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Musandam Peninsula - A Day in a Dhow

Oman is an amazing country, off the radar for most travelers and tourists. The Musandam Peninsula is separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates. The peninsula lies across from Iran on the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf.

There is a small airport in Khasab, but I traveled there via Dubai and spent a long weekend there. The highlight of the trip was a full-day trip in a traditional Omani dhow to see the spectacular “fjords of Musandam.” After watching dolphins, we anchored at famous Telegraph Island, where you can swim and snorkel. Telegraph Island is where the British laid an underwater cable in 1864 from India to Basra, for onward communication to London.

It was a wonderful day! The trip was organized by Khasab Travel and Tours and we stayed at the Golden Tulip Resort. Like the rest of Oman, the Musandam Peninsula is a great place to go camping and hiking in the mountains.

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