Located at the narrow entry into the Persian Gulf on the Strait of Hormuz,, the Musandam peninsula is an exclave of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the UAE. Its strategic location in what is called the Gulf's fjord area provides the most spectacular views for visitors. If you can afford it, it is a good idea to charter a boat to experience this scenic area. Musandam begins at a point where the mountains rise from the plains with many mountains having separated communities for centuries; this being the reason why most of the villages are accessible by boat and not by road.
The main attractions to see here are the geological formations of fjord-like canals and visitors can either hire a motorised vehicle or a traditional fishing dhow to go for a sail and see the fantastic sights. Moreover, if you want to attract the attention of curious dolphins a dhow is preferable as these sea creatures get quite comfortable around them. For inland activity there is also a good highway all along the western coast of the peninsula and a drive down here makes for equally breathtaking sights. Alternatively, a campfire to watch the sunset is yet another unmissable experience. Active travellers can also enjoy trekking at one of the interior hills and get an eyeful of the scenic beauty of the fjords from the hill top… after all the Musandam Peninsula is about witnessing nature at her best and most marvellous.
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