The Musandam peninsula juts into the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry into the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula. The Musandam peninsula is an exclave of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. Musandam consists of four wilayats: Khasab, Bukha, Daba Al Bayah and Madha. Khasab town is the regional center, located 481km’s from the capital.
The Governate of Musandam features mountainous terrain and a torturous fjord like coastline. There are a number of castles, forts, towers and mosques throughout the region. There are also caves and mountain grottos and trees called "Al Rula" which are distinguished by their great size and age.
Things to See & Do
* Khasab Al Kamazara - castle
* Fort of Al Qala´a
* Al Bilad fort
* Al Siba Castle
* 'Al Suq and Al Kamazara mosques
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rial (OMR)
Language – Arabic
Land Area – 1,800 km²
Population – 31,450 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 968
Port Location – The port is located in the capital Khasab.
Travel Links - Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport are the two main airports in Oman.
The Oman Ferries Company maintains the two diesel-powered, high-speed, car ferries – Shinas and Hormouz. The ferries are used for travel between Muscat and Khasab. Khasab is strategically located in Musandam on the southern tip of the Strait of Hormuz and is controlled by Oman. Mainland Oman is separated by a small strip of UAE territory from Musandam.