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“Knor Ash Sham Dhow cruise”

Khasab Musandam Dhow Cruise & Camping - Day Tours
Ranked #3 of 3 Nature & Parks in Khasab
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: KHASAB MUSANDAM Travel and Tours is an expert in organizing and operating domestic tours and other services which includes Khasab Dhow Cruise Tour, (Exclusive) Dhow Cruise Tour, Khasab Dolphin Watch, Khasab City Tours, Khasab Beach Camping, Khasab Snorkeling and Swimming, Khasab Overnight stay on Dhow Cruise, Khasab Mountain Safari, Kayaking and Banana Riding in Khasab etc.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Knor Ash Sham Dhow cruise”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We booked this day trip through the Golden tulip Hotel on the point overlooking the town of Khasab. There were 4 of us collected from the hotel (no charge) and transported to the harbour. We had the smaller of the Dhows and with my fellow travellers -10 in all and on a lovely sunny day we spend all day cruising the fjords pleasantly shaded by canvas canopies- stopping twice for swims in calm and clear water. Welcoming hot sweet tea was freely available as was an excellent lunch of chicken or vegetable curry delivered hot from a passing speed boat. Ample cushions and thick rugs were laid on the desk. Cold drinks (non alcoholic) were free and always available. A primitive but functional wc was on board.The crew of 2 were always attentive very friendly and helpful. We saw dolphins racing with the boat and small sharks (not where we swam) and the finest of views. Returned to harbour 4.00pm - passing what may have been goods smugglers to Iran on fast speed boats. Returned again free to the hotel. A really good day and at 20 Rials each definitely to be recommended.

Visited February 2014
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“Fjords of Musandam Family Experience”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My wife and I live have lived in Dubai for over a decade and this was my third time using Khasab tours on their “Fjords of Musandam” dhow trip.

This time we had 7 members of my family from Australia including my 75yo Mother and 10yo Nephew joining us.

I booked a Dhow to ourselves since previous tours were a shared affair - which for a few people is fine and enjoyable if you meet the right people. Since we were a family group I contacted Khasab Tours directly by email and all arrangements were handled efficiently, although having to make a bank transfer was a bit old fashioned - perhaps they need to have booking via credit card online to come up to modern expectations.

Still I would recommend direct contact for best rates and best service - the companies who agent sell these tours seem to add far too much commission. Traveling - its all about the research and thats why your on Trip Advisor after all! www.khasabtours.com

I love the drive to Khasab from Dubai so we self drove. Be prepared for the border and allow enough time to complete the formalities especially if large group and not using the tour company to organise for you. That means a very early start from Dubai. But the scenery and roads after Ras al-Khaimah are well worth it. Hitting a military checkpoint in Oman was a highlight for the younger travellers if not a little disconcerting for the adults. Some very serious looking people with serious looking weapons and a gap in language understanding aside, not anything to worry about.

As for the boat tour - three times done and three times wonderful. Seems all the guides so far experienced are wonderful hosts. Malik (or Malek?) was our host this time and was excellent and knowledgeable. Since it was winter, he made sure we were all comfortable and looked after my mother with genuine care. I’ve also done this tour before in Summer and thats really the best time since the water is warm and nice to fall asleep after lunch on the warm deck and sea breeze.

Dolphin sighting not guaranteed but seems to always happen, snorkelling the reefs is magnificent and the scenery is not what you would expect nor do photos really do justice. Food is plentiful and okay its not five star but be open and enjoy what it is.

If you have a day to kill or resident of UAE and looking for something different I cannot recommend this experience enough.

Value for money is excellent and although we didn’t do it this time their tours of the rest of Khasab area is also worth doing. A great day trip from Dubai.

Well done Khasab tours!

Tips: If going in winter bring plenty of layers. Summer be ready to be hot and definitely swim! Keep enough time for the border crossings and enjoy the drive. Don't have too high expectations and just enjoy it along with the amazing scenery.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“very friendly but”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

we had a great 2 day tour including a city tour and a full day dhow cruise.
khasab tours are very friendly and efficient but the only thing that spoils the trip from Dubai is that some of their drivers are really dreadful driving much to fast and swerving in and out throwing the passengers around and making them feel nauseous

Visited February 2014
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