Full Day Dhow Cruise To Khor Sham
Enjoy an unforgettable day cruising through the “fjords of Musandam” on board our traditionally decorated Omani dhow, where you can sit comfortably on cushions and carpets while feasting your eyes on the striking scenery. A dhow trip offers an insight into the fantastic landscape. Discover ancient villages and swim and snorkel in the clear waters off Telegraph Island and Seebi Island, visiting Khor Shem, Qanaha and Maqlab along the way. There is a distinct possibility you may see dolphins. Buffet lunch and refreshments are served on board. Snorkeling equipment and towels are provided.
Tour Itinerary :-
06.00 Am : Pickup from Dubai
09:30 AM : Border Formalities ( Our Driver will help you )
10:00 AM : Depart from the Khasab Port to the fjords of Musandam on our traditionally decorated Omani Dhow.
10:30 AM : Khor Shem: Khor Shem is a sheltered 17km long fjord. The water is crystal clear and calm, very inviting for snorkeling and swimming. The mountains rise out of the sea and reflect back on the water. There are almost always dolphins playing and following the boats as they cruise around the villages.
10:45 AM : Nadafi: The first village we will pass by with around 50 inhabitants mainly fisherman. There is no land access so most of the villagers own small speedboats. The children travel by boat to school, stay over in Khasab from Sunday to Thursday.You will see here that there are water tanks near the beach, the Oman Government provides fresh water, free of charge on a regular basis.
11:00 AM : Qanaha: A small fishing village where the stone houses blend into the cliffs, made from the local stone. In the old days, this was the first line of defense, not to be seen.
11:15 AM : Maqlab: A mountain village where the people are earning their living by goat-herding and fishing, the main occupation of the area. This small village is made up on only around 10 houses. This area is the shortest distance to the east coast and can be reached by climbing over the Jabel Maqlab.
11:30 AM : Telegraph Island: (Jazirat al Maqlab) the most famous landmark in this area. Here the British laid the first telegraph cable in 1864, it ran from India to Basra, Iraq and the island was manned for some 10 years. Snorkeling here is a treat, don your masks and enjoy the clear,calm waters. Watch out for butterfuly fish, groupers, and the coral growth is among the best in this fjord.The dhow is anchored at Telegraph Island for1-1/2 hour for Snorkeling.Lunch would be served on board.
1:00 PM : Sham Village : Another village with around 50 inhabitants.
2:00 PM : Seebi Island: This village is located at the end of the fjord and has around 60 inhabitants, very secluded. This area has many species of sea birds nestling in the cliffs. On the island take a plunge into the crystal clear water. The dhow is anchored at Seebi Island around 1 hour for Snorkeling.
3:45 PM : Return to the Khasab Port.
04.00 PM : Transafer back to Dubai
Meet Greet & Assistance at Pickup Location in Dubai
Sharing Dhow for Cruise
Dedicated Guest Relation in Dhow (English Speaking Escort)
Suitable Sharing Vehicle with English Speaking Driver
Dedicated Guest Relation Staff throughout the cruise
Qubbus (Arabic Bread)
Biriyani Rice / White Rice
Fried Chicken / Fish
Vegetable Saloona (Arabic Style)
Tea & Coffee
Unlimited Soft drinks and Mineral Water
Package Cost with Pickup from Dubai & Sharjah
AED 380/- per Adult (Above 11 Years)
AED 220/- per Child ( Age between 3 -11 years)
Below 3 years Free Of Charge
. If your vehicle is a rented one, don’t forget to get an NOC from the rent a car company to cross the border. If the vehicle doesn’t have Oman insurance, you can get it from the check post.
Package cost excluding visa cost
. All our tours & excursion are on sharing basis or private basis with or without transportation from UAE.
. Participants need to carry their original passport with minimum 3 months validity.
. For Resident & Tourist - UAE & Oman visa fee total amount of AED 85.00 per person (AED 35.00 - UAE Exit fee & AED 50.00)
The below given nationalities only eligible for on arrival visa from the border post. Other nationalities must have a UAE resident visa with Managerial profession minimum 3 months validity(passport and visa).
Nationalities that can cross the border : Australia / Andorra/Austria/Bulgaria / Belgium / Brunei / Canada / Croatia /China/Cyprus / Czech Republic / Denmark/ France / Finland /Greece/ Estonia /Germany/Hong Kong/ Hungary /Iran/ Iceland / Italy /Ireland / Japan / Liechtenstein/Luxembourg/Latvia / Lithuania / Malta/Malaysia/ Monaco/ New Zealand /Netherlands / Norway / Paraguay Portugal /Russia / Romania /Poland / San Marino /South Korea / Singapore / Spain/Slovenia /Sweden / Slovakia / Switzerland /USA/UK/ Ukraine / Vatican