The Omani Peninsula of Musandam is a sight worth checking out if whether you are a tourist or resident of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Not only will you be able to go snorkeling with dolphins, but the fjords of the peninsula are also breathtaking. It is, however, quite hard to head off to Musandam on your own with a rental car. That is why most residents and tourists book a Musandam tour to take them over the border and to the small Omani village.
In our guide below, we have researched and put together the 10 best tours from Dubai to Musandam.
Full-Day Musandam Dibba Cruise with Buffet Lunch from Dubai
This tour takes you to Dibba, a small town in the Musandam area of Oman. You will get aboard a traditional-style dhow boat and explore the coastal area of the Musandam Governorate of Oman, enjoying the breathtaking views of cliffs and bays.
You will also be able to go swimming and a buffet lunch will be provided to you.
If we talk about the features of this tour, hotel transfer of the customers will be carried out in air-conditioned coach/bus, and there will be Banana Boat Ride, Speed Boat Ride, and Kayaking.
Snorkeling equipment is used and the lunch cuisines are Arabian and Asian amongst which Traditional Arabic tea, coffee, juices, water, fresh fruits are the most prominent.
Furthermore, this tour required you to have a current valid passport and is not wheelchair accessible. Children can only come if they are accompanied by an adult. Additionally, the maximum number of travelers who can participate in this tour is 100.
You will be picked up from your hotel or your residence in an air-conditioned bus and the bus will leave at sharp 7:30 A.M.
The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $88.
Once you book a ticket for this tour, you will receive immediate confirmation. However, if you later change your mind and want to cancel the booking, you will get a full refund though only if you submitted a valid passport before.
Full-Day Musandam Cruise with Lunch from Dubai
On this tour, you will get to sail by Musandam’s fjords on an Arabian ‘dhow’. Also, you will be able to snorkel and swim, watch for dolphins, and enjoy lunch on board, all without worrying about transport, paperwork, or timings.
If we dive a little bit deeper into the details of this tour, the lunch offered is the buffet and boasts of Asian and Arabian Cuisines. Some of the most famous dishes are Traditional Arabic tea, coffee, juices, water, fresh fruits.
Furthermore, you will be able to go on a scenic drive via Sharjah and Fujairah. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and it will have a maximum of 15 travelers. At the time of booking, you will need to have a copy of your current valid passport.
You will be picked up from your Hotel or residence in an air-conditioned bus which will leave at sharp 7:30 P.M.
The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $90.
In case you want to cancel the booking of the ticket, you will need to do so 24 hours before the start of the experience.
Musandam Khasab Day Trip and Dhow Cruise from Dubai
It is a full-day cruise trip that allows you to relish the mountain and coastal views as you cross into Oman and head for Khasab on Musandam’s northern coast, known as the ‘Norway of Arabia.’ Additionally, you go on a ‘dhow’ sailboat cruise during which you can look for dolphins, drop anchor at barren Telegraph Island.
Also, you can stop to swim and snorkel, and wonder at the setting over an onboard buffet lunch and unlimited sodas.
As for the detailed features of this tour, there will be a 6-hour dhow cruise, Unlimited onboard soda, mineral water, tea, and coffee, Use of onboard snorkeling equipment and towels, Lunch. Also, a local guide will be provided to you for the entire tour.
The booking for this tour is done for a minimum of two people, both of which must have valid passports on the day of travel. The maximum number of travelers who can register for this tour is 30.
The price for the ticket for this tour starts at $202.41.
Confirmation for booking of a ticket will be received within 48 hours of booking. As for cancellation, you will need to send in the request 24 hours before the start of the experience.
Musandam Day Trip from Dubai
This is another one of the tours that take you along Oman’s spectacular the Musandam Peninsula on the Arabian ‘dhow’ boat cruise from Dubai.
It includes activities like fishing and Banana Boat Rides. Delicious Buffet Lunch and unlimited Soft Drinks and Tea/Coffee are offered.
For booking of ticket, passport name, number, expiry and country is required and you’ll receive the confirmation for your booking within 48 hours, according to the availability.
The price of the ticket starts from $99.06.
The pickup and drop-off from Dubai are free of cost and the departure time of the bus is 7:00 A.M.
For cancellation of the ticket, the policy is to do so 24 hours prior to the experience.
Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise
Featuring a 5.5-hour cruise in a beautiful Arabian dhow sailboat, this tour is the fifth tour on our list.
Amongst the many things that this tour comes packed with are Hotel pickup and drop-off, a Local guide, Unlimited onboard soda, mineral water, tea and coffee, Lunch, and Use of onboard snorkeling equipment, and transport by air-conditioned minivan.
The confirmation for the booking of the ticket for this tour will be received within 48 hours, according to availability and there is a minimum of two persons required for booking. There is a maximum of 30 travelers who can participate in this tour.
The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $144.94.
For cancellation of the booked tickets, you will need to inform the concerned authorities 24 hours before the start of the experience.
Full-Day Musandam Dibba Cruise with Buffet Lunch transfers from Dubai
This tour offers around 2.5 hours drive from Dubai to Dibba Port and then a 5-hour cruise around the Musandam Peninsula on a traditional Arabian dhow.
Amongst the prominent features of this tour are cruising, hotel pickup and drop-off, swimming, snorkeling, use of snorkeling equipment, Banana boat ride, speed boat, kayaking, lunch buffet on board with refreshments and fruits, and life vest.
In this tour, a maximum of 50 travelers can participate. For booking, you will need a valid passport copy and the confirmation for the booking will be received exactly at the time of booking.
The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $88.00.
However, if you want to cancel the ticket, you will have to do so 24 hours prior to the onset of the experience.
Musandam Dibba Cruise with Pickup from Dubai
This is a full-day Musandam Peninsula Dibba dhow trip from Dubai in which you will be crossing the desert and mountains to Dibba.
If we talk about the features of this tour, it boasts of hotel pickup and drop-off, snorkeling equipment, driver/guide, unlimited soft drinks and refreshments during the cruise, and assistance at the border.
For the booking of a ticket for this tour, the minimum requirement is to have 2 persons. You will receive the confirmation for the booking of the ticket within 48 hours, according to availability. A maximum of 30 people can participate in this tour.
The price of this ticket starts at $127.87.
For cancellation of the ticket, you will have to inform the concerned authority 24 hours before the start of the experience.
Full-Day Musandam-Dibba Tour from Dubai
This is another one of the tours that let you sail in a traditional Arabian wooden Dhow from the harbor of Dibba and witness the beauty of the Arabian Peninsula.
As for the features of this tour, it offers transport in an air-conditioned vehicle, pick up and drop off to Dubai city hotel location, lunch, and swimming, snorkeling & kayaking, Banana Ride, speed boat ride.
If you book a ticket for this tour, you will receive a confirmation right at that very moment. A maximum of 20 travelers can participate in this activity.
The cost of this ticket starts at $118.
If due to some unforeseen circumstances, you have to cancel this ticket, you will need to do so 24 hours prior to the beginning of the experience.
Full-Day Musandam Cruise with Lunch Dibba
Our next tour in the list features round trip transportation from Dubai. You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30 AM and drive to Musandam via the Ras Al Khaimah border. Your cruise will start at 10:00 am during which you can enjoy the fjords of Musandam, the dolphins, and you can go snorkeling. After the buffet lunch you can relax on the boat and at 4PM the driver will take you back to your hotel. All visa fees and exit fees are included in the Musandam tour price.
For this tour to take place a minimum of 2 travelers. Once you book a ticket for this tour, you will receive the confirmation immediately.
The price of this ticket begins at $189.00.
If you need to cancel the ticket for this tour, you will have to do so 24 hours before the experience begins.
Small-Group Day Trip from Dubai to Musandam, Oman with Lunch
The last tour from Dubai to Musandam in our list offers hotel/port pickup and drop-off, lunch, driver/guide, fuel surcharge, local taxes, and national park fees.
The confirmation of booking a ticket for this tour is received immediately unless you have booked a ticket within 3 days of travel. In this case, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours, depending upon the availability.
The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $128.91.
For cancellation of the ticket for this tour, you will have to inform the concerned authority 24 hours before the experience.