Travel Blogs from Musandam Peninsula, Oman

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Musandam Peninsula - Arabia's Fjordland., Khasab, Oman travel blog

Musandam Peninsula - Arabia's Fjordland.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Six am saw us standing on the corner outside our apartment building waiting for our booked day tour to the Musandam Peninsula in the country of Oman. Another country, another stamp in the passport..... easily done from Dubai as distances are not great and ...

Day 1 - Kayak Trip Step #1 and Long Sand Beach, Fanakhah, Oman travel blog

Day 1 - Kayak Trip Step #1 and Long Sand Beach

A travel blog entry by oandb

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... . On the way to our first campsite  we met cormorants, hawks, flying fishes and dolphins. And of course dhows, the typical Oman boats.            The first day was actually a short route to go to our first campsite on a ...

Day 6 - Day hike in Wadi Qadah, Qadah, Oman travel blog

Day 6 - Day hike in Wadi Qadah

A travel blog entry by oandb

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We woke-up around 06:30, breakfast was at 07:15 and then at 08:00 we took the minibus to Wadi Qhada (or also called Qadi or Qidah) For the ones who wonder, a Wadi is a valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes ...

Day 3 - Sibi and Sibi Island, Sibi, Oman travel blog

Day 3 - Sibi and Sibi Island

A travel blog entry by oandb

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We woke up with the sun and O* directly dived in the sea to wake up, later followed by B* and other members of the group. Thanks to the orientation of the campsite, we could avoid direct sun for breakfast and enjoy the all relative "freshness" of the ...

Day 2 - Sham Island and Maqlab, Bay of Sham, Oman travel blog

Day 2 - Sham Island and Maqlab

A travel blog entry by oandb

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Woke up around 07:00. We had a good night under the stars even if a bit windy. At 07:00, Sun had obviously already risen for a long time. Breakfast, packing, loading and we left around 08:45 to enter Sham bay. Entering the bay, we passed by a group of ...

Day 1 - Short night sleep, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Day 1 - Short night sleep

A travel blog entry by oandb

We arrived around 08:30 in Khasab at the Esra Hotel Apartments. Because of the (very) late arrivals at the airport of some, breakfast time was delayed from 09:00 to 11:15 so that we could have a quick ...

Days 1-5 - Kayak Trip Maps, Bay of Sham, Oman travel blog

Days 1-5 - Kayak Trip Maps

A travel blog entry by oandb

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... 1971/1972", the abstract states: "The Musandam expedition spent three months in the northern part of Northern Oman, which includes the Musandam peninsula and its remarkable drowned valleys. The expedition's main objective was to obtain data on the ...

Day 4 - Sibi, Telegraph Island, Maqlab, and Nazifi, Nazifi, Oman travel blog

Day 4 - Sibi, Telegraph Island, Maqlab, and Nazifi

A travel blog entry by oandb

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Around 04:45, the first prayer on the loudspeakers of the village woke us up! But we went back to sleep until around 06:30. M* recorded the prayer: // Sound to come Some of us went to the village to fill our bottles of fresh water: // Sound to ...

Day 5 - Clown Fishes on the Way Back to Khasab, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Day 5 - Clown Fishes on the Way Back to Khasab

A travel blog entry by oandb

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We woke up with goats at our campsite. Some of us went to the water tanks to fill our bottles. For breakfast, there was still some pancake mix: yum yum!       When we were about to leave some children from the village came to our ...

Boat trip in the Ormuz Fjords, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Boat trip in the Ormuz Fjords

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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Whle I was trying to organize a trip to the Musandam peninsula, book a boat, possibly dive, etc..., Graham told me about a french guy who was already organizing something. In fact, he had arranged directly with a boat owner to leave later in the day, and ...

Dhow cruise in the Musandam Peninsula, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Dhow cruise in the Musandam Peninsula

A travel blog entry by raniroo

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... as our convoy of 25 people and 7 4WD's headed north towards Oman.  Our destination was Khasab Harbour in the Musamdan Peninsula (Oman) for a day of dhow cruising around the Khors (Islands).  We were to be there for a 9.30 departure....little ...

Camping and beachbumming in the Hajar Mountains, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Camping and beachbumming in the Hajar Mountains

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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After the boat trip many people were going back to Dubai, but I had planned to stay with Canadian Graham, Polish Jan, and Aussie Ella. We had Graham's jeep to go around, and more importantly Graham himself, who had already been exploing a fair bit of the ...

Taking a ferry from Muscat to Khasab, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Taking a ferry from Muscat to Khasab

A travel blog entry by scoonpooh

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Goodbye to Hilal's family & a 6 hour ferry to Musandam It was sad to know this would be the last time we see Hilal’s family for quite awhile. We have been with them for most of the past three weeks through the fun and the interesting. We did not ...

Turtles, Dolphins and Sharks, Musandam Peninsula, Oman travel blog

Turtles, Dolphins and Sharks

A travel blog entry by suesy6652

... headed off in convoy across the Hajar mountains to the east coast of the UAE, an Emirate called Fujairah which divides 2 sections of Oman.  We spent 2 nights in Dibba, at a quaint but expensive motel on the beach, mainly because of its location which ...

Dive trip to Musandam, Musandam Peninsula, Oman travel blog

Dive trip to Musandam

A travel blog entry by heiko

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Von Dubai aus kann man in zwei Stunden den Indischen Ozean erreichen. Die erste Tauchtour führte mich nach Musandam, Oman. Bei 30°C Luft- und 26°C Wassertemperatur, blauem Himmel und blauem Ozean muss ich eigentlich kaum noch was sagen. Für die ...

Sea Day, Dubai, Persian Gulf, Oman travel blog

Sea Day

A travel blog entry by gillen2012

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I got up around 6:30, showered and checked in at work, while JoRina went to the gym and pool. A few hours later I walked around deck 7 then ate breakfast in the MDR, while reading a book. We continued our north westerly course through the Arabian Sea, ...

Interesting port of Khasab, Oman, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Interesting port of Khasab, Oman

A travel blog entry by ourlifeinchina

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Musandam, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Musandam

A travel blog entry by aakbar3022

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... 475 Kilometers total out of which 125 Kilometers was dirt track and offroad. Travelogue: DAY1 Musandam Peninsula is also termed as the Fjords of Arabia and it is situated at the tip of ...

Middle East Mountains!, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Middle East Mountains!

A travel blog entry by camac52

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For this port we got a little bit adventurous by taking a 4WD safari to Jebel Harim. Jebel Harim is a 6,200 foot high mountain that is reached by driving for about one hour on a narrow and steep gravel road up into the mountains. Since we are at sea ...

Khasab Dhow Cruise, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Khasab Dhow Cruise

A travel blog entry by hajjie

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This is my journey to Khasab, the capital of Musandam, Sultanate of ...

Day trip to Oman, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Day trip to Oman

A travel blog entry by anita-and-shaun

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After an exciting night we had an early wake up call for our day trip to Oman. The bus arrived at 5:50am to collect us which was torture after drinking the night before. We arrived at the border of Oman at about 9am and then had to go through the process ...

Trip to Khasab, Musandam, Oman, Musandam Peninsula, Oman travel blog

Trip to Khasab, Musandam, Oman

A travel blog entry by beezuri

Looking forward to this trip this ...

Asea with Me, Strait of Hormuz, Oman travel blog

Asea with Me

A travel blog entry by paulej4

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I slept like a baby. At least, I slept like a baby who had, the night before, consumed way too much champagne and way too much wine. My bar bill is going to be significant. With my balcony door wide open overnight allowing the sounds of the sea to make ...

Quick Khor Visit, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Quick Khor Visit

A travel blog entry by bohemianbadger

... 8217;d check that out quick.  I got there and I’d have to say it was pretty disappointing (I guess for the Arabian Peninsula this constituted a “forest”) but it was really just an extra 20 minutes out of the way. I headed back and ...

Dhow Cruise, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Dhow Cruise

A travel blog entry by bohemianbadger

... quite a bit (working in Saudi, Yemen, etc.).  They were very nice, gave me some tips on my upcoming travels to Oman, and I talked with them throughout the trip.  It was nice to have traveling companions for a short while---made me think that ...

To the harbor..., Musandam Peninsula, Oman travel blog

To the harbor...

A travel blog entry by filfilfilfilksq

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... tools for markets and fishing, and items of clothing and jewelry.  It even had a small library with a collection of books on Oman.  These were all housed in the outer structure; in the middle courtyard was a short tower that had a room showing ...

Musandam Diving Pics, Musandam Peninsula, Oman travel blog

Musandam Diving Pics

A travel blog entry by moonboots79

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Mussandan, Khasab, Oman travel blog

Mussandan

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version française plus bas October 22nd  Mussandan Christine wanted to go there and I am glad we did!…already, that made us leave and stop working, but the scenery is special… rocks and rocks everywhere made me long for ...

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