Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Dubai, Dubai
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  • 9 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Escape to Oman’s stunning Musandam Peninsula for a dhow cruise on this full-day trip from Dubai. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, head to Khasab in the Musandam region, and board a ‘dhow’ (Arabian wooden boat). Admire the spectacular fjords, coves and mountains that give the coastline its nickname, 'Norway of Arabia,' and stop off rocky Telegraph Island to swim and snorkel in the aquamarine seas. Your cruise includes a buffet lunch, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and use of snorkeling equipment.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Musandam Travel and Tourism - Day Tours, Dubai United Arab Emirates

mountainous region lies on the northeast tip of the Arabian Peninsula.

Cross the Omani border and drive to Khasab, Musandam’s small and pretty mountain-backed capital. Here, board a traditional Omani dhow and set sail around the spectacular Musandam coastline, known as the 'Norway of Arabia' for its soaring fjords, barren mountains and turquoise waters.

Enjoy complimentary soda, mineral water and fresh fruit on board, and soak up the magnificent scenery from the sunny or shaded deck areas. Keep a lookout for pods of playful dolphins in the waters around the bow. Musandam’s seas are home to significant populations of humpback and bottle nose dolphins, so there’s a good chance of sightings.

Around midway through your cruise, drop anchor off the rocky islet of Telegraph Island. Take a swim or use the provided snorkeling equipment to waft through the bright blue waters among schools of angelfish, wrasse and parrot fish.

Then, dig into a delicious Arabic-style buffet lunch on board. Savor dishes such as grilled chicken, pasta salads, flat breads and hummus (chickpea dip) as you bask in the setting and sunshine.

In the afternoon, enjoy more time to swim, snorkel or kick back on deck. Then, relish the last views of the coastline as you sail back to Khasab.

After your 6-hour cruise, bid farewell to your skipper and crew, and drive back to Dubai, where your trip ends at your hotel.

Duration: 6 hours

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • 6-hour dhow cruise
  • Unlimited onboard soda, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • Use of onboard snorkeling equipment and towels
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Special Authorization/ Road Pass required for UAE residents only
  • Some Nationalities are NOT allowed to cross the borders. You MUST obtain a visa while border crossing. All visa requirements and charges are the responsibility of the supplier only if you hold a passport that allows you to cross the border into Oman
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests are advised to wear casual clothes and bring swimwear, a towel, sun hat and sunscreen
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on traffic conditions at the borders
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or partial refund. Please note that transfer, visas charges and exit fees will not be refunded if these have been paid by supplier at the border
  • Visa and Exit Fee are included to the Payment
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All guest must send the passport copy in advance to prepare the authorization for them to cross the border after booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
All Hotels in Dubai except jebel ali


Departure Time

06:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Maciej_W

11 Nov, 2022

Very pleasant and relaxing trip. Friendly , helpful and engaged staff, very good atmosphere. Good lunch on board. Take some food with you as car ride is 3:30-4h to the port in Oman. Snorkeling and dolphin watching were highlights of the trip

Laurens_v

06 Nov, 2022

Long day but worth it! Unique landscape and wonderful people. I recommend this trip but prepare for a long day.

Iram_saleem

22 Oct, 2022

Today I went to musandum dam one day trip that was organised by TripAdvisor... It was a fantastic experience....the trip was very well organized and the staff is very cooperative and friendly... The cruise was very neat and clean and the food was good We did all the activities that were mentioned and the experience was amazing... The kids also enjoyed a lot. Highly recommended

Kristina_S

16 Jul, 2022

Absolutely amazing trip! I do think that the total trip time is WAY longer than the stated “9 hours” - it took us 4 hours of driving just to get to the port in Khasab, and another 4 to get back to Dubai (we were staying in a hotel right by the Dubai airport), in addition to the 6 hours on the boat, making the total trip time more like 14 hours. Therefore, the “9 hours” in the description is a little misleading (only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5). However, aside from that, it was incredibly beautiful and scenic. The fjords and cliffs are majestic and the water is turquoise blue. The boat staff were extremely nice and did absolutely everything they could to make sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the cruise. The Arabic coffee and tea is delicious, as well as the local lunch that is provided. I would absolutely recommend this trip for anyone looking to do something outdoors and outside of Dubai. Cruising around the fjords is breathtaking and feels like you’re on a different planet, the scenery is nothing like I’ve ever seen before. If you’re debating on whether or not to book this trip - do it! It is so different and unique compared to the typical tours around Dubai. One of the biggest pros about the entire thing is that nothing felt rushed - something that many other tours are guilty of - rushing people through just to get that money and push the next group in. This tour was relaxing and calm and you can tell that the operators genially care about providing a great experience and teaching a little bit about the local culture and way of life of the people who live there.

Emily_J

05 Jun, 2022

This was the highlight of our Dubai vacation!! I spent a long time researching different tours and I’m so glad we chose this one! Pick up was right on time. Driver was good, and he made the border crossing very easy. We made a quick stop on the way to use the bathroom and buy snacks/drinks, which was perfect since we hadn’t had breakfast yet. Everyone on the boat was soooo welcoming and smiling!! The unlimited Tea and coffee was delicious. Boat had unlimited water and pop too. Lunch was filling and one of our favorite meals. It was interesting to see all the little villages along the route and here about how each one was unique. There were to snorkeling/swimming stops. The first was some of the best snorkeling I’ve seen. We ended up having a large pod of dolphins with babies follow our boat for a while home! Our suggestions would be to eat breakfast before leaving and bring your own snorkel gear, especially if you have a beard. The snorkel equipment is the full face mask type with the built in snorkel, which my husband couldn’t use as it was leaking all around his beard. Overall, our favorite thing we’ve done on this trip!

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Dolphins at Khasab

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Khasab inlets

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Dolphins on our trip in Khasab

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Dolphins!

Dolphins were the best part of the trip!

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