It’s amazing really that as soon as you cross through the border from UAE to the Musandam peninsula how the landscape dramatically changes in the blink of an eye. Steep cliff faces, winding roads, isolated bays and remote beaches dotted around the emerald waters, it really is a natural beauty.
2. The marine life
Dolphins are of course the main marine based attraction but actually the peninsula has an abundant variety of life in its waters. Turtles, sea snakes, manta rays, sharks (including the sought after whale shark) and even the odd Orca whale sighting occurs from time to time.
Humpback dolphins. Source: Ossv.org
Whale Shark. Source: Greattravels.co.uk
Turtle. Source: Originaldiving.com
3. Variety of camping spots
Due to the still fairly untouched nature and remoteness of the Musandam it’s possible to find some truly spectacular camping spots that you’d be hard pushed to find anywhere else in the world. From calm bays surrounded by steep cliffs to sandy beaches with crystal clear water there’s a variety of unique and interesting spots to keep you planning your next camping weekend.
4. Activities on offer
Let’s just say it’s not a place you’re ever likely to get bored. Due to the diverse landscape the Musandam benefits from, you can find diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, trekking, climbing and many more activities all on offer.
Getting caught up in fast paced city life is easy to do, especially in the UAE. The isolation and peace of the Musandam offers an escape to all that. The Musandam is considered as the ‘Norway of Arabia’ due to the mountainous landscape and the steep fjords that resemble those of the fjords in Norway. The calm and natural beauty of this region offer something that we all crave at times and the Musandam certainly doesn’t disappoint. After a weekend in the peninsular you’ll feel refreshed to the point where you might even have a different outlook on life and what you want to do, achieve and discover.