lunch
  • Swimming and snorkeling near Telegraph island (snorkels and life-jackets will be provided)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from anywhere in Dubai or Sharjah
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