Dubai Musandam trip

Musandam attractions: Located in Zighy Bay, the Six Senses Zighy Bay is probably the world’s only village-style resort that lets you check-in by paragliding. The 20-minute paragliding journey, after showcasing breath-taking sights from hundreds of meters above the ground, ends at the resort’s private beach. Of course, there’s an alternative way to reach the property from the mountain top, that is by driving – but that’s too normal, isn’t it! Zighy Bay, on the Musandam Peninsula, is a picturesque region flaunting the Hajar Mountains and an untampered coastline to all. Here, you can enjoy the culture of Oman and buzz of the UAE simultaneously. With both contemporary and traditional attractions, you are bound to make your travel experience truly extraordinary.

There are two types of dolphin that visit the Musandam waters; the Humpback dolphins (Sousa Chinensis), and the Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops Aduncus). Visitors can go watch the dolphins through a boat ride, or sail around them in a traditional Omani Dhow.

What could be more wonderful than a blissful sail around the fjords of Musandam on a Dhow? Enjoy the sight of the unique fjords, very much like those found in Sweden, Norway and other Scandinavian countries. Don’t forget to sip a cup of the delectable Kahwa (Omani coffee) and munch on some Omani dates as you enjoy your leisurely sailing adventure. If you feel like a dip in the crystal clear water, you can ask the dhow captain to anchor for a bit. Enjoy the refreshing weather and the lovely breezes as you sail around the peninsula and back. Sailing around the fjords is one of the top things to do in Musandam Oman.

At the northernmost tip of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by a large swathe of UAE territory, lies the Musandam peninsula, a remote region of dramatic mountains and sheer-sided khawrs (fjords), popularly described as the “Norway of Arabia” and widely considered to be the most scenically spectacular in Oman. Musandam is where the mountains meet the ocean, a breath-taking paradise where time comes to a standstill. This tiny region belongs to Oman but is separated from the mainland by the east coast of UAE and lies in close proximity to Dubai. The picturesque landscapes of Musandam feature beautiful fjords, sparkling waters and the mighty Hajar Mountains. See more information at Dubai Musandam Trip.