Musandam travel attractions: In the Wadi Shab and Wadi Rawdha, there are small canyons cutting through the mountains. The most sought-after adventure sports here are cliff jumping, canoeing, and swimming. The valleys have trekking and trailing routes for those interested. You can even go camping at some designated spots. The mountain ride at Jabal Hareem mountain is totally unforgettable! In this route you can find fascinating fossils and ruins of the ancient civilizations. Appreciate the spellbinding view of the mountains from Sayh, a small town that comes en route. The final destination of this mountain ride is Khor Najd, a rocky terrain offering jaw-dropping views of the Indian Ocean.
Sail around the Beautiful Fjords of Musandam, As a coastal governorate, the locals of Musandam have built lots of traditional boats and dhows that they use for fishing, among other pursuits. More importantly, going for a boat ride with visitors and tourists is a must-do activity in Musandam. Going through the gulf waters, visitors can enjoy watching the unique fjords, while drinking Omani coffee (Kahwa) and dates, and chatting with locals. Visitors can also ask drivers to stop the boat so they can have a swim in the crystal turquoise waters of Musandam and enjoy the refreshing weather.
Nearly 30 tankers traverse the Strait of Hormuz from the day. Along the strait are magnificent islands and unique rock formations that create beautiful views along the way. The best way to enjoy the strait is to take a dhow cruise; you can take the day cruise or the night cruise – both are excellent. You set sail from the Musandam Port and sail over to small villages such as Nadifi, Quanah, and Maqlab. Check out the old houses, the wind towers and the cultural aspects of the villages as you pass by. The Khor Shem Fjords have rock formations that look like wild creatures. Bird watchers can have a whale of a time on Bird Island and dolphin lovers will be amazed at how many dolphins come to say hello.
The 28km (17-mile) coastal road from Khasab to Bukha is Musandam’s only surfaced connection with the outside world, a spectacular feat of engineering which winds dramatically around the sea cliffs and khawrs of the coast. The first few miles out of Khasab are particularly fine, blasted out of the feet of the mountains around Khawr Qida and revealing vivid bands of sedimentary layering. On the far side of the bay, Wadi Tawi has petroglyphs featuring camels, sheep and hunters pecked into the rocks. From here the road climbs up to the village of Al Harf at the highest point of the ridge, offering spectacular views over the Strait of Hormuz – on a clear day you can see Iran. It is another 12km (7 miles) or so from here to the quiet town of Bukha, home to an impressive seafront fort. Read extra info at Dubai Musandam Trip.