Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai | La Vacanza Travel

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
  • Not-Cancellable


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.

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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

  • 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

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Special Authorization/ Road Pass required for UAE residents only
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Visa and Exit Fee are included to the Payment
  • All guest must send the passport copy in advance to prepare the authorization for them to cross the border after booking
  • 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
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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.


9 hours

User's Reviews


13 Jul, 2023

The staff were real pros, through and thorough. Everything went smoothly from the hotel pickup to the cruise itself and drop off in the evening. The boat crew was personable, friendly, fun, and clearly just wanted you to have a good time. Would highly recommend if you have the time.


27 Jun, 2023

A different experience caped by dolphins swimming alongside the Dhow.The meal served was OK too. The day was a bit too long owing to the distance travelled from Dubai and the length of the boat ride.


06 Mar, 2023

Wonderful! The crew for our tour was so very kind and helpful. They provided numerous snacks, beverages and a tasty lunch. Also gave us wonderful insight into the fishing villages and pointed out many interesting landmarks along the way. We had a chance to snorkel, swim and just enjoy the beauty of this region of the world. Would highly recommend. The only downside was that I booked this through Oceanair Travel and was told we only needed a copy of our passport. Fortunately, when the driver came to pick us up he asked if we had the originals, as that was what we would need to get through border crossings. So we ran back upstairs to grab the passports. Glad for that, or we may have had issues at the borders.


04 Mar, 2023

The boat trip was really wonderful and all of the staff were great! I wish I had known that it was 13 hours and that half of it would be in a van.


22 Feb, 2023

The agreed prices changed several times. Sudden hidden charges were brought up by the tour operator (Musandam Ravel) such as payment with credit card, payment with PayPal, prices on the website were simply ignored and imprecise description of age limit led to a constantly increase in total amount. Last price hike was demanded late in the evening before the tour start. Agreed pick up times were changed. The tour itself was OK, with employees on the boat and the driver being very friendly and very helpful.

User's Picture Gallery


Great experience


Oman’s island fjords


Simply amazing


Musandam.... The Hidden Gem 💎




Musandam hideout


Fun, but LONG day


Musandam, un petit paradis terrestre


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