The Musandam peninsula forms the northeastern tip of the Aranian peninsula and protrudes into the strait of Hormuz. The peninsula is part of Oman, but is separated from Oman by the east coast of the U.A.E. It measures roughly 92km from north to south and 40km from east to west. The peninsula is mostly mountainous and is very scenic due to its beautiful khors (fjord-like sea arms) at its northern end. Musandam is accessible from Oman either by plane or by ferry from Muscat. From Dubai (in the U.A.E.) it's an easy three hours drive along the coastal road (Dubai-Khasab). When crossing the border there is a 30 AED/person tax to exit the U.A.E. and a 50 AED/person fee to enter Oman. The border procedures take roughly one hour.
The main administrative and touristic centre is Khasab on the west coast. From here boats do dolphin-watching tours to the rocky inlets and fjords of Musandam. The interior of the peninsula is equally interesting and scenic. Part of it is accessible on sealed roads with saloon cars, while for instance Jebel Harim required a 4WD car.
01 Gravel road to Khor Najed 02 Khor Najd 03 Khor Najd bay
04 Khor Najd mountains 05 Khor Najed bay
06 See and cliffs in Khor Najed
07 Khor Najd
08 Qida bay
09 Coastal road to Khasab 10 Bay 11 Cliffs
12 Coastal road to Khasab 13 Al Jadi beach 14 Al Jadi beach
15 Al Jadi beach 16 Cliffs in Al Jadi 01 Dolphin tail
02 Dolphins 03 Dolphin 04 Dolphin 05 Dolphin
06 Dolphin 07 Dolphin 01 Khasab bay
02 Tourist boat 03 Rugged coastline
04 Rugged coastline 05 Steep cliffs
06 Mountains and sea 07 Mountains and sea 08 Tourist boat near Telegraph island
09 Snorkelling tourists 10 Staircase on Telegraph island 11 Fjord
12 Blue sea and rocks 13 Sedimentary rocks 14 Sedimentary rocks 15 Sedimentary rocks
16 Mountains and sea 17 Skipper on boat 18 Layered rocks 19 Mountains and sea
20 Sedimentary rocks and mountains 21 Tourist boat 22 Tourist boat
23 Mountains and sea 24 Fishermen village
25 Fishermen village 26 Bent sedimentary rock 27 Steep cliffs
28 Tourist boat 29 Pillows and carpet on boat 30 Skipper 01 Supermarket
02 Pastries 03 Pastries 04 Pastries
05 Roundabout and mosque 06 Al Shamaliy restaurant and Rainbow bakery 07 Castle
08 Pottery 09 Pottery 10 Castle
11 Castle 12 Oman flag 13 Quay with tourist boats
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