The northern tip of the Musandam peninsula consists of long fjords, which extend into the land for up to 20km. In contrast to the Norwegian fjords which were formed by glaciers extending into the sea and then retreating, these fjords are caused by the land which is slowly sinking into the sea, because the Arabian plate is pushing under the Eurasian plate. The fjords are accessible with boat trips from both Khasab and Dibba, although the fjords near Khasab are more scenic. Several tour operators offer these trips, which are made on comfortable boats and include lunch, drinks and tea. Near Telegraph island tourists can snorkel in the sea.
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