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Why the Musandam Peninsula Should Be on Your Radar

Why the Musandam Peninsula Should Be on Your Radar Photo

Photo by Overlander

Posted on January 29, 2010 in Trip Ideas

It’s been four years since Overlander’s last trip journal, but it was worth the wait: with Fun and Sun along the Straits of Hormuz, IgoUgo’s Oman expert introduces us to the delights of the far-flung Musandam Peninsula. The area is so distant--separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates--that this journal marks Overlander’s first trip there despite having lived in Oman for more than 20 years. (Doesn’t the four-year wait for a journal pale in comparison?)

The peninsula, which juts into the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, is “only just appearing on tourists' radar screens,” Overlander tells us, for its “spectacular scenery, sailing, and off-road driving.” And there’s more: the peninsula’s fjords and cliffs “rival the best that Norway or British Columbia has to offer,” with magnificent views from both air and sea.

Hooked yet? In addition to his stunning photos and recommendations for a fort museum, a hotel, and a dhow cruise, Overlander shares three ways to get to the remote spot.

Thanks to this journal, the Musandam Peninsula is most definitely on our radar.

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