The Musandam Peninsula, likened to the fjords of Norway and the Galapagos islands, offers the visitor a refuge of silence and unsurpassed magnificence. With its coastline of dramatic stark cliffs towering over quaint fishing villages, pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, it’s a visual delight.
Divided from the rest of Oman by the East coast of the United Arab Emirates, the Musandam Peninsula has 600km of broken coastline and is the gateway to the Arabian Gulf. Lion’s Jaw towards the north of the Peninsula marks the point where the Indian Ocean and Gulf meet.
The Musandam Peninsula is predominately mountainous. The now called Hajar Mountain range - once part of Iran - was formed thousands of years ago through a serious of geothermal events, causing their separation from the Zagros Mountains of Iran. The Hajar Mountain Range, one of the few places on Earth where the Earths mantle has broken through, where the greenish-coloured ophiolites that make up part of the earths crust can be seen from the surface.
The area has a rich biodiversity, home to numerous species of birds, fish, corals, dolphins and turtles and has world-renowned dive sites. A visit to this area is an experience not to be missed and one that won’t be forgotten…