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Best Dhow Cruise in Dubai

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Private Dhow Cruise

Exclusive Dhow cruise enables a person to privately charter the whole dhow for his group. Birthday parties, anniversaries etc. could be arranged on exclusive cruises. Special arrangement can be made upon request like (birthday cakes, lightings, decoration etc.) could be arranged. We do have two types of exclusive cruises.

Half Day Morning Dhow Cruise – Itinerary

09:15 AM – Meet and greet in Khasab Port and transfer to our Dhow.

09:30 AM – Depart from the Khasab Port to the fjords of Musandam on our traditionally decorated Omani Dhow.

10:00 AM – Khor Shem: Khor Shem is a sheltered 17km long fjord. The water is crystal clear and calm, very inviting for snorkeling and swimming. The
mountains rise out of the sea and reflect back on the water. There are almost always dolphins playing and following the boats as they cruise around the villages.

10:15 AM Nadafi: The first village we will pass by with around 50 inhabitants mainly fisherman. There is no land access so most of the villagers own small speedboats. The children travel by boat to school, stay over in Khasab from Sunday to Thursday.You will see here that there are water tanks near the beach, the Oman Government provides fresh water, free of charge on a regular basis.

10:30 AM Qanaha: A small fishing village where the stone houses blend into the cliffs, made from the local stone. In the old days, this was the first line of defense, not to be seen.

10:45 AM Maqlab: A mountain village where the people are earning their living by goat-herding and fishing, the main occupation of the area. This small village is made up on only around 10 houses. This area is the shortest distance to the east coast and can be reached by climbing over the label Maqlab.

11:00 AM Telegraph Island: (Jazirat al Maqlab) the most famous landmark in this area. Here the British laid the first telegraph cable in 1864, it ran from India to Basra, Iraq and the island was manned for some 10 years. Snorkeling here is a treat, don your masks and enjoy the clear,calm waters. Watch out for butterfuly fish, groupers, and the coral growth is among the best in this fjord.The dhow is anchored at Telegraph Island for 45 Minutes for Snorkeling.

12:45 PM: Return to the Khasab Port.

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Half Day Afternoon Dhow Cruise – Itinerary

01:15 PM – Meet and greet in Khasab Port and transfer to our Dhow.

01:30 PM – Depart from the Khasab Port to the fjords of Musandam on our traditionally decorated Omani Dhow.

02:00 PM – Khor Shem: Khor Shem is a sheltered 17km long fjord. The water is crystal clear and calm, very inviting for snorkeling and swimming. The
mountains rise out of the sea and reflect back on the water. There are almost always dolphins playing and following the boats as they cruise around the villages.

02:15 PM Nadafi: The first village we will pass by with around 50 inhabitants mainly fisherman. There is no land access so most of the villagers own small speedboats. The children travel by boat to school, stay over in Khasab from Sunday to Thursday.You will see here that there are water tanks near the beach, the Oman Government provides fresh water, free of charge on a regular basis.

02:30 PM Qanaha: A small fishing village where the stone houses blend into the cliffs, made from the local stone. In the old days, this was the first line of defense, not to be seen.

02:45 PM Maqlab: A mountain village where the people are earning their living by goat-herding and fishing, the main occupation of the area. This small village is made up on only around 10 houses. This area is the shortest distance to the east coast and can be reached by climbing over the Jabel Maqlab.

03:00 PM Telegraph Island: (Jazirat al Maqlab) the most famous landmark in this area. Here the British laid the first telegraph cable in 1864, it ran from India to Basra, Iraq and the island was manned for some 10 years. Snorkeling here is a treat, don your masks and enjoy the clear,calm waters. Watch out for butterfuly fish, groupers, and the coral growth is among the best in this fjord. The dhow is anchored at Telegraph Island for 45 Minutes for Snorkeling.

04:45 PM: Return to the Khasab Port.

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Full Day Dhow Cruise – Itinerary

09:45 AM – Meet and greet in Khasab Port and transfer to our Dhow.

10:00 AM – Depart from the Khasab Port to the fjords of Musandam on our traditionally decorated Omani Dhow.

10:30 AM – Khor Shem: Khor Shem is a sheltered 17km long fjord. The water is crystal clear and calm, very inviting for snorkeling and swimming. The
mountains rise out of the sea and reflect back on the water. There are almost always dolphins playing and following the boats as they cruise around the villages.

10:45 AM Nadafi: The first village we will pass by with around 50 inhabitants mainly fisherman. There is no land access so most of the villagers own small speedboats. The children travel by boat to school, stay over in Khasab from Sunday to Thursday.You will see here that there are water tanks near the beach, the Oman Government provides fresh water, free of charge on a regular basis.

11:00 AM Qanaha: A small fishing village where the stone houses blend into the cliffs, made from the local stone. In the old days, this was the first line of defense, not to be seen.

11:15 AM Maqlab: A mountain village where the people are earning their living by goat-herding and fishing, the main occupation of the area. This
small village is made up on only around 10 houses. This area is the shortest distance to the east coast and can be reached by climbing over the Jabel Maqlab.

11:30 AM Telegraph Island: (Jazirat al Maqlab) the most famous landmark in this area. Here the British laid the first telegraph cable in 1864, it ran from India to Basra, Iraq and the island was manned for some 10 years. Snorkeling here is a treat, don your masks and enjoy the clear,calm waters. Watch out for butterfuly fish, groupers, and the coral growth is among the best in this fjord.The dhow is anchored at Telegraph Island for1-1/2 hour for Snorkeling.Lunch would be served on board.

1:00 PM Sham: Another village with around 50 inhabitants.

2:00 PM Seebi Island: This village is located at the end of the fjord and has around 60 inhabitants, very secluded. This area has many species of sea birds nestling in the cliffs. On the island take a plunge into the crystal clear water. The dhow is anchored at Seebi Island around 1 hour for Snorkeling.

3:45 PM Return to the Khasab Port.

Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an unforgettable day cruising to the “Fjords of the Musandam” on board our traditionally decorated Omani dhow, where you can sit comfortably on cushions and carpets while feasting your eyes on the striking scenery. A dhow trip offers an insight into the fantastic landscape. Discover ancient villages and swim and snorkel in the clear waters off Telegraph Island and Seebi Island, visiting Khor Shem, Qanaha and Maqlab along the way. There is a strong possibility you may see dolphins. Buffet lunch and refreshments are served on board. Snorkeling equipment and towels are provided.

Morning: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience cruising through the “Fjords of Musandam” on board our traditionally decorated Omani dhow, where you can sit comfortably on cushions and carpets while feasting your eyes on the striking scenery. A dhow trip offers an insight into the fantastic landscape. Discover ancient villages and swim and snorkel in the clear waters off Telegraph Island . There is a distinct possibility you may see dolphins along the way. Refreshments, snorkeling equipment and towels are provided.

Great Day to See Dolphins

“We booked this by email has we were arriving on a cruise. we were met with a name board at the port and everything worked excellent. Water, Tea, Coffee and soft drinks along with snacks and fruit were freely available. The Dhows were comfortable and staff friendly. we set off and very shortly we slowed in a sheltered bay and within minutes we were surrounded by a pod of around 15 dolphins. we stayed here for approx 20 mins and then moved off through the fjord.to a small Island called Telegraph island. it’s name because the British 1st laid telegraph lines from here to Iraq and India. here the dhow was anchored and we could swim or snorkel. Towels were supplied and although the place to change was just the engine room the staff made sure of privacy.we then headed back with another viewing of dolphins on route back to port.”

Paul H,
United Kingdom

Great Trip from Dubai

“It’s pretty well organized, with several other companies all doing the same trip (we saw many dhows on the water). Nice relaxing day on the boat, with good views, decent food, etc. Very glad we did it, and we did get to see several dolphins, which was a bonus. It was pretty cold, so we didn’t snorkel, but plenty of people did. From what we could tell, the coral and sealife wasn’t really great compared to other places we’ve snorkeled. The only thing I’d caution – we stayed on the west side of Dubai (around the Marina), which meant we were both the first pickup and last drop off. Not much you can do about that, but it ended up being 8 hours in the car, and only 6 on the boat. Still probably worth it, but we were jealous of the folks who spent 90 minutes less in that van than us, simply because they stayed further east.”

Astaplet,

Half Day Dhow Tour - Plenty of Dolphins and Good Service

We did a half day dhow tour in the fjords. It was a nice size group (some 10 people). Good service, including soft drinks and fresh fruit. Plenty of dolphins in sight as close as 1 foot from the boat. We enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend Dolphin Khasab Tours.

Tony H,
London