Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai

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From $248.73

55 reviews   (4.51)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Escape to Oman’s stunning Musandam Peninsula for a dhow cruise on this full-day trip from Dubai. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, head to Khasab in the Musandam region, and board a ‘dhow’ (Arabian wooden boat). Admire the spectacular fjords, coves and mountains that give the coastline its nickname, 'Norway of Arabia,' and stop off rocky Telegraph Island to swim and snorkel in the aquamarine seas. Your cruise includes a buffet lunch, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and use of snorkeling equipment.

What's Included

6-hour dhow cruise

All Fees and Taxes

Buffet lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan

Unlimited onboard soda, mineral water, tea and coffee

Use of onboard snorkeling equipment and towels

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • All guest must send the passport copy in advance to prepare the authorization for them to cross the border after booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Special Authorization/ Road Pass required for UAE residents only
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or partial refund. Please note that transfer, visas charges and exit fees will not be refunded if these have been paid by supplie
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on traffic conditions at the borders
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Visa and Exit Fee are included to the Payment
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • ALL guest must be vaccinated (2 dose) need to present Vaccine certificate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guests are advised to wear casual clothes and bring swimwear, a towel, sun hat and sunscreen
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Some Nationalities are NOT allowed to cross the borders. You MUST obtain a visa while border crossing. All visa requirements and charges are the responsibility of the supplier only if you hold a passport that allows you to cross the border into Oman
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Musandam Travel and Tourism - Day Tours
mountainous region lies on the northeast tip of the Arabian Peninsula.

Cross the Omani border and drive to Khasab, Musandam’s small and pretty mountain-backed capital. Here, board a traditional Omani dhow and set sail around the spectacular Musandam coastline, known as the 'Norway of Arabia' for its soaring fjords, barren mountains and turquoise waters.

Enjoy complimentary soda, mineral water and fresh fruit on board, and soak up the magnificent scenery from the sunny or shaded deck areas. Keep a lookout for pods of playful dolphins in the waters around the bow. Musandam’s seas are home to significant populations of humpback and bottle nose dolphins, so there’s a good chance of sightings.

Around midway through your cruise, drop anchor off the rocky islet of Telegraph Island. Take a swim or use the provided snorkeling equipment to waft through the bright blue waters among schools of angelfish, wrasse and parrot fish.

Then, dig into a delicious Arabic-style buffet lunch on board. Savor dishes such as grilled chicken, pasta salads, flat breads and hummus (chickpea dip) as you bask in the setting and sunshine.

In the afternoon, enjoy more time to swim, snorkel or kick back on deck. Then, relish the last views of the coastline as you sail back to Khasab.

After your 6-hour cruise, bid farewell to your skipper and crew, and drive back to Dubai, where your trip ends at your hotel.

6 hours • Admission Ticket Free


A great day out of the hectic Dubai
Ilaria_J, 13-03-2022
This tour is a great way to get away from the hectic city of Dubai and relax in a spectacular atmosphere. The landscape is stunning, no surprise this area is called "the Norway of Arabia". The fjord is surrounded by rocky mountains and scattered with small fishermen's villages. We saw dolphins and we could dive in the crystal clear sea, admiring corals and colorful fish. The captain was a very pleasant person and the lunch on board is delicious. The boat is super comfortable. Highly recommended! The pickup and dropoff at the hotel is a very appreciated service.
It is a long trip (12-14...
kathrinschwaiger, 14-12-2021
It is a long trip (12-14 hours), but absolutely worth it! Amazing landscape, dolphins right next to the boat, and excellent guides. This was my absolute favourite experience in Dubai.
Best trip we’ve had!
Emily_J, 05-06-2022
This was the highlight of our Dubai vacation!! I spent a long time researching different tours and I’m so glad we chose this one! Pick up was right on time. Driver was good, and he made the border crossing very easy. We made a quick stop on the way to use the bathroom and buy snacks/drinks, which was perfect since we hadn’t had breakfast yet. Everyone on the boat was soooo welcoming and smiling!! The unlimited Tea and coffee was delicious. Boat had unlimited water and pop too. Lunch was filling and one of our favorite meals. It was interesting to see all the little villages along the route and here about how each one was unique. There were to snorkeling/swimming stops. The first was some of the best snorkeling I’ve seen. We ended up having a large pod of dolphins with babies follow our boat for a while home!

Our suggestions would be to eat breakfast before leaving and bring your own snorkel gear, especially if you have a beard. The snorkel equipment is the full face mask type with the built in snorkel, which my husband couldn’t use as it was leaking all around his beard.

Overall, our favorite thing we’ve done on this trip!
Great views on relaxing trip
Maciej_W, 11-11-2022
Very pleasant and relaxing trip. Friendly , helpful and engaged staff, very good atmosphere. Good lunch on board. Take some food with you as car ride is 3:30-4h to the port in Oman. Snorkeling and dolphin watching were highlights of the trip
Long day but worth it!...
Laurens_v, 06-11-2022
Long day but worth it! Unique landscape and wonderful people. I recommend this trip but prepare for a long day.
Amazing experience
Iram_saleem, 22-10-2022
Today I went to musandum dam one day trip that was organised by TripAdvisor...
It was a fantastic experience....the trip was very well organized and the staff is very cooperative and friendly...
The cruise was very neat and clean and the food was good
We did all the activities that were mentioned and the experience was amazing...
The kids also enjoyed a lot.
Highly recommended
Amazing experience in the Norway of the Middle East
DAVID_S, 20-01-2023
Fantastic experience and highly recommended. We had a great time with friendly and hospitable guide and skipper. Would do it again in a heart beat!
Snorkeling with coloured...
Boko_M, 04-01-2022
Snorkeling with coloured fishes.
Watching Dolphins from very close distance.
BEautiful, amazing landscape.
Hidden Gem Tour
Kristina_S, 16-07-2022
Absolutely amazing trip! I do think that the total trip time is WAY longer than the stated “9 hours” - it took us 4 hours of driving just to get to the port in Khasab, and another 4 to get back to Dubai (we were staying in a hotel right by the Dubai airport), in addition to the 6 hours on the boat, making the total trip time more like 14 hours. Therefore, the “9 hours” in the description is a little misleading (only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5).

However, aside from that, it was incredibly beautiful and scenic. The fjords and cliffs are majestic and the water is turquoise blue. The boat staff were extremely nice and did absolutely everything they could to make sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the cruise. The Arabic coffee and tea is delicious, as well as the local lunch that is provided. I would absolutely recommend this trip for anyone looking to do something outdoors and outside of Dubai. Cruising around the fjords is breathtaking and feels like you’re on a different planet, the scenery is nothing like I’ve ever seen before. If you’re debating on whether or not to book this trip - do it! It is so different and unique compared to the typical tours around Dubai.

One of the biggest pros about the entire thing is that nothing felt rushed - something that many other tours are guilty of - rushing people through just to get that money and push the next group in. This tour was relaxing and calm and you can tell that the operators genially care about providing a great experience and teaching a little bit about the local culture and way of life of the people who live there.

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