The UAE is known for its surreal cities that have sky-high buildings, lavish hotels, and malls that would make you go on a major shopping spree. But beyond these cities are places that show a different side of the Middle East, a rather calm and serene one.

Khasab-Musandam is one such place that reflects the beauty of the Middle East. Located at the border of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Khasab is a city in Oman and is the capital of the Musandam peninsula.

Khasab is located at distance of 200 kilometers from Dubai and can be reached easily within 120-180 minutes, thanks to the amazing roads in UAE. Hiring a taxi for this route might prove to be slightly expensive, so it’s suggested that you opt for a car rental in Dubai. Getting a rental car in Dubai won’t only make travelling easier, but it would also help in better exploration of Khasab. Here are a few things you could do while you are there:

Dhow Cruise

Dhow is a lateen-rigged ship chiefly used in the Arabic region. You can enjoy your day in Khasab by cruising through the stunning waters of Musandam on board a traditionally decorated Omani dhow. The trip provides you with serene views of the landscape, which includes a blue sea and glimpses of dolphins. You could also go for a swim or snorkeling. The food served on these cruises are delectable and give you the taste of traditional Omani food.

Visit the Khasab Castle

The Khasab Castle was originally built by the Portuguese but got ruined over time and was later reconstructed by the Omanis. There are still certain parts of the ruins that can be noticed in contrast to the new building. The castle houses antique furniture, clothes, and ornaments that were used by the then natives. Visiting this place not only gives one a visual treat but also provides with valuable information about the Omani history and culture.

Go for Swim at Bassa Beach

Bassa Beach is the most frequented beach in Khasab, people come here to take a dip in the ocean or to camp. Sunsets at Bassa Beach are one of the loveliest. Don’t be alarmed by the sharks, they could be seen circling in the shallow bay but have been proved to be harmless.

Whenever you visit Khasab, make sure that you have a camera with you as you will find some really amazing picture-worthy vistas. If you’re opting for a car rental in Dubai for your Khasab trip, carry the vehicle’s papers along with your passport to show at the border.

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya Dubai Airport Terminal 1 Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Dubai Motor City Dubai Festival City Abu Dhabi Airport Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi Al Reem, Abu Dhabi Al Reef, Abu Dhabi Sharjah Airport Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya

Address

Um Ramool, Rashidiya,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2060206

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 09:00-22:00

Dubai Airport Terminal 1

Address

Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2245222

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Address

Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2203013

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Motor City

Address

Shop 8, Ground Floor, Foxhill 8, Motor City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4273200

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-20:00 Saturday; Closed

Dubai Festival City

Address

InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 7011239

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-17:00 Saturday; Closed

Abu Dhabi Airport

Address

4th Level, Sky Plaza Park, Abu Dhabi Airport,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 5998939

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi

Address

Etihad Plaza, Al Raha, Etihad Village,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 55 69130

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reem, Abu Dhabi

Address

Marina Square, Al Reem Island,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 6320494

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reef, Abu Dhabi

Address

Al Reef Downtown, ,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 645 8488

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Sharjah Airport

Address

Inside Arrivals Terminal, Kiosk 2, Outside baggage claim area, Sharjah Airport,
Sharjah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 6 5528290

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 08:00-20:00

Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Address

Unit 52, First Floor, Al Hamra Mall, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd,
Ras Al Khaimah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 7 2434386

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 10:00-21:00

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