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Member Reviews (2)
- Musandam GovernorateMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersJul 05, 2013
Oman's wild northern frontier, Musandam is all about Iranian smugglers, lusty mustaches, secret coves and people 'going around the bend.' Musandam's isolated Telegraph Island is the spot where during WWII, the phrase was coined when the peace and quiet of the place got too loud for one unfortunate caretaker who literally 'went round the bend' of the island into insanity. Nowadays, this fusion of rock and sea is most famous for being home to the Fjords of Arabia, dolphins and the old school dhows that ply the tourist trade.
- Musandam GovernorateFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
A trip to the Musandam Peninsula is a popular outing from the Emirates. Technically this little point of land is part of Oman, though it's surrounded on all sides by the UAE. It's a rugged desert coastline, fringed with little inlets, and the standard trip is a dhow ride around for the afternoon. The view itself is lovely, and the water is clear--we stopped for swimming and snorkeling in a couple of spots. But the real thrill was seeing dolphins--lots of them! They played with our boat quite a bit. It was also striking to see the difference between Oman and the UAE, just by going over the border. A very good day out.