Musandam, territory of the Sultanate of Oman, is due to its geographical location easily accessible from the North of the United Arab Emirates - this highly strategic peninsula is the key to the Strait of Hormuz, and is a short distance from the Iranian coast - tourism is active in the area, with visitors coming from Dubai for a day for the famous cruise in the fjords, with the dolphins which invite themselves to the party.

Important trading city on the road of the Indies, Sohar was a port of essential release from Antiquity until the sixteenth century that inspired the Persian fable of Sinbab the Sailor. Today, only its fort testifies to the past splendor and the sleeping white city does not retain its visitors more than a few hours. In the north of the city, the rapid development in the early 2000s of a commercial port and the return to production of copper mines in the region in the 80s try to put Sohar on the map of modern international trade.

The Sultanate of Oman is an authentic destination in the Arabian Peninsula. From Dubai, do not miss the dolphin trip from Khasab.

In the coming months, we will publish more content on Oman on the Odyfolio Emirates website. Today the Musandam Peninsula, easily accessible from the United Arab Emirates, is documented, as is the town of Sohar. Coming soon, the border town of Buraimi next to Al Ain, Muscat the capital of Oman, and the sites of the route of the Rustaq loop (Nizwa, Ibri, Rustaq in particular). Then come the sites of southern Oman, especially the seaside resort of Salalah.

Administrative boundaries of the Sultanate of Oman ©OpenStreetMap contributors

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