Khasab OMAN 🇴🇲 Beautiful Oman Fjords and Natural Wonders in the Norway of the East
Join us for a quick visit to the beautiful port city of Khasab on northern Oman’s Musandam Peninsula that separates the Persian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman.
Often dubbed the “Norway of the East,” Khasab features extensive fjord-like rocky inlets and wide-reaching barren mountainscapes.
After visiting the futuristic tourist hubs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the calm and historic Khasab offered a nice change of pace.
As soon as we disembarked the gorgeous MSC Bellissima cruise ship, we were advised to hire a shuttle to take us sightseeing around Khasab. As we started our two-hour tour, we noticed the rocky, rugged terrain surrounding this small city.
Our ride continued up a winding narrow road to reach the Khawr Najd (Khor Najd), but the stunning view overlooking this natural creek was worth every bump along the way.
From there, we headed towards Khasab’s old souk which was unlike the bustling, shiny markets we had encountered before. It was more like a few local stores, food stalls, and craft shops in one place and it was quite affordable.
The last stop of the day was Khasab Castle. This castle was built in the 17th century atop an ancient fort by the Portuguese at the height of their presence in the area. The fort doubled as a museum where we learned about the history, customs, and traditions of the locals and their traditional medicine.
We had an awesome, funny tour guide and a great time in Khasab. All too soon, it was time to go back to the Bellissima for some awesome food. And, needless to say, they didn’t disappoint. We were right on time for super delicious pasta and desserts. The food was so good that we couldn’t decide what to have so we had a little bit of everything.
Completely full and satisfied, we occupied one of the conference rooms to go over our plans for a future trip.
Then, we moved to a champagne bar so the girls could do some homework (yes, you read that right). Having all those computers and phones around us, people thought we were part of the tech team or even a film crew.
For dinner, we visited the Butcher’s Cut restaurant (again) because we simply couldn’t resist their gourmet food and desserts.
The night was reserved for fun and good times. We danced the night away and took many pictures to remind us of the wonderful evening we had together.
Stay tuned for our next adventure in the Persian Gulf!
0:00 Welcome to Khasab, Oman
1:18 Private Tour around Khasab
2:42 Khawr Najd - Oman's Most Scenic Fjord
4:43 Khasab’s Old Souk
6:07 The Khasab Castle
8:23 Time for Delicious Food & Desserts on the MSC Bellissima
9:24 Planning our Future Trip to the Maldives!
10:00 Homework at the Champagne Bar
11:15 One Last Meal at the Butcher's Cut on the MSC
12:10 Let’s Hit the Dance Floor
13:31 Strike a Pose!