Musandam attractions and top destinations selection: Jebel Harim is the highest point in Musandam, which reaches 2,087-meters high. Jebel Harim means the Mountain of Women. It was called this because Omani women used to go up the mountain and hide when they feared they might get kidnapped by pirates, while their men were away on fishing trips. Visitors can go hiking or drive up the hill to enjoy the spectacular views from its top, as they watch the surrounding valleys and villages. They can also camp on the magnificent mountain.
What could be more wonderful than a blissful sail around the fjords of Musandam on a Dhow? Enjoy the sight of the unique fjords, very much like those found in Sweden, Norway and other Scandinavian countries. Don’t forget to sip a cup of the delectable Kahwa (Omani coffee) and munch on some Omani dates as you enjoy your leisurely sailing adventure. If you feel like a dip in the crystal clear water, you can ask the dhow captain to anchor for a bit. Enjoy the refreshing weather and the lovely breezes as you sail around the peninsula and back. Sailing around the fjords is one of the top things to do in Musandam Oman.
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.
We offer the best price Khasab tour packages. If you book a full day Khasab dhow cruise or go with for overnight adventure, we promise, you will not be able to find better deals other than Dhow Khasab Tours. Hassle Free Arrangements: Planning a Musandam Oman trip is difficult if you are new to the area. Our dedicated tour consultants help you with the every step of the process. From planning to getting visa and making payments, we are with you all the way. During Oman Khasab Musandam tour you will explore, Musandam Fjords, small fishing villages and turquoise water of Musandam. We will take you to historical Telegraph and Seebi Islands for snorkeling and swimming. Find even more details at Musandam Trip Offers.
Located in Zighy Bay, the Six Senses Zighy Bay is probably the world’s only village-style resort that lets you check-in by paragliding. The 20-minute paragliding journey, after showcasing breath-taking sights from hundreds of meters above the ground, ends at the resort’s private beach. Of course, there’s an alternative way to reach the property from the mountain top, that is by driving – but that’s too normal, isn’t it! Zighy Bay, on the Musandam Peninsula, is a picturesque region flaunting the Hajar Mountains and an untampered coastline to all. Here, you can enjoy the culture of Oman and buzz of the UAE simultaneously. With both contemporary and traditional attractions, you are bound to make your travel experience truly extraordinary.