Peaceful landscape of the Musandan fjords

Oman Travel Guide

21° 28′ 25″ N, 55° 58′ 31″ E

Oman in a few words...

The sultanate of Oman is located on the south east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the Untied Arab Emirates to the north west, Yemen to the south and Saudi Arabia to the west. The enclave of Musandam is part of the sultanate but separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates.

From 1970 to 2020 Oman was ruled by Sultan Qaboos who was widely praised for his economic reforms and policy of modernisation. Sultan Qaboos was responsible for increased government spending on healthcare and education, outlawing slavery and giving women the right to vote and stand for election. He died in January 2020 and was succeeded by his cousin Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. 


The Musandam peninsula offers adventure travellers beautiful warm weather, turquoise waters and challenging rocky peaks to explore. All just a short drive from the transport hub of Dubai.

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Muscat

capital city

309,501

area in km²

Arabic

main language(s)

Our local team

Our adventures in Oman could not be more spontaneous, wild or authentic. Exploring the fjords of Musandam is all about forgetting your normal life back home and getting back to basics. Immersing yourself in a peaceful wilderness where dolphins and turtles glide through the turquoise waters and tiny villages perch on cliff tops far above the fjords. This destination really is food for the soul.

Highlights in Oman

Jbel Shams in Oman

The Hajjar Mountains

This is an imposing mountain range that crosses the north of Oman, separating Muscat from the desert. Its highest point is Jbel Shams, at an altitude of 3,075m.

Sunset in the Musandam fjords

Musandam

This isolated peninsula to the north of the Arabian Horn brings together what is commonly called "the Arabian fjords". The indented arid coasts, with high cliffs plunging into the translucent gulf, remind us a lot of their Norwegian cousins, but the temperature is not the same!

Cliffs in the region of Dhofar, Oman

Dhofar

Dhofar is the southern region of the Sultanate of Oman, on the border between Oman and Yemen, with Salalah as its capital. It is a special region because its climate is almost reversed compared to the north and it suffers the monsoon in summer.

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