Often coined ‘The Norway of the Arabian Gulf’ because of its inlets likened to Norway’s fjords, Musandam offers some of the most stunning scenery in the Arabian Peninsula. The magnificent Hajar mountain range dominates its landscape with its serrated cliffs and jagged peaks rising 2000 meters above the sea level and ending with Ru’us Al Jibal plunging dramatically and dizzyingly into the sea. The Musandam Peninsula has a host of secretive khors, the fjords of Arabia –none more alluring than ‘Khor As-Sham’, the largest fjord in Musandam.
Khasab meaning fertility, is a quaint town lying at the base of Wadi Khasab and is the capital of Musandam. It overlooks the pristine waters of the Gulf of Oman and the Straits of Hormuz. Enjoy an early morning journey to Khasab after pick-up from Dubai via Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. The drive in itself is part of the experience as it crosses through and over the mountains along the scenic coastal road. On arrival at the bustling harbour of Khasab, board a traditional Omani dhow for a full day leisurely cruise to the scenic, spectacular and tranquil ‘Khor as-Sham’, the longest fjord in Musandam. The coastline is dotted with picturesque fishing hamlets and coastal villages with old stone houses. Besides having a variety of marine life, there is a good chance to spot the inquisitive, friendly and playful wild ‘bottle nosed’ and ‘spinner Dolphins’, who can delight lucky visitors with displays of aerial acrobatics.
We anchor at the famous ‘Telegraph Island’. It was a station along the telegraph cable that linked London to Iraq's southern city of Basra and onwards to Bombay. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear, inviting waters at the Telegraph and Seebi Islands. Later we sail back to Khasab harbour.
The Dhow has qualified Captain, crew and is equipped with navigation compass, fire extinguishers, medical box and life jackets.
|Pick-up and drop from Dubai or Sharjah on seat in coach basis|
|From the Khasab harbour, approx. 07 hours cruise on a traditional Omani dhow with fjord visit, swimming, snorkeling & dolphin watching|
|International buffet lunch with Arabic and Asian dishes|
|Refreshments available on board the Dhow, Arabic Coffee, Tea, Juice and Fresh Fruits|
|Days of Operation||Daily from Dubai|
|Minimum Participants||02 and other participants will join you in this experience|
|Timings||Commencing Pick-up 0745 hrs, Concluding by drop back 1900 hrs (Multi location Pick-up and drop back on seat sharing basis)|
|Confirmation will be received at time of making the booking|
|In order to do the trip, All Guests must carry their original passports with them for visa stamping at the UAE – Oman border (Trip cost does not include visa fee)*|
|Cruising in sea is dependent on weather conditions and are subject to Oman Coast Guard approval|
|Visa Information (subject to change) Most UAE residence visa holders and all citizens of GCC countries do not require a visa and may enter Oman by road on presentation of valid passport. Citizens of 59 other countries including EU, U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan can apply for a visa at the border. Intending visitors to Oman should remember that they should have the necessary documentation to re-enter the UAE.|
We reserve the right to cancel any part or whole tour for reasons of government decisions, weather conditions and force majeure for which the clients will either be offered an alternate date for the tour or we will refund the full amount charged.
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