People and Fjords of the Musandam - OMA0110

Meet the Fishermen and the Bedouin of the Musandam Peninsula
This is a unique way to visit a fascinating and less well-known area of Oman and meet the people that live there. It includes a visit to Kumzar, which is the biggest Bedouin village in Musandam.

Khasab is the capital of Musandam, the population of this area in total is approximately 30,000. Because of fjord-like scenery, Khasab and the Musandam is known as the 'Norway of Arabia'. There are small fishing communities inside the fjords and small isolated Bedouin Villages on the mountain side. The majority of people live on fishing. Fishing is generally rich due to clean waters and good growth of corals. There are many varieties of fish to be seen around Khasab's waters.

During our trip, we will have an opportunity to see the life of the fishing people and have a chance to fish with them, which will help us to understand their way of life and enjoy their company.

You will spend 3 days and 2 nights cruising on board a traditional Dhow, visiting this Fjord region and the people that live there. You will also spend a day in Dubai at the end of your stay.

The rugged coastline resembles the glacier-carved coasts of polar regions, but in this case, the coast was shaped by the movement of Earth's crust. On the leading edge of the Arabian plate, the Musandam Peninsula is sinking. The higher elevation mountains remain above the water, but the sea has rushed in to fill the valleys with fingers of water.

This tour is suitable for all age groups.

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