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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.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.