Kumzar is a remote fishing village located in the Musandam Governorate, the most northern province of Oman is close to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Iran, situated 26km away from the regional capital of Khasab.
The isolated fishing village has its own language Kumzari,
the unique language spoken by its inhabitants. Kumzari is a
subgroup of the Shihi tribe, who, by evaluating the
linguistic evidence, are believed to have migrated to Oman
from Iran. Kumzari is a mix of Arabic, Hindi, and Persian,
with some borrowed Portuguese and English, taken from the
European sailors who have travelled for centuries through
the Strait of Hormuz.
Fishing is the dominant source of income, The inhabitants live largely by fishing for nine months of the year, barracuda, tuna, kingfish, and hammour, being the major catch. During summer it is extremely difficult to live in Kumzar from June to September greater part of the people go to Khasab as most of the Kumzari people have two houses, one in kumzar and the second in Khasab
There are two ways to reach kumzar, by Speed boat as well as by dhow. By speed boat is the easiest way, it will take one hour, and by dhow will take a minimum of 2.30 hrs. both having a different unique experience.
This package is specially designed for those who want to delve into the unique culture of Oman. We provide a safe and amazing journey on a special Dhow. A day-long outing to the wonderful town of Kumzar gives you a bouquet of attractions. Cruise on a Dhow will take you to exciting views and beautiful spots. The greater part of the Natives of town is fishing. Kumzar is a cut-off spot from the remainder of the area, the community living there has a distinctive culture of their own. You get the opportunity to see many traditional fishing villages on your cruise. There are many spots suitable for snorkeling and swimming along the way. The package is an ideal option to make your weekend more fun and memorable.
Duration: 04 hrs
Exclusive / Private trip, as there are no sharing trips
Duration: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Exclusive / Private trips, as there are no sharing
Great chilled out trip
Excellent chilled out day! Relaxing Saw lots of dolphins, snorkelling, great weather. Food was wonderful Service great! Get out and do it
Unmissable trip to the Arabian Fjords
The dhow boat trip into the Musandam fjords is truly an unmissable experience. Ridiculous mountain views dropping into glorious calm waters, dolphins flanking your boat, little sharks scouring the reefs, and a fantastic Omani lunch - Mondays don’t really get better than this!
Excellent dhow cruise
It was an amazing journey with the professional service. About six hours of travel to meet dolphins, sharks and see mountains and blue water. The guys from the boat did a lot to make my and other guys journey unforgettable. They gave us a lot of drinks, fruit and a delicious lunch. Towels and snorkeling equipment are also supplied. And the weather is always perfect! I highly recommend this trip with these guys
This is one of my best travel memories ever. The team on the dhow was nice and very helpful, food was good and the dolphins sweet.The scenery was very spectacular and the boat was perfect for relaxing or swimming. Just great.
Nice day trip
We usually try to avoid organised tourist trips, but this was a nice exception. Small group of people, friendly captain, enough time for everything we wanted to see or do... and delicious lunch. We can recommend
Amazing dhow cruise and mountain safari
The mountian safari allowed us to admire the Jabal-al-Harim mountian and surrounding peaks - the views were breathtaking and adrenaline shots were provided.The second day belonged to dhow cruise - snorkling, dolphins accompaning our boat, traditional delicious food on board.
Always available Perfect service on board Boat in perfect condition I recommend
Awesome dhow cruise and mountain safari
The half day mountain 4x4 tour and the full day dhow tour. They were both excellent. On the mountain tour we saw some amazing views travelling up the Jabal-al-Harim mountain, a beautiful farm high in the mountain, and fossils in the rocks from when the mountain was below the sea surface
We have been in Oman en Khasab in April 2017. We had a great time! Eldho was taking care of everything.The trip was amazing.Good food, good company and saw dolphins! It was a great week! Love to be back!
The boat was roomy and comfortable, we were served fruit and refreshments including tea and coffee. We got to see plenty of dolphins
I’ve never seen dolphins before this day. It was a really peaceful and quiet cruise and most of all, we saw many dolphins in their own natural environment. The food on the dhow was good. I highly recommend.