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Khasab (Arabic: خصب) The local capital of the Musandam peninsula, Khasab is located 500 kilometers from Muscat and is dubbed the "Norway of Arabia". Mighty jebels rise up in this unique and rugged locale. Apart from the beauty that lies above the waters, Musandam also has a rich and colourful underwater world, teeming with varied marine life providing for some spectacular snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. The breath taking beauty of the mountains, the un-spoilt beaches and steep wadis are aplenty in Khasab.
The majestic fjords dotted with islands and the crystal clear waters shimmering in the sun along with the Khasab Fort, the Telegraph Island and underwater adventures account for a truly memorable holiday. The best way to experience the idyllic beauty of Musandum is by sea trips on typical dhows. Many species of sea birds roam and nest around the cliffs at Khawr Ghubb Ali. Dolphins can be sighted near the Jebel Harim the highest peak in Musandam. Khasab also has a number of modern shopping areas with imported Irani goods, locally created pottery.