Places To Visit In Khasab

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1. Khasab Fort

Khasab Fort
4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 3
places to visit in Khasab

Visiting the Khasab Fort is one of the best ways tourists can get a glimpse of how Oman looked like before it was globalised. The Khasab fort was built in the 17th century by the Portuguese. The fort now houses one of the best museums in Oman and gives visitors a fantastic glimpse of how the Omanis used to live in the 17th century. The main attraction of the fort is the actual boats from ancient Musandam that are exhibited.

2. Jebel Al Harim

Jebel Al Harim
4.2 /5

21 km
from city center
2 out of 3
places to visit in Khasab

Known as the Mountain of Women, the beautiful Jebel Harim is the highest peak in Musandam located at 2,087 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the glorious valley. The rocks on the mountains are studded with well-preserved fossils, showing signs of life from creatures like molluscs, fish, clams and a collection of trilobites. The summit of the mountain is off-limits to the public as there is a radar station situated on the peak, watching the shipping action on the Straights of Hormuz.

3. Dolphin Watching and Snorkelling

Dolphin Watching and Snorkelling
4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
3 out of 3
places to visit in Khasab

If you're a fan of the sea, this will be a fantastic experience for you! There are many private boat tour companies around Khasab, but the most popular one is the Musandam Sea Adventure Travel and Tourism company. With them, you can book a day trip or a 2-day tour to see the dolphins and whales. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel and see some of the most fantastic corals and fishes.

FAQs on Khasab

How can I commute within Khasab?

The only way to get around in the city is with a car or cab. At Jebel Harim, it is a must to have a four-wheel-drive because the rocky roads and mountains can take a huge toll on normal cars. You can either rent a 4-wheel-drive, for which you require an International Driving Permit. If you do not have one, you can also hire a driver. It is best to rent a car in Muscat at places like Arabia cars or Speedy Oman and drive to Khasab. You can also rent a car from Muscat International Airport.
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