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Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai
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Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai

By Musandam Travel - Day Tours
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Visiting neighboring Oman from Dubai and cruising its Musandam coast is difficult to arrange independently, especially with border crossings involved. This trip eliminates the hassles, leaving you to simply absorb the scenery and atmosphere of this untouched Arabian region. Drive into the Musandam Peninsula and sail its mountain-framed shores by dhow (Arabian boat), with swimming, snorkeling, and lunch included. Return transport, snorkel gear, and entry visa are included for ease.
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 9h
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Highlights
  • Drive and cruise along Oman’s Musandam coast in a day from Dubai
  • Visit neighboring Oman and enjoy a dhow trip along Musandam's rocky shores
  • Pass cliffs and bays, look for dolphins, and stop to swim and snorkel
  • Seamless and easy: onboard lunch, drinks, entry visa, and transport included

  • 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
  • Buffet lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Board an air-conditioned minivan at your Dubai hotel and trace the UAE coast to Musandam. This stunning peninsula area is part of neighboring Oman and is composed of craggy mountains and tiny villages. Once across the Omani border, drive to the picturesque port of Khasab, and settle on your dhow (traditional Arabian boat) to cruise along the shoreline, known as the “Norway of Arabia” for its cliffs, inlets, and aquamarine water. Admire the scenery from the open or shaded decks, and watch for dolphins around the boat. Drop anchor off Telegraph Island, home to a British telegraph station in the 1800s, and enjoy a swim or snorkel (equipment supplied) in the cool, clear water. Then, savor an Arabic-style buffet lunch on deck, before making a second swim stop and finishing your cruise at Khasab. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • All Hotels in Dubai except jebel ali
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15108KASAB

        • 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
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • 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
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Visa and Exit Fee are included to the Payment
        • All guest must send the passport copy in advance to prepare the authorization for them to cross the border after booking
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

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

        How much is Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai?
        Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai price starts from $245.36. Discover and book Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai on Tripadvisor
        What is the Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai cancellation policy?
        Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai?
        Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai is hosted by Musandam Travel - Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Musandam Travel - Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15108KASAB

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        • Musandam Travel - Day Tours
          76
          United Arab Emirates
          Joined in September 2015
        • STHMVIE
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          a day in paradise - the fjords ... a must see
          a day in paradise! we had a wonderful boat ... with only 4 more passengers, a lovely crew (4). 2 wonderful snorkling stops, many explanations / infos, delicious lunch .... plenty of drinks and fresh fruits we saw dolphins, colourful fish, ....
          Written April 20, 2024
        • jaygee55
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous.
          Fabulous day out - a real must do! The scenery is awesome, the dhow boat was comfortable and relaxing and included lunch and continuous refreshments. You get to swim in the sea and watch dolphins.
          Written February 19, 2024
        • H9081LOkarenw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Would highly recommend!
          This was an amazing trip and the highlight of our holiday! We have two teenagers and they both said this was their favourite day and the best excursion we did! The staff were great and very accommodating ; we had a speedboat ride to an exclusive and private cove, snorkelling, Kayaking, a banana boat ride and sea fishing! The buffet lunch food was great and there was always plenty of water and juice and snacks throughout the day! Would highly recommend!
          Written August 30, 2023
        • Bradford N
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing and beautiful trip
          We were picked up from our hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. We made a relatively quick and scenic trip east across the UAE to Dibba and boarded our Dhow. We were fortunate and the ship was not crowded, so we had a very personalized tour. It was an amazing day with clear skies, calm seas, and not too hot. The snorkeling was fair as the water was a bit murky, but overall the scenery of the trip was breathtaking. Our guides and the ship's crew were very professional, attentive, informative...and all-around great people. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
          Written March 9, 2020
        • booandgus
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best day - Everyone loved it!
          This was great! Picked us up at our hotel. (Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah) staff professional and friendly. Through border not a problem and onto boat. 2 stops for swimming/snorkelling. Good food for lunch and lots of it! Tea and coffee all day and fruit etc. Everything supplied and all safe and fun. Bring a little cash for the onboard incence and nic nacs. Great day. Will do again next year when we come back to RAK.
          Written December 26, 2019
        • poppylpuise
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend this tour
          The tour team were exceptional at communicating including updates to our hotel pick up time on the morning of the tour. Checkpoint crossing was quick and easy and once on the boat there was plenty of space to relax and take in the amazing scenery. The crew were very professional. We had two stops for swimming and snorkelling in pristine waters. The lunch was really delicious and plenty of food. Tea, coffee juice and water were available throughout the day..this was one of the best tours we have done and we highly recommend it..thank you to all the crew!
          Written December 26, 2019
        • jordi2927
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          It was awesome, the day, food and tthe staff. I will go again. It was fun and the staff were great.
          It was awesome, the day, food and tthe staff. I will go again. It was fun and the staff were great. I would recommend it to everyone. It is really a different experience. Loving it.
          Written September 9, 2019
        • ScouseBTC
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing!
          If you do one tour in Dubai, this is it! I know there are several other companies offering similar tours. But this is by far the best! Our driver Mustaffa was awesome. Nothing was too much trouble. He was courteous, very friendly and very professional. The crew on the Dhow can't do enough, lots of drinks from the moment you set foot on board. The food was delicious and local to the area. Lots of opportunities for photographs and swimming. Overall 10/10 Don't forget to tip the crew and drivers, they deserve it with this tour!!!
          Written May 25, 2019
        • Melissa K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best day out of Dubai
          Wonderful day!! It was so nice and relaxing and beautiful. This is a first class operation and well worth the journey..wonderful driver and great boat staff!!!
          Written May 11, 2019
        • john86753
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise
          Early morning Pick up at our hotel in Dubai by our very knowledgeable tour guide and drove in comfort to Oman. Along the way our guide stopped and showed us interesting landmarks and native vegetation that is only found in the UAE. We arrived at Dibba to board our Show cruise,the cruise was great with plenty of food and refreshments available for every guests. The cruise went for 5 hours which included Scuba diving.. One of the best Dhow Cruises I've been on..
          Written May 7, 2019
        • frankv787
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bad weather unfortunately
          After a 1hr45min drive we arrived at the port in Oman. Because of the disappointing weather we had to stay too long in a small bay for swimming, snorkeling, beach visit or speedboat laps. The boat is nice, the crew helpful and the equipment sufficient. There are enough beverages and the lunch was pretty good (for being on a simple traditional boat). Unfortunately there was no good alternative for “a slightly rougher see” so we didn’t get to see much of the coast of Oman. So a disappointing trip because of the weather. ps Fjords refer to Norway, but there’s no comparison
          Written March 27, 2019
        • DSWarren
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Day trip to Oman
          It’s a long day but it’s worth it. The boat cruise is awesome. You see the ancient rock bare Mountains, pristine water, fish, dolphins that are playful, and remote Oman villages. Mr. Mohamed our driver was awesome as was Hedi the 5 language speaking cruise guide. The only criticism is that I hope they soon stop feeding the fish and use permanent anchor spots rather than dropping anchor. But it’s a new economy for the friendly Oman people.
          Written November 16, 2018
        • stephenreidy
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dibba day trip
          Great day, all went to plan and on time. The driver Mustafa was very helpful and answered all our questions with good English. The boat and was clean and the crew were sound. the food was really good. Crossing the border was pre planned so it was no hassle at all. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Dubai.
          Written October 31, 2018
        • chris g
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thing to do in dubai
          Cost around £100 pp . Pick up from hotel around 7 or 8 am depending where your hotel is . We were picked up and travelled in a 8 seater vehicle. Comfortable ride with Abdul our guide for the day a young man pleasant with just a few words about the trip and would answer any questions you might have . The ride in the car was quite long but interesting along the highway out of Dubai .arriving after showing our passport to the authorities at Oman 🇴🇲 At 1000am we arrived at the fishing port all very interesting and not at all commercial!! Jumped on board the dhow and met by Nadeem? Who was our entertainer for the day . He was excellent. There were two stops for snorkelling and swimming midday a hot Arabian meal was served with drinks etc all within the price . Second stop see cave and more snorkelling and swimming against the barren mountains. Then on return some activities very funny and enjoyable arriving back at 3pm for car trip arriving back at 530pm great day out thanks
          Written October 23, 2018
        • maricrisocerav
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mussandam Escapade
          Our Musandam trip is unforgettable experience for hand fishing, snorkeling , banana boat ride and swimming in the water bodies. The tour kicks off at Dibba Port, the cruise along the Musandam Peninsula lasts for about five hours on traditional Dhow. Our team had unforgettable experience , stretch out our comfort zone for adventure,know about ourself & our colleagues in a dynamic and unique environment to reflect, learn ,play & grow. Sea was so calm and water is so good for swimming. Really best place to relax and unwind after a long week of working. We work together & we have fun together... not only as a team but as a “family”!!! God bless you all.
          Written October 10, 2018
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        Robert und Family
        1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        The agreed prices changed several times. Sudden hidden charges were brought up by the tour operator (Musandam Ravel) such as payment with credit card, payment with PayPal, prices on the website were simply ignored and imprecise description of age limit led to a constantly increase in total amount. Last price hike was demanded late in the evening before the tour start. Agreed pick up times were changed. The tour itself was OK, with employees on the boat and the driver being very friendly and very helpful.
        Written February 22, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We apologies for any inconvenience, However (Musandam Ravel) is not our company name We are *Musandam Travel and Tourism LLC* please be informed that we never ask payment to the guest after booked and paid to Viator Website. we will make sure that you will never have the same experience if you planning to visit Musandam Khasab Again from our company itself:) Have a great day :)
        Written February 23, 2023
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        Liliana T
        San Jose, CA29 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not my favorite tour in my Dubai trip, maybe was the weather lot of wind lot of people was sick. Was to long peoples on the cruise don't speak English even we have and sand storm the van driver don't speak English he only know how to said passport no one was happy.
        Written May 28, 2018
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        Scott F
        Santa Barbara, CA88 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hidden at the entrance to the Persian Gulf is Musandam. It’s remoteness protests its vast beauty. Easily reachable from Dubai or southern gulf UAE costal cities. This trip takes you to a simpler life of sun , fish & emerald green water. You are taken by boat to hidden fishing villages. Bring your bathing suit for a swim. Bring your camera for close up of dolphins. Except to wait at the Emirati/ Omen border,this is the price to pay to enter paradise. Once there you will not be disappointed.
        Written April 28, 2018
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        AB Abeer
        Bengaluru, India92 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Calling this place a gem is no understatement. This tour is one of the best ways of exploring the gulf of Oman. This place is not all that crowded like the other touristy places, the natural beauty of this place is well preserved & maintained.
        The day was long & packed with activities like snorkeling, banana boat ride, swimming, speed boat ride to limestone caves etc.....
        Written November 6, 2018
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        A J Muslim
        69 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019 • Couples
        When we were staying in Dubai, we had an option to book this excursion. A day trip to Oman. What an amazing experience it was. The boat trip from Oman border to middle of the sea was so scenic. The boat staff who were Bangladeshis went out their way to accommodate us. They cooked home food for us guest. We did various things like snorkelling, speed boat, banana boat, quick get off at the beach, fishing. Sadly we didn’t get to see the dolphins as the tour company promised but that’s ok. Defo worth booking this if you’re bored of Dubai same routine.
        Written September 18, 2019
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        John V
        Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates48 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019
        A very full day from pick-up to drop-off, but well worth the effort. Had a little longer time than expected to make the border crossing into Oman, but the scenery and experience was well worth it and will better prepare me to return for a longer stay. The crew on the Dhow was very friendly and very willing to help make the trip fun and enjoyable. The meal was good and plenty of drinks. Swimming was very enjoyable at the two stops we made. Will go up there again, but for a longer stay.
        Written July 27, 2019
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        dawni27
        22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2019 • Couples
        This was by far the best part of our holiday. Oman is beautiful and in the Fjords it is very peaceful. We were picked up at 6:30 from our hotel in Dubai. It took us approx. 3-4 hours to get to Oman. At the borders the procedure was conducted very fast and smooth. The ship itself was covered in carpets and very comfortable pillows. You get tea, coffee and soft drinks all the time. The food was also really good. We got some chicken meat with bread and salat, a mini buffet with an excellent taste. We had two snorkelling opportunities. At the first one there were a lot of baby jellyfish, which were amazing to see and to touch. At the second snorkelling stop we saw a lot of fishes. The water wasn't that cold in February. It was definitely worth it. We also saw dolphins two times. They were jumping on the sides of our ship. It was amazing!! Our guide was really friendly and explained a lot about the Fjords and the people who live there. The other two guides on the boat were extremely friendly too and asked every 15 minutes if we want something to drink. What a service!! There is also a toilet on the boat, where you can also change to your swim clothes. I would really recommend this tour to everyone. Yes, it takes some time to get there from Dubai, but you have toilet breaks. The boat cruise took approx. 6 hours and will stay forever in our memory.
        Written February 20, 2019
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        Iram Saleem
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022 • Family
        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
        Written October 22, 2022
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        Thank you Iram and Azam for going with us.
        Written October 24, 2022
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        leo
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2018 • Friends
        I was glad to have done this tour. Tour guides very informative. Made us feel at home. It was fun with amazing views.
        Written March 23, 2018
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