Top travel locations to visit in Musandam: The Strait of Hormuz, a water body separating Oman from Iran, is one of the world’s busiest strait with nearly 20-30 tankers and ships traversing everyday. There are magnificent islands and rocky formations that make the place extremely scenic. Among other things to do in Musandam, make sure you savour a cruise on a traditional dhow boat. Tourists can take a day or a night cruise too. They sail from the port in Musandam to small villages like Nadifi, Qanah, and Maqlab. These cruises are a perfect way to admire the ancient houses and the local culture and lifestyle of the fishermen. There’s also a cruise that takes you to the Telegraph Island. In the Khor Shem Fjords, stop to admire rock formations that resemble wild animals. Avid bird-watchers can spend some time at Bird Island. Dolphin watching is a favourite amongst tourists.
There are several beaches in Musandam where visitors can enjoy golden sand, crystal turquoise waters and beautiful sea creatures and birds. However, the Khasab beach is the most beautiful of the Musandam Governorate. Visitors can enjoy a day on the stunning beach, go for a swim in the refreshing waters, take a boat trip, or even plan to camp for a night on the incredible beach. A day at the Khasab beach must be included in a visit to Musandam.
Underneath the crystal clear turquoise waters of Musandam lies a secret. There are perfect reefs here that house a varied marine life that any diver or snorkeler would give their eye-teeth to see. Enjoy Musandam’s hidden gems and treasures under the ocean. Khasab especially has some magnificent underwater treasures that are a must-see for divers. What can be more fun than a 4×4 natural rollercoaster adventure in the Hajar Mountains? These mountains have natural highs and lows and multiple valleys, known as ‘Wadis’. No rollercoaster could offer you the amazing views and the incredible high you’ll get when you roar in and out of the wadis.
The only sizeable settlement in Musandam, the compact but bustling town of Khasab, lies close to the northern tip of the peninsula at the head of a steep rocky wadi. The town itself divides into two parts: the New Souk, the bustling heart of modern Khasab, and, 2km (1 mile) north on the coast, the more ramshackle Old Souk. The latter is where you’ll find the town’s fine fort, built by the Portuguese in the 17th century and now with an interesting miniature museum on Musandam. Directly in front of the fort stretches Khasab’s extensive harbour, formerly the epicentre of the town’s roaring smuggling trade with Iran. Discover additional info at Musandam Trip Offers.