Top destinations in Musandam: The water of Bassa Beach is calm and warm, making it ideal for water-based activities like swimming. The beach is clean and shady, featuring many eating joints for foodies. Camping is allowed in certain areas of the beach. In fact, you can opt to camp at any of the remote beaches located around the city. This can be your first ‘wild camping’ experience. On a stormy day, attractive shells wash out near the tents – if you’re into collecting shells, you’re guaranteed a treasure! Don’t freak out if you spot sharks swimming in the shallow waters! They do not target humans, generally. Nature lovers must go for camping in the Bassa Beach area. Carry your camera for taking some amazing shots of the surrounding scenery.
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.
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.
At the northernmost tip of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by a large swathe of UAE territory, lies the Musandam peninsula, a remote region of dramatic mountains and sheer-sided khawrs (fjords), popularly described as the “Norway of Arabia” and widely considered to be the most scenically spectacular in Oman. Musandam is where the mountains meet the ocean, a breath-taking paradise where time comes to a standstill. This tiny region belongs to Oman but is separated from the mainland by the east coast of UAE and lies in close proximity to Dubai. The picturesque landscapes of Musandam feature beautiful fjords, sparkling waters and the mighty Hajar Mountains. See additional details on Dubai Musandam Trip.