Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the crystal clear waters of Musandam, Oman – known as the ‘Norway of Arabia’ due to its stunning fjords and captivating landscapes. Slip away from your daily life and sail into a breathtaking new world aboard a traditional Arabian dhow boat. As you cruise through this magical region, you will find yourself immersed in historic towns, hidden coves with deep blue water, lush mountainous terrain and more – all waiting to be explored during your journey.
If you’re looking for an ultimate escapade off-the-beaten path, then join us as we take you through some incredible destinations that must not be missed during your Musandam dhow cruise!
1- Khasab: Your cruise will begin at the vibrant port city of Khasab. This picturesque town boasts an impressive fort, souk and fish market that make for a great introduction to Omani culture and hospitality. You can even take a trip to nearby Telegraph Island – one of the few remaining relics from the telegraph cable-laying days of the 19th century.
2- Seebi Island: Located in between two fjords just off Khasab’s port, this tiny island is home to hundreds of seabirds such as cormorants, gulls and terns which makes it perfect for bird watching or simply relaxing by its peaceful shores with wonderful views of surrounding bays.
3- Kumzar: Cruise further northeast to the small fishing village of Kumzar, which is considered the farthest point of Musandam. Here you can explore its traditional souk and fruit & vegetable market for some great souvenirs or try fresh seafood at one of its many eateries.
4- Telegraph Island: Head over to Telegraph Island, situated in the middle of two fjords and accessible only by boat. This secluded island was once used as a cable station during the 19th century – making it an interesting spot to explore Oman’s maritime past while also taking in stunning views of surrounding bays.
5- Khor Sham: Take a leisurely cruise along Khor Sham, known for its unique ‘twin’ islands with contrasting landscapes of jagged mountains and tranquil beaches. This part of the journey also offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in its pristine waters.