Tucked right up in the northern point of the Gulf of Oman, surrounded by the UAE, the Musandam Peninsula is both isolated and breathtaking. Often referred to as the ‘Norway of Arabia’, the region boasts dramatic fjords, locally named khors. Inland there are soaring mountain peaks and deep wadis, and the coast is lined with rustic fishing villages.
Whilst the Musandam Peninsula is rather remote, the easiest way to get here is by road from the UAE, and there is also an airport in the town of Khasab, which is served by domestic flights to and from Muscat. It is also possible to arrive by sea, although the waters can get fairly rough, meaning boat services can be temperamental.
Visitors to the Musandam will be rewarded with stunning mountain scenery and traditional culture. Turquoise waters flow into dramatic fjords, best explored by boat. Off-shore, there are also some excellent dive sites.