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Dhow Cruise in Musandam Oman

dhow cruise in musandam

Yesterday was the perfect time to escape from the busy, crowded city of Dubai. Finally, we are able to book our pending voucher of last years Cobone deal. Due to bad weather and tide they have to cancel the trip on that day.

It was half seven in the morning when we arrived at Spinney’s near Burjuman where the pick up point was set. I’m delighted to see that the bus we took is full of different nationalities. I can probably tell some are Chinese, Polish, Arabs, some westerners, of course Scottish and Filipino. It made me think how lucky I am to live and be exposed with different cultures.

Just a short wait until the other passengers/guests arrived and then we started our long drive to Oman. Roughly, an hour and half later we stopped at the border. Omani Officers got inside our bus and inspect our passports one by one, carefully eyeing us holding our passport.

Less than half an hour we stopped at the pier and walk towards the boat. We settled on the top and find a very comfortable area to relax. There are cusions on each side and beach recliners on the opposite side.

Fruits are served on the table, coffee, and tea are for free. I burnt my tongue as I sipped carelessly on the coffee – that’s how I welcomed the trip.

We sailed along the beautiful straits of Hormuz. Stunning scenery feasts my eyes as mountains greeted us on our way. The weather is cooperating as we head to Musandam.

One of the staff on the boat gave us options; to swim or snorkeling. We didn’t enjoy much when we head for shallow water. We find the sand too slimy and we need to walk further down for deeper water. So we ended up, going back to the boat and swim beside it.

The water is absolutely amazing. At first, it was too chilly for me but thanks to the sun’s heat it made it just the right temperature.

Had so much fun even for a short time of swimming. We were amused by some bunch of guys who were diving from the top of the boat. One guy attempted to jump but was so scared that it took him so long until he decided to make his move.

I felt a bit nausea after our lunch so I decided to have a nap and missed the experience riding a banana boat.

After the banana boat ride we sailed somewhere on an open ocean to where we can do fishing. We tried their hand at hand line fishing and waited for minutes… finally we surrendered. I guess it takes a lot of patience for this hard job.

Around half five, we gathered in the van to head back to Dubai. It was such a great experience despite the long travel. Total duration of the trip is eleven hours (from the start to finish). It’s such a convenience for us since pick up and drop off is arranged.
The tour includes:

  • unlimited soft drinks
  • buffet lunch
  • snorkelling
  • fishing
  • banana boat ride
  • pick up and drop off
  • Since you are entering a different country it is required to bring with you your original passport to cross the borderand should book a reservation 48 hours earlier

Thanks for reading! xoxo

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