There are very few places on earth which will take your imagination for a spin. Musandam Peninsula in Oman is surely one of those. Musandam’s beauty is a photographers dream, a poet’s inspiration and a traveler’s bucket list idea! Musandam is where you’ll find the marriage of the forces of the mountain and the sea. Nowhere else will you find such breathtaking scenes!
It is located at the northernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and jutting out into the Strait of Hormuz. Getting to Musandam is a highlight in itself. The beautiful picture perfect coastal region is a sight not to be missed. But the pleasurable ride begins from 30 km or so from Bukha to Khasab, driving along the Arabian Gulf where the serene beaches overlooking Hajar Mountains swivels a dream ride.
Along the way, you’ll also see picturesque little mosques with their beautiful minarets near the coastline, tiny fishing villages & herds of goats. In recent years a lot Emiratis have been flocking to Musandam for weekends and mini vacations. They usually drive along the coast, camp at the beaches between Bukha and Khasab, in Wadi Al A’la in the acacia forest or at the back of the deep and marvelous fjords where they go diving.
THINGS TO DO
- A Dhow cruise should be on your to-do list for Musandam
- Camp on a secluded beach
- Watch the dolphins
- Drive to Jebel Harim and watch the Arabian Gulf
For the travelers without time on their hands, Oman Air flies you to Khasab daily from Muscat. Musandam has become an important tourist destination for Oman and across the region. Come to Musandam you won’t be disappointed!