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Musandam Peninsula

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Introduction

The Musandam Peninsula is a little-known exclave of Oman, at the northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Characterised by towering mountains that rise up to 2,000 metres, it guards the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry to the Persian Gulf.

Musandam has long been a strategic maritime hub. Taking a trip on a traditional Arabian dhow to Khawr Ash Shamm is a memorable way to get a feel for a region that has been dubbed the ‘Norway of the Middle East' on account of its secluded inlets and starkly beautiful mountains.

A short flight from Muscat is the simplest way to reach Musandam, but if time allows its well worth travelling overland by road. The route from mainland Oman takes several hours - a scenic drive along the Batinah coast that passes through the United Arab Emirates. Arriving or departing from nearby Dubai is another straightforward option.

Top places to stay in Musandam Peninsula

Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman

Designer resort

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, a simple 90 minute journey from Dubai. The setting of this beautiful indigenous village style hotel and private marina is spectacular, nestled between dramatic mountains and a mile of sandy beach.

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Where to go in Musandam Peninsula

Zighy Bay

Zighy Bay is a pleasing arc of white sand on a headland of the Musandam Peninsula, the northernmost outpost of Oman. The broad beach extends for 1.5 kilometres and is framed by the Hajar Mountains on one side and the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Oman on the other.

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