Khasab Musandam
Destinations & Activities to explore on arrival by cruise

It might be for discovering ‘immensely’ beautiful regions or for the thrill of adventure. The reasons behind the journeys are the catalysts for embarking on the same.

Khasab Musandam is one of the hidden gems located in Oman and is a sight to behold. In several instances, Khasab Musandam has been termed as “The Norway of Arabia”, and we would like to agree that it’s an accurate description of the place.

Khasab Musandam consists of the beautiful rocky fjords, mesmerizing bays and Majestic hills. One of the main factors of this beautiful location is the crystal clear and pure water forms that exist to serve one purpose.

“Imparting natural beauty”

Khasab Musandam consists of the beautiful rocky fjords, mesmerizing bays and Majestic hills. One of the main factors of this beautiful location is the crystal clear and pure water forms that exist to serve one purpose.

Through this blog, we would like to iterate the various activities you can embark on after arriving on the cruise from Khasab Musandam. So without further adieu let’s begin.

Historical significance:

Khasab Musandam was built in the 17th century by Portuguese travellers. In their search for resources, sustenance, and trading opportunities Khasab Musandam became one of the bases of operations in the middle east.

The Portuguese created a total of 4 forts wherein two were located a few miles from the port in Khasab Musandam and 2 forts in Bukkha. The remnants of this spectacle are alive to this day and is an interesting historical monuments to visit when you are in Khasab Musandam.

Khasab Musandam and the Portuguese have an ‘interesting’ connection where the Portuguese, mesmerized by the beauty of the destination, made it their centre of ‘operations’ wherein they engaged in trades, engaged in resource acquisitions and experienced breathtaking views. 

So talking about breathtaking views, let’s talk about that, shall we?

Bassa Beach:

Next to Khasba Cruise Port is a quaint, calm and relaxing beach. It’s just a 5-minute walk away to tranquillity, peace and fun at the beach.

Spread a sheet, lay down on the soft sand and bask in the warm rays of the sun as you sunbathe with a view. The heat is perfect in certain seasons and the best for a calm tanning session.

If you’re into swimming in the water, then this is the perfect place for it. The waves are calm, the water is crystal clear, and just the right temperature to thaw out all the stress residing within.

Khasab Castle:

Another unique tourist attraction on the list is Khasab Castle. Constructed in the 17th century by Portuguese colonists, this historical monument is a remnant of the time when the Portuguese wished to control the Strait of Hormuz.

In the present day, the Khasab Castle is the office of the Governor and also a prison. Apart from being a government office, Khasab castle is a destination to witness several old documents, jewellery, Arab kitchen equipment, clothing, weapons and wedding decorations of the era before this one.

Another fun fact about the castle is that it comprises a Quran learning school and an exquisite traditionally elevated summer house. So, if you want to bask in a little bit of the history of Khasab Musandam, this is the place to be.

Working hours: Saturday to Thursday (9 am – 4 pm), Friday (8 am – 11 am)

Entry fees: OMR 0.500 baizes per adult (USD 1.5/-)


Jebel Harim – The Highest Peak:

Jebel Harim with a height of 2087 meters, is the highest point in Khasab Musandam. The view of grandeur that Khasab Musandam has to offer can be seen from the top.
Jebel Harim has been derived from the phrase that means ‘Mountain of Women.’ The peak has received its name because of a series of dark events that involve Omani women hiding up in the mountain because of fear of kidnapping by pirates when men were away fishing.
The view from above is truly mesmerizing, and you can either trek, hike or even take 4WD to the top. Sign up with ________(link), and they’ll take care of all your requirements for an unforgettable trip to Jebel Harim.

Khor Al Najd

Do you have an adrenaline rush when you think about adventure?
Khor Al Najd is a natural creek located in Khasab Musandam but is one of the most adventurous trails you can find in Khasab Musandam.
Filled with up and down steep hills, unpaved roads and beautiful views, Khor Al Najd deems to be one of the places not to be missed. View one of the largest lagoons from viewpoints. The location is also abundant with lots of scenery, cloud patterns and also surrounding cliffs that engulf you in a beautiful view. It’s a great place for overnight camping and basking in the scenery. You’ll need 4WD to cruise through the location, so get in touch with us. We’ll take care of everything.

Tawi Village:

Go back in time to an age where stonework was the trend and where history was etched into it. The Village of Tawi, located 8 km from Khasab City centre is one of the destinations that you shouldn’t miss out on.
Witness prehistoric paintings and drawings of camels, ships and warriors that depict a history of more than 2000 years. These shall amaze you and dazzle your mind.
Guide to creating Memories:
It’s not every day you land on the shores of Khasab Musandam?
So make the best of it.
The available cruise are:
  • > Mein Schiff 6
  • > AIDAbella
  • > Seven Seas
  • > Silver Spirit
  • > MSC Opera
  • > Norwegian Jade

Sign up for our special prizes for all cruise travellers at _______, and we’ll help you plan a cruise, and design an itinerary for a mesmerizing experience at Khasab Musandam.

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