About Musandam Khasab and Musandam Dibba features two exciting tourist spots blessed with natures beauty. Musandam Khasab and Musandam Dibba is scenic on land and sea. The Amazing Musandam is one of the most beautiful coastlines of Oman located between the mainland Oman and United Arab Emirates. It is a peninsula with Sea of Oman and Strait of Oman almost around it. Musandam is amazing as it has some of the most diversified geographies that include serrated limestone mountain range of Hajar dropping dizzily into the sea, emerald blue sea full of planktons supporting fantastic marine life and of course the other flora and fauna unique only to Oman Musandam.
Musandam is also called the Norway of the East due to its fjords that are formed due to continuous cutting of Hajar mountain range by the strait of Oman. The deep inlet of fjords is host to exotic marine life including bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and various types of birds. Musandam is an outdoor aquarium presenting fish of various colors in their natural setting of green and blue corals.
Musandam is also a study of ancient history the traces of which is visible even today. There is telegraph island that connected the once imperial England to Iran and India. Then there are old fishing hamlets with their century old stone houses, all remind you of days of yore. While in Musandam Khasab or Musandam Dibba, you would be forgiven if you feel that you have come to a very old civilization where even the clock of nature has stopped.
There are two important landmark places of Musandam, namely, Musandam Khasab and Musandam Dibba. Khasab is the capital of Musandam and is very green as lot of farming tackles place. It is also the largest town but nothing bigger than an ordinary town. Actually life lives on the mountains closest to the sea. Both mountain and sea cradle the civilization in Musandam like nowhere else.
Trip to Musandam Khasab and Musandam Dibba is exhilarating especially if one travels from Dubai/ Sharjah as there is welcome relief from all pervading sand dunes to something greener and cooler in terms of Hajar mountain range and pristine coastline juxtaposed to each other in perfect symmetry. The Musandam Khasab trip takes you to some dramatic slopes and climbs of mountain range and many a time you feel that the vehicle is just going to drive itself into the sea. The Musandam Dibba trip on the other hand is more about ease of reaching there without any entry visa requirements and spending a full day oneness with nature.
The magnetic charm of Musandam attracts thousands of tourists including education tours of schools etc. every year. A lot of families use Musandam as short holiday getaways. The trip to Musandam is a family fun for everyone. The full day, from morning to evening, is spent in being with nature at its most beautiful self. Since the Musandam Khasab and Musandam Dibba are relatively small towns, the choice of good hotels is very limited. The Golden Tulip Hotels run two hotels, on in Musandam Khasab and the other in Musandam Dibba.