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The Musandam peninsula, Sultanate of Oman

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The Musandam peninsula which juts into the Strait of Hormuz, includes is part of the Sultanate of Oman, and exclave separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. There are four provinces with the main well-known one is Khasab where all tourists go to take the traditional wooden boats called Dhows.
The tour takes them to the fjord-like between desolated mountainscapes. On the way, they can see dolphins and time to time baby sharks.
Dhows stop several times for the tourists to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in a clear sea water.

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  • Mussandan in the Fjord , 2006
    Mussandan in the Fjord , 2006
  • Mussandan in the Fjord , 2006
    Mussandan in the Fjord , 2006
  • One Traditional Arabic Dhow mooring in the fjord-like in Musandam with tourist snorkeling around in the blue green sea water and some people on-board of the boat, Sultanate of Oman
    One Traditional Arabic Dhow mooring in the fjord-like in Musandam with tourist snorkeling around in the blue green sea water and some people on-board of the boat, Sultanate of Oman
  • Khasab is a city in an exclave of Oman bordering the United Arab Emirates. It is the local capital of the Musandam peninsula and has frequently been dubbed the
    Khasab is a city in an exclave of Oman bordering the United Arab Emirates. It is the local capital of the Musandam peninsula and has frequently been dubbed the "Norway of Arabia" because of its extensive fjord-like craggy inlets and desolate mountainscapes. It is located about 550 km from Muscat and less than 200 km from Dubai. It has a population of 20,000 residents. It is also a popular weekend destination for people living in the Emirates and for many other tourists for a visit of the Fjords on traditional Dhows and see dolphins.
  • Traditional Arabic Dhows with tourists in th wild fjord of Musan
    Traditional Arabic Dhows with tourists in th wild fjord of Musan

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