This weekend we embarked on a one night stay in Mussandam, Oman with other adventurous expats (thank you internet/Escape Dubai – for bringing wonderful random people together).
We caravanned north from Dubai toward Mussandam (one of Oman’s most isolated and beautiful regions).
The region of Mussandam, Oman is actually an enclave because the UAE separates it from the rest of Oman.
In Mussandam you can find the city of Khasab, Oman’s most northern point (only 60KM from Iran, separated by the Strait of Hormuz).
This is where our weekend adventure took place.
Boarding the Dhow
Leaving Dubai the way we stopped at different beach points to as we headed to Khasab –
Once we reached Khasab and met up with our group at the local LuLu HyperMarket where we caravanned over to the docks where we ditched the cars and boarded our private boat called a dhow.
We cruised and enjoyed fresh fruits, coffees and teas along with a local bbq lunch where I discovered guava juice for the first time – so yummy !!
During lunch the group also decided to take a dip – the water was so clear and warm.
We saw so many fish as well as dolphins (but they were all quick to take pictures of – even in a huge group of ten!)
After our filling lunch and beautiful swim we set off to find a camp site.
With the help of our Omani guides we selected the perfect location and boarded all of our gear and ourselves onto a small powerboat to take us ashore.
The sun set was beautiful and it was still so warm, it actually stayed pretty hot until a bit passed midnight.
Fun fact – if you put a cellphone light or any small light instead of having to point it around your tent put it up against some water bottles and it will light up the whole tent !
The Next Morning
We work up early with the sun, I thought that it had to be at least nine but it was only seven thirty!
Even so I felt fully awake and the morning sun with the cool air still present from the night was perfect – my morning view wasn’t so bad either :)
Breakfast of champions !
The morning I spent exploring the beach and climbing along the rocks, I even ran into a goat who decided to check out the camp site!
A little past 10:30 am and it was time to pack up and head back to civilization – which wasn’t such a bad thing as the swimming from the day before left me covered in sea salt and while it was great for me skin it left me in desperate need of a bath!
When we took a quick lunch I enjoyed a vanilla Starbucks frap as my welcome back treat.
Overall a wonderful trip that I would do again, Oman is a beautiful country and being so close to the UAE there really is no excuse not to go explore!
I loved driving through the small towns – especially Al Jeer right before the Omani boarder with so many little shops, with goats and sheep roaming the streets freely !
It’s always nice to switch it up every once in a while and I think this trip to Oman really provided a new way to spend the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed :)
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