The remote Omani exclave of the Musandam Peninsula (reached from Dubai rather than Muscat), features some of the most dramatic scenery in Arabia, with soaring mountains, secluded beaches and some of the world's best diving - all within easy reach of the UK. With its honey-hued cliffs falling steeply into the Strait of Hormuz, the mountainous Musandam Peninsula is often compared to the fjords of Norway for the beauty of its deep bays in which dolphins dance, and its jagged coasts dotted with fishing villages. These 'Arabian fjords' are a draw for divers, sun worshippers and sea kayakers alike, and
for truly original Musandam holidays consider cruising the fjords in a traditional dhow to see the region from the water. As one of the least visited - but most breath-taking - regions of Oman, holidays in Musandam are a lesson in straying from the beaten track and uncovering hidden corners of a destination. Combine your tailor-made exploration of the labyrinthine fjords with a visit to the region’s capital – Khasab – which sits wedged between vertiginous cliffs and the sea. Wander around the city’s bustling souq and watch fishing boats ambling in and out of the harbour.

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The holiday was perfect thank you. We fully relaxed in the Chedi then managed a good hike in the mountains. Just wish we could have stayed longer at the Alila!
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