The trip was absolutely amaizing. The driver was on time and very kind. To see dolphins swim so close to the dhow and swim with fishes in a clear water it's a must. The fiords are stunning, unique place. I totally recommend thus excursion.
I do highly recommend it. There's a bit of a waiting for the documents and visa things on the border to Oman but once you're on the boat it's really worth the journey. It's marvelous rocky landscapes with a gorgeous sea.
a great leisurely trip.
The transfer from Dubai to Al Khasab takes about 3 hours. Then you participate in a 6 hour show cruise around a fjord in the Munsandam peninsula, have to opportunity to swim and snorkle twice the water is very transparent and there's an abundance of fish, drink some coffee/tea, eat a tasty lunch and in general relax.
Great excursion, prompt pick up in quality vehicle. Our guide Mr Hamada was very polite and stayed with us for the duration of the excursion, he ensured we had access to quality facilities toilets/shop The trip was a full day taking into account the 2 hour vehicle transfer each way from Dubai. The staff on the boat were informative and the buffet was good quality, I am vegetarian and there was sufficient to eat.
Warning! This trip was advertised as 9 hours , it took 14 with a 4 hour drive each way reaching 140km per hour through Dubai traffic.
We were charged an additional 300 AED cash which we paid direct to the driver ?? to see the dolphins. Our pick up was late and we missed the start of the cruise being raced to catch up in a speed boat. The cruise itself was pleasant but certainly not worth the 8 hour drive. We had approximately 5 minutes with the dolphins. We had a flight out of Dubai the same night and had difficulty leaving the country because something went wrong in the visa process.
The actual Musandam Khasab boat part of the trip was excellent! What an amazing experience! The scenery was interesting, the guide was informative, food and service was perfect, snorkelling was so much fun, the boat set up was amazing and the overall experience was superb. I would have given this trip 5 stars if it wasn't for the four hours it took to arrive at the boat. We were told it was 2 hours each way but it was definitely 4 hours which made it quite a long day! If we had known before hand, we would have been prepared for the four hours in a small van!
Friendly staff on the boat and transfer, great food - fantastic to see dolphins up so close, and feeding the fish while swimming.
Crossing the UAE/Oman border took longer than I expected and the transfer from Downtown Dubai to Musandam took longer than expected.
Would recommend but it is a long day.