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Musandam is one of the least visited but most beautiful areas of Oman. An island of Omani territory, entirely cut off from the rest of the country by the surrounding United Arab Emirates, it is a legacy of the tribal lines that dictated local borders.

The Peninsula sticks into the Straits of Hormuz like a crooked finger, its coastline deeply scored with jagged creeks that are most often compared to Norwegian fjords.


Khasab Castle, MusandamDhow cruises around the coast are one of the real highlights of Musandam, enjoying the scenery and snorkelling in the brilliantly clear water.

Inland, roads cut through the folded mountains and there are small villages and towns with white houses and small forts such as the regional capital, Khasab.

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Suggested itineraries featuring the Musandam Peninsula

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in the Musandam Peninsula, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the Musandam Peninsula

Places & hotels on the map

    Places near the Musandam Peninsula

    Accommodation choices for the Musandam Peninsula

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Musandam Peninsula. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Pool Villa, Six Senses Hideaway at Zighy Bay, Musandam

      Six Senses Zighy Bay


      Complementing the remote Musandam Peninsula, the Six Senses Zighy Bay offers luxurious accommodation, using the best traditional materials and design.

    Ideas for experiencing the Musandam Peninsula

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting the Musandam Peninsula, and which use the best local guides.

    • Jebel al Harim, Musandam Peninsula

      Musandam Fjords Dhow Cruise

      The Musandam Peninsula

      A full day dhow cruise to the spectacular fjords of Musandam, exploring the small fishing villages and the famous telegraphic island, with the exciting possibility of seeing dolphins.