Otherwise known as the ‘Norway of Arabia’ due to its sheer mountain scenery, small villages, narrow inlets (fjords) and blissful, deserted coves, this is a destination that people say is their true ‘secret escape’. Escape to mountain scenery, small villages, narrow inlets (fjords) and blissful, deserted coves. Its rugged mountains rise up to 2,100 metres above sea level and the coast, which juts into the Strait of Hormuz, has a spectacular fjord-like look.
Reaching Musandam used to be an arduous journey but now with much-improved roads, you can make it there in an easy three-hour drive from Dubai. Alternatively if touring Oman it is a six to seven-hour drive from Muscat or if preferred a short flight or overnight boat journey.