Excursions

Camping

Cruise around the peninsula of Musandam on one of our Dhows. Experience romantic nights on the Dhow or camping on the beach under the starry sky and in a remote area. We will set up all your requirements, including tents, mattress and sleeping bags. There will be basic toilet and shower facilities as well as illumination by generator and dining tables and chairs. Our locations are Hiyut Beach on the west coast and Hablein on the east coast. We will provide up to three meals a day and include refreshments. Dinner will be a barbecue of chicken or fish, marinated in herbs and seasoning. We can cater for up to 100 people for any period of time, and are willing to arrange some local entertainment.

Minimum:          6 adults

Kayaking

Guests will be taken by Dhow to the beach on the first afternoon; they will be given some basic instructions and advised of safety procedures. The next day begins with paddling across the Sham Fjords. This is a wonderful way to visit the coastal villages, in peace and at one with nature. It is a unique way to experience the majesty of the Musandam, playing with dolphins, watching the sea life below, listening to the sound of the birds and hugging the coast line. There will be plenty of time to visit various villages along the way. Lunch will be provided on a Dhow. The Kayaks consist of 2 different models; 2 are closed for 1 person each and 2 are open and accommodating 2 paddlers. A guide will manage the group from a boat (either Dhow or speed) and safety equipment will be available. The sun can be very strong, especially when exposed on the sea, it is essential to cover with both clothes and creams.

Minimum:          4-8 adults

Trekking

The most peaceful way to visit the Mountains of Musandam, without the sound of engines, deafened by the sound of nature. Our favourite route, crossing from Sham Fjord to Kumzar, will take you past abandoned village, with old pottery and derelict houses. The trek includes a night in the mountains where the air is so pure and the flora and fauna are to be marvelled at, along with the abundance of birds, butterflies and of course, mountain goats. Views over the Gulf of Arabia and Gulf of Oman are amazing, to be experienced first hand and in some areas you will be the first human being to step foot, sharing the route only with goats. As you come close to Kumzar the valley opens up and you arrive at the edge of the world. Maybe you will encounter villagers gathering wood or herding, you will definitely surprise them with your arrival.

Minimum:          10 adults

Diving

Diving in this area is described as ‘an experienced divers dive,’ due to strong currents and large fish. With the diving in the UAE and surrounding areas being limited, it is a welcome addition to any diver’s log book. There are many sites, more sheltered and less deep, that also welcome beginners. The spectacular scenery, impressive fjords created by the majestic Hajar Mountains, is both inviting and exhilarating. Visibility is usually good, with over 10 metres common, and there is a rich sea life to enjoy. An abundance of plankton results in a wealth of fish, especially the larger species of rays, sharks, barracuda, tuna and the occasional sighting of Whale Sharks.

Minimum:          2 adults

Car Rental 

4Wheel Drive per day
Must be booked in advance and subject to availability