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Khasab, Oman

Khasab, Oman

On the Musandam coast off of Oman, just to the northeast of Dubai, is the enchanting city of Khasab. Discover the lasting mark Portuguese colonists left behind, and soak in the glittering shores of the Straits of Hormuz.

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Khasab, Oman

Port of Call in Dubai/UAE

The One Thing You Don't Want To Miss

Stroll through Khasab Castle, a fort the Omanis rebuilt over a 17th century Portuguese foundation. Its descriptive exhibits and fascinating history give insight into the strategic significance of the Musandam region in Oman.

Other Fun Things To Do

  • Go to the Khasab Dhow Port to admire and photograph the unique boats that are typical of this region in Oman.
  • Venture to Khasab’s old city and find a shady palm to rest under in the palm groves. You’ll see the locals gathered here to collect fresh dates as a mid-day snack.
  • Khasab has some of the best waters for snorkeling. Take a dhow about 10 minutes from the shoreline and dive in to see the incredible world below the waves.

Shopping For Bargains

To bring back a taste of Khasab home, stop in at the LuLu Hypermarket. There’s a wide array of regional products to browse and buy here. Looking for handcrafted goods? Do your shopping at the Khasab Castle souvenir shop. Artisanal crafts are just some of the one-of-a-kind buys you can find in this historic fort.

Local Currency

The local currency in Khasab is the Omani rial (OMR). Exchange U.S. dollars in one of the banks located at the city center if your cruise arrives during a weekday. On weekends, conduct a money exchange at the local Western Union office.

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    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.

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