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Best Time: November - March Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Al Khasab, Check Flights

"The Land of Many Vistas!"

Khasab Tourism

Home to Jebel Harim or the 'Mountain of Women', sandy beaches, beautiful corals and a Portuguese fortress, the city of Khasab is a quiet town oozing with history. Tourists can enjoy a cruise through the 'Fjords of Musandam' and swim in the turquoise seas. Or, if they prefer, snorkel and explore the stunning corals and sealife. History buffs will enjoy trekking the mountains of Musandam and visiting the abandoned houses in the deserted towns close to Khasab. The city is old but cared for by its residents. A city like no other in Oman, Khasab is a humble city which has retained its charm for centuries.

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Shopping in Khasab

The most common souvenirs you can buy in Khasab are tea sets, jewellery, saucers, pitchers and Omani dresses. Khasab also has many shopping centres where you can find local fashion stores. You won't find a lot of western clothing being sold in Khasab.

Nightlife in Khasab

There are no clubs or pubs in Khasab. There is, however, a bar called the Darts Bar. This is the only place in the area where you can get a drink. It's located on the first floor of the Atana Khasab Hotel. You can get a variety of drinks here, but the choices for wine and beer are quite limited.

Khasab Customs

In Khasab, it is respectful to dress conservatively. Therefore, it is advisable to cover your shoulders and knees. It is uncommon to tip in Oman, but rounding up to the next rial is accepted.

Daily Budget for Khasab

At Khasab you will probably spend up to OMR 10-OMR 20 per day.

Restaurants and Local Food in Khasab

The food at Khasab, much like throughout Oman offers a very delicious blend of both Arabian and Indian influences. Almost all restaurants and cafes around Khasab sell shawarmas and biryanis. A very popular snack in Oman are dates, which are traditionally served with Kahwa (very bitter coffee). Dates are a staple food in Oman as they are found almost everywhere across the country. The local food choices are Harees (wheat mixed with meat), Kebabs and Machboos (rice with saffron and spicy meat). There are many restaurants you can go to for eating local food. Some popular ones are Wadi Qada restaurant, Al Mawra Restaurant and Telegraph Island Restaurant.

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How To Reach Khasab

From Muscat, there are various ways to get to Khasab. However, Dubai is approximately 2.5 hours by road from Khasab (197 km). 

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