Khasab is a city in an exclave of Oman. It is the local capital of the Musandam peninsula. Khasab is located 500 kilometers (310 mi) from Muscat and is dubbed the “Norway of Arabia. It is a popular weekend destination for people living in the Emirates.
Khasab offers the perfect starting point to explore the unknown Musandam Peninsula and its special and unique traditions and culture. Attractions include the Khasab Castle which was by the Portuguese in the beginning of the 17th century until their retreat from the region. This castle which housed the Wali and his family in recent centuries and which once held prisoners, has been restored and transformed into a regional museum.
Things to See & Do
* Khasab Castle
* Alkmazrh Fort
* Khasab Dhow Port
* Khasab Palm Groves
* Dhow Cruises
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Rial (OMR)
Language – Arabic
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 968
Transport Links – Travel options available to Jeddah include daily morning flights from Muscat (the Airport of Khasab, located few miles inland from the coast, twice a week ferry-boat from Muscat or rent-a-car coming from United Arab Emirates.