The local capital of the Musandam peninsula, Khasab is located 500 kilometers from Muscat and is dubbed the "Norway of Arabia". Mighty jebels rise up in this unique and rugged locale. Apart from the beauty that lies above the waters, Musandam also has a rich and colourful underwater world, teeming with varied marine life providing for some spectacular snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing.
The breath taking beauty of the mountains, the un-spoilt beaches and steep wadis are aplenty in Khasab.
The majestic fjords dotted with islands and the crystal clear waters shimmering in the sun along with the Khasab Fort, the Telegraph Island and underwater adventures account for a truly memorable holiday.
The best way to experience the idyllic beauty of Musandum is by sea trips on typical dhows. Many species of sea birds roam and nest around the cliffs at Khawr Ghubb Ali. Dolphins can be sighted near the Jebel Harim the highest peak in Musandam.
Khasab also has a number of modern shopping areas with imported Irani goods, locally created pottery.
Places to See
The Khasab Fort which is a picturesque fort in the Khasab Bay, the fascinating village of Lima, Jebel Harim mountain, Rawdah Bowl area which is a treat to the eyes and senses and Seebi Island are some of the must-see places here.
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Situated at the Southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Arabian Gulf, between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken.
From October to March the temperature is between 17° - 27°C and from April to September the temperature averages in the 40s.
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