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.
Dhow 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.
Suggested Musandam Peninsula itinerary
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
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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.
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.