Originally posted 2018-04-01 23:46:51.
If you’ve ever tried to book Musandam trip from Dubai, you’ll certainly go along with me that you’ve many doubts and inquires as this trips involves Oman borader crossing. Furthermore, Musandam has two parts. One is Musandam DIBBA and other one is KHASAB. Therefore, unless you’ve already done your research, most likely you”ll be confused. I contacted almost 15 tour operators and asked them many inquires. I received unsatisfactory response from mostly. After a while, I felt that mostly are agents with the exception of three tour operators. One of three was this Musandam Travel with whom I decided to go with as it seemed to be professional Musandam tour operator that also offers hotel pick up and drop off at an affordable price.
How much did I pay?
I was told that if I come to their meeting points, the cost would be 165 AED and if pick up from my location (Al Barsha), then I’ve to pay 195 AED which I guess a reasonable price at least for me (Please not, now prices gone high due to global inflation and covid restrictions) . Although I was okay with the trip price and itinerary, they were asking me for an online down payment by credit card that I did not want to do. I also had some other queries in my mind regarding the tour, so I asked them and after getting answers to my questions and paid them online. I paid them deposit payment online through my debit card and sent them my documents. They confirmed my trip within a half-hour. The next day I was picked up at 7:30 Am from my given location by an air-conditioned bus, and after picking guests from other places we reached at Dibba point at 10:0 Am, and then they took us on the cruise.
Journey to Norway of the Middle East
This peninsula is not only considered for peace and calmness but also many activities can be performed and experienced within the area. Tourists mostly make their trip to Musandam more memorable by some of the following activities.
The day on a Dhow
The very first and vital activity that every person who visits this peninsula does is the ride on a particular Omani boat named as DHOW to view all the sceneries housed or compact in this small area. Tourists do this boat ride, especially to visit and explore the Omani fjords. The extended, narrow area and the seawater following between the cliffs are an excellent source of happiness and joy for the tourists. The boat which is shaped in a unique manner depicting the creativity of Omani people is an attractive mean of transportation in this sea. It is very comfortable and equipped with the traditional cushions of Arabs where you can comfortably sit and enjoy the view. The extended, narrow area and the seawater following between the cliffs are a great source of happiness and joy for the tourists. People from different cities and places usually come from having a ride on this unique boat. Moreover, the dolphins jumping in the boat and the sunset views in the evening gives a very romantic touch to your tour.
Then the easiest and common activity that can be done on this peninsula is the swimming. There are some beaches situated on the edge of the road that is moving from the UAE border to its Governorate Khasab. This is the only road that leads to the Musandam so one who comes here cannot avoid them the white sand and clean water is best for the swimming.
Are you addicted to Snorkeling? You should see obviously head over to Musandam Dibba. Luckily, my tour package came with Snorkeling in the literary, so I did not have to pay an extra cost.
Trust me guys; it was the best thing for me on this whole trip. The company offered me a Life-jacket, and I did blunder and decided not to wear, and later on, at a point, I felt regret when during a high-speed SPEEDBOAT turned quickly and my heart stopped breathing for a while. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND wearing life-jackets before going to the speedboat and banana ride as well.
I heard Dibba is also a good place for Scuba diving. Sooner or later, I am gonna try scuba diving there.
Updated on 22 March 2022.