If breath-taking scenery, pre-historic mountains dropping into the mountains and a rich underwater world is your passion – join us on a trip to Dibba, a small town on the Musandam peninsula, the most Northern part of the Sultanate of Oman, where we will board a traditional Arabic ‘dhow’ and sail northwards.
We will see tiny villages jammed between the mountains and the sea, we will snorkel in beautiful coves and if we are lucky enough – also may be race along with dolphins in one if the bays.
On the way back, we will make an attempt at hand line fishing and you might get lucky and catch a barracuda.
You will later spend many evenings telling your friends about your adventure at the land of the fjords.(Lunch and all equipment is included, original passports must be brought along).
Note, if you are staying in other Emirates, you will need to contact us for a custom quote.
For sharing trips, we can only do pick ups from Hotels.
Important note about going to Oman.
YOU WILL NOT BE ACTUALLY crossing the border, i.e there will be no stamp placed in your passport, nor your visit visa CLOSED. Passport will only be checked for identity purposes.
There is a ‘day permit’ which is basically given to you for the tour.
You will need your original passports with you. Bringing any alcohol during this trip is STRICTLY forbidden.
Note: for UAE Resident Visa Holders, regardless of the nationality we need 3 Business Days to process the day permit for which a passport & visa page copy is required.
This DOES not apply for TOURIST Visa holders who are given the day permit ON ARRIVAL, without any advance actions required.
Another important note: this is how the logistics are in Dibba, i.e: the Eastern Coast of Musandam Entry Point, from ‘Khasab’ (Western Coast) no such arrangement exists and entry is conducted on a proper Omani border where your passport will get stamp and you will be legally entering Oman and thus returning.
In about 10 minutes after crossing the border you will arrive in Dibba port which is primarily a fishing village/port/market. You will board the ‘Dhow’ which is a traditional Arabic vessel that has been refurbished for Tourism purposes.
The Boat has 2 decks, an upper deck with Sun Chairs/Beds and the lower deck is more empty with Arabic cushions. There is a washroom & shower onboard.
You will be sailing northwards along the Musandam Peninsula with the mountain fjords going straight into the Ocean. The coastline is scattered with little lagoons that are sometimes still in habited by local residents.
Approximately an hour after departing from the port our boat will arrive at a selected lagoon where the boat will anchor for approximately 2.5 hours.
The lagoon is surrounded by mountains and has a beached lagoon.
Swimming & Snorkelling
From 13.00 – 14.30 we provide free time for swimming & snorkeling. There is a coral reef in the lagoon with some decent snorkeling opportunities depending on the visibility and weather conditions.
Guests are welcome to swim directly of the Dhow – there is a ladder for getting on and off the boat.
There will also be a speed boat at our disposal which can take guests on shore to swim from a beach. There are 2 options – a more deserted beach and a beach nearby some local residents who we are well acquainted with and if you are lucky they will show you about their survival and heritage traditions that have enabled them to survive in such difficult weather conditions.
LUNCH IS SERVED ONBOARD
A buffet lunch will be served on board at 14.30 along with some soft drinks & tea/coffee.
At 15.30 we will pull up the anchor and push off from the lagoon and slowly start making our way back to the port. On the way back we will stop at a few spots known for fishing & do some ‘hand-line’ fishing – a way in which the local fishermen have been using for decades to catch fish in this area.
Common catch is barracuda & hamour (a local fish).
We will berth the Dhow, disembark and go back into the vehicles and begin our journey back to Dubai or Sharjah.
all rates above in USD (1 USD = 3.65 AED) & include all taxes
Being a private tour, the car
Dune bashing inherently is a moderately risky activity, just like any offroad driving. There are a number of measures that have been taken by the government to increase the safety.
All safaris are conducted on either Toyota Land Cruisers or Nissan Patrols. Extremely comfortable and durable cars perfect to handle this experience.
Its a large area, approximately a football pitch in area, with a entertainment podium/stage in the middle and cushioned tables all around. There is also a buffet area where you will be served some BBQ meat aswell as a range of side dishes, salads and
We are constantly monitoring the guidelines published by DTCM and working in compliance with them.
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