Musandam

What you can expect

The Musandam Peninsula is detached from the rest of Oman by the east coast of the UAE. It earned the nickname “Norway of Arabia” for its remarkable geographical highlights including fjords (khors), bays, islands, and mountains that embrace the roads. This Omani peninsula is also known for its pristine beaches, traditional fishing villages, souks (marketplace), and friendly locals.

Tourist attractions in Musandam

Fjords of Musandam

The scenery of the fjords never fails to astound especially when you see the stunning mountains blending with the crystal-like waters of the Gulf.

Dolphin watching in the waters of Musandam

If you want to spot the Humpback dolphins (Sousa Chinensis) and Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops Aduncus), you can book a traditional Omani Dhow cruise that features dolphin watching

Telegraph Island

The island is a favorite destination of dhow cruising tourists who are curious to explore the ancient abandoned ruins.

Khasab Castle

This structure was built by the Portuguese in the 17th century on top of an ancient fort when they colonized Khasab as part of their agenda to overpower the Strait of Hormuz.

Zighy Bay

If you love an adrenaline rush, you might want to arrange a tandem paragliding adventure over Zighy Bay.

Bassa Beach

You and your favorite camping buddies can set a tent here and spend the day lounging under the sun, strolling on the sandy beach, and swimming in the calm turquoise waters.

Jebel Harim

At 2,087m, Jebel Harim (Mountain of Women) is the highest point in the Musandam Peninsula.