MUSANDAM PENINSULA

The journey by air to the Musandam (45 minutes), dubbed as the “Norway of the Middle East”. It is about 500 km away from Muscat and takes 6 hours by road. Because of the inlets likened to Norway’s fjords, provides a spectacular bird’s eye view. The stark mountains of this region rise 2000 meters out of the Arabian Gulf. The patterns and textures of the mountains are altogether striking. From November to March is particularly an ideal time to visit the Musandam.

Upon your arrival you will want to book a dhow to visit Khawr Ash Shamm. Here you will find placid waters, marine life, secluded beaches and isolated outposts. A stop over at Telegraph Island is a highlight of this trip. Dhow trips can also be arranged to visit the cliff side village of Kumzar. By land you can rent a 4 wheel drive to see Khawr Najd, Jebel Harim (the highest point in Musandam) and the Acacia forest near Sal Al Ala.