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Dubai to Khasab [A Weekend Escape in Oman]

Monday, November 3, 2014
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Dubai to Khasab – A Weekend Escape in Oman

 [A Guide to Oman]

We are so happy to let you know that we have just unlocked a new category on Travel Junkie Diary. A guide to Oman thanks to our friend Toufic Abou Nader (a vivid adventurer and a traveler to Oman for many years) who has teamed up with us to offer you a weekly guide (every Monday) on where to go to in Oman and how to get there!

If you want to break the routine of living in the big city and have an easy gateway weekend, Oman is one of the beautiful destinations you can easily get to. The options you have vary from historical sites, beautiful scenery, experience the outdoor sports and activities, and/or relax in one of the Omani famous resorts.

So how to spend 7 weekends in Oman? Toufic Abou Nader joins team Travel Junkie Diary and guides you weekly on the best places to go, routes, sightseeing and options on where to go and what to visit in Oman depends on what type of car you drive (4×4 vs sedan)

There will be 2 sections. Each section has 7 destinations for 7 weekends. The 7 destination in each section are mirrored but might vary based on the type of car you are using.

Section 1: If you are an owner of a Sedan Section 2: If you are an owner of a 4×4

[Weekend 1: Khasab]

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[Rolling in a sedan]

  • The drive

Drive along the coastline from RAK border towards the Khasab port is very beautiful.

  • Things to see

Khasab fort

Telegraphic Island

Khumzar Village (one of the oldest villages of Oman)

  • Things to do

Take a Dhow cruise and witness dozens of dolphins swimming by.

Hike to the top of Jabel Khumzar and camp on top. Kayaking, camping, diveing, hiking, rock climbing, photography and snorkeling.

  • Notes

Dhow cruises require pre-booking via any of the tours operating in Khasab which offers many activities.

Getting to the telegraphic island and Khumzar requires you to hire a speed boat or a fisherman. Bargain the fee, but to get to Khumzar is around 1,200 to hire the speed boat.

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[Rolling in a 4×4]

  • The drive

Drive along the coast line from RAK border towards the Khasab port is very beautiful.

  • Things to see

Khasab fort, Telegraphic Island, Khumzar Village (one of the oldest villages of Oman) and Stairway to Heaven’s Plateau.

  • Things to do

Take a Dhow cruise and witness dozens of dolphins swimming by.

Hike to the top of Jabel Khumzar and camp on top. Kayaking, camping, diving, hiking, rock climbing, photography and snorkeling.

  • Notes

Dhow cruises require pre-booking via any of the tours operating in Khasab which offers many activities.

Getting to the telegraphic island and Khumzar requires you to hire a speed boat or a fisherman. Bargain the fee, but to get to Khumzar is around 1,200 to hire the speed boat.

The temperature on Stairway to Heaven’s plateau drops to minus zero during night and it is very windy.

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3 comments

  1. shanawar100 says:

    Nice written blog…
    There are many options in Khasab Oman for tours. One of main activity in Khasab is dhow cruise tour to fjords of Oman. Khasab Sea Tours have best price tour packages for visitors from UAE.
    http://www.khasabseatours.com

  2. Carrie says:

    I’ve been to Oman, but only the isolated part north of the UAE. Thanks for sharing insights into the mainland!

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