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Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Leave bustling Dubai for the idyllic Musandam Peninsula on this full-day cruise trip. Enjoy the mountain and coastal views as you cross into Oman and head for Khasab on Musandam’s northern coast, known as the ‘Norway of Arabia.’ Then, relax and enjoy the scenery on an unforgettable ‘dhow’ sail boat cruise, drifting by a coastline of rocky peaks, fjord-like inlets and green-blue waters. Look for dolphins, drop anchor at barren Telegraph Island, stop to swim and snorkel, and marvel at the setting over an onboard buffet lunch and unlimited sodas.
  • Full-day Musandam Peninsula dhow cruise trip from Dubai, with a local guide
  • Soak up views of golden beaches and mountains on a drive into Oman
  • Enjoy a scenic dhow cruise along Musandam’s coast, dubbed the 'Norway of Arabia'
  • Cruise by fjord-like bays, hidden coves and rugged mountains
  • Watch for dolphins and stop at Telegraph Island to swim and snorkel
  • Buffet lunch, unlimited sodas and snorkeling equipment provided on board
  • Relax with round-trip, air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
6-hour dhow cruise
Unlimited onboard soda, mineral water, tea and coffee
Use of onboard snorkeling equipment and towels
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Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Special Authorization/ Road Pass required for UAE residents only
  • 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
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests are advised to wear casual clothes and bring swimwear, a towel, sun hat and sunscreen
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on traffic conditions at the borders
  • 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 supplier at the border
  • Visa and Exit Fee are included to the Payment
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Musandam Travel Tourism LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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  • "To see dolphins swim so close to the dhow and swim with fishes in a clear water it's a must." See review
  • "It takes a solid 3 1/2 to 4 hours to get to Khasab from Dubai, depending on other pickups and the time through customs." See review
  • "Traveling to Oman required a passport check at the border, which was relatively painless and well handled by Hamad." See review


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Great Day Off from Dubai Hazzle
, Feb 2020
First of all: it is a long way, 2 hours from Dubai Marina to the border, and another 45 min (including border formalities) to the port of Khasab. But the traffic was not so bad as some people described. We had full six hours on the boat. The weather was great, so we could enjoy swimming in the azure blue water. We have seen lots of dolphins. Don´t expect them jumping, but they come up. The landscape with rugges mountains, sometimes more than 900 m towering above the water, the bluegreen sea, picturesque dhows and sometimes lonely villages is just breathtaking. We had a lunch with chicken, rice and vegetables and always delicious tea. The guide was from Egypt and spoke German and English. All together a very relaxing trip, take care of the sun!
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So Glad We Booked This Trip!
, Jan 2020
So glad we booked this trip! Viator was very easy to work with/through. The drive is long, but we appreciated our driver picking us up at our hotel, and navigating Customs for all of us. The dhow cruise and crew were very good, and made for an enjoyable experience.
Long Way from Dubai, but worth the drive
Curtis S
, Oct 2019
This was one of several Viator tours we took during our week in Dubai. We were staying in the Marina district and our driver picked us up right in front of our apartment building. It was a 2.5h trip to the port where the boat departed. Our drivers (Hamad) command of English wasn't great, but we were able to communicate effectively. Hamad pointed out sites of interest and relayed pertinent info about the areas we were driving through. He provided bathroom breaks and some photo ops on the way. Traveling to Oman required a passport check at the border, which was relatively painless and well handled by Hamad. The scenery changes as you get closer to Khasab. We went from the Glitz of new Dubai, through the desert, into the mountains, and then to the water. We were part of a small group (12 people) on the Dhow. There was a bathroom on the boat. The boat trip lasted several hours, plying a sizable bay that almost connects to Gulf of Oman. We enjoyed the nice breeze off the water (thankfully, as it was pretty warm), the appearance of dolphins, and a couple stops to snorkel. A lunch of local cuisine was provided (quite delicious) and plenty of beverages available (but no alcohol). The boatmen were quite helpful and knowledgeable about the area. They even let one of our party drive the boat for a little bit. It was a good excursion, unlikely available anywhere else in the world obviously, and I would recommend it.
Great excursion
, Jul 2019
This was a fantastic excursion, through starkly beautiful Oman. The boat ride was so enjoyable. We saw dolphins including a baby and the places that we stopped to snorkel the water was crystal clear. We had a small group, only 10 on the boat, so it didn't seem super touristy. The fjord that we actually went into is virtually deserted. There is little to no boat traffic. It was like being in a different world. Lunch was quite good, and there was plenty of water and soda and juice drinks to combat the heat. I highly recommend the peach juice drink. There were two crew members the captain and an assistant, and they were very warm and welcoming. My only complaint, which has been echoed another post, is it this is not a 9-hour trip from Dubai. It takes a solid 3 1/2 to 4 hours to get to Khasab from Dubai, depending on other pickups and the time through customs. That would not deter me from going again, but it's important that people know that the it's not just an hour and a half drive in the morning and an hour and a half in the afternoon. We left our hotel in downtown Dubai at 6:15 a.m. and returned back just before 8:00 p.m.
Amaizing !!!
, Aug 2018
The trip was absolutely amaizing. The driver was on time and very kind. To see dolphins swim so close to the dhow and swim with fishes in a clear water it's a must. The fiords are stunning, unique place. I totally recommend thus excursion.
I do highly recommend it. There's a...
, Apr 2018
I do highly recommend it. There's a bit of a waiting for the documents and visa things on the border to Oman but once you're on the boat it's really worth the journey. It's marvelous rocky landscapes with a gorgeous sea.
a great leisurely trip. The...
Anna W
, Jan 2018
a great leisurely trip. The transfer from Dubai to Al Khasab takes about 3 hours. Then you participate in a 6 hour show cruise around a fjord in the Munsandam peninsula, have to opportunity to swim and snorkle twice the water is very transparent and there's an abundance of fish, drink some coffee/tea, eat a tasty lunch and in general relax.
You never know how good a vendor is...
, Jan 2018
You never know how good a vendor is till there is a problem mostly our fault but they were great to work with and it was a wonderful experience. This is a must do trip !
Incredible! Loads of dolphin and...
Kyle L
, Nov 2017
Incredible! Loads of dolphin and bait balls, great coral life and awesome food. The team were so welcoming and informative. Highly recommend!
Great excursion, prompt pick up in...
Jacci B
, Oct 2017
Great excursion, prompt pick up in quality vehicle. Our guide Mr Hamada was very polite and stayed with us for the duration of the excursion, he ensured we had access to quality facilities toilets/shop The trip was a full day taking into account the 2 hour vehicle transfer each way from Dubai. The staff on the boat were informative and the buffet was good quality, I am vegetarian and there was sufficient to eat.

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