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Khasab

Khasab (Oman)

Practical information on Khasab

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Port
  • Mountain
  • Castle and fortress
  • Handicraft
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 1 hour flight from Muscat
When to go
From mid-October through mid-March
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Khasab

Rémi Manesse Seasoned Traveller
68 written opinions

Khasab is the only city in the Omani enclave of Musandam. It's the necessary crossing point to discover the "fjords" of Musandam.

My suggestion:
Some small local travel agencies organize 2-day tours with a night in a tent on the beach. Although this concept sounds attractive on paper, people are surprised to discover that all the agencies offer to sleep on the same beach...
My review

Khasab is the principal city of the Musandam peninsula, an Omani enclave in emirati territory. Although the fort built by the Portuguese in the 17th century is the only monument to visit, Khasab is a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor activities. In fact, it’s the necessary crossing point to visit the peninsula's "fjords." Local agencies organize 1- or 2-day excursions by dhow to discover them. It is also possible to watch dolphins, by going diving or on an excursion (on foot or in a 4 x 4) in the city's surrounding areas.

Unless you're on a several-day-long trek, I advise you to stay no more than 2 days in Khasab, because apart from sports activities, there is nothing else to do.

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