Dubai Musandam trip: 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.
Musandam is beautiful and has many scenic locations that would be perfect for any occasion in your life. The spectacular inlets, untouched beaches, the lovely and quaint winding roads, the thrilling wadis – these are some of the many reasons why Musandam is becoming very popular as a tourist haunt. Just make sure you book your tour with the right operators and you’re guaranteed a smooth trip without hiccups.
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.
Planning a Musandam tour? Full day Musandam dhow cruise is the best way to explore the Musandam fjords, breathtaking mountains, whirling dolphins, and amazing landscapes on a traditionally decorated Omani dhows. Spend a thrilling day enjoy the dhow cruise and a romantic night on Musandam beach campsite. Delicious lunch, BBQ dinner, breakfast, all sleeping arrangements and Omani hospitality is waiting for you in Khasab Musandam. Overnight dhow cruise is an amazing way to spend a romantic night under full moon light. Explore Musandam Fjords, enjoy the view of small fisherman villages and snorkeling and swimming at Telegraph and Seebi Islands. Discover additional information on Musandam Trip Packages.
The water of Bassa Beach is calm and warm, making it ideal for water-based activities like swimming. The beach is clean and shady, featuring many eating joints for foodies. Camping is allowed in certain areas of the beach. In fact, you can opt to camp at any of the remote beaches located around the city. This can be your first ‘wild camping’ experience. On a stormy day, attractive shells wash out near the tents – if you’re into collecting shells, you’re guaranteed a treasure! Don’t freak out if you spot sharks swimming in the shallow waters! They do not target humans, generally. Nature lovers must go for camping in the Bassa Beach area. Carry your camera for taking some amazing shots of the surrounding scenery.