It’s the weekend and here you are daydreaming to go to a far-flung place wanting to achieve inner peace while watching the serene sea and birds touch the tip of a cliff.
What if I tell you that you don’t need to day dream anymore and you won’t even need to spend more than Dh 200 on a full-day tour going to Oman? And mind you, it’s just a two-hour drive and you don’t need to drive if you want?
Oman has some 3,000 kilometres of coastline, most of which are pristine, stunning and secluded beaches that face the Indian Ocean with soaring sand dunes or rugged rocks, flourishing coral reefs and unique wildlife and Musandam Dibba is one destination, we Pinoys can enjoy with no visa required on a full day tour.
This part of Oman draws a lot of UAE residents because of its crystal-clear waters and fjords. Residents and tourists alike come to swim, snorkel, play waboba (balls that bounce on the water) or just get the important vitamin sea.
A lot of travel and tours companies offer to arrange your trip from A to Z. All you have to do is be on time. Call time is 7:40 am (no lates!) at selected pick-up points in Dubai. You will be dropped at the same location at around 8 pm or earlier.
The adventure at the Land of the Fjords is truly an out-of-this-world experience. Nature lovers will love the place, hands down! The price of the trip is nothing compared to the breath-taking scenery, cliffs and mountains and rich underwater world that you will get to enjoy.
You will be boarded together with other tourists on a traditional Arabic ‘dhow’ and sail northwards. You will spend the afternoon on an island where you can choose to swim, go snorkling or do a banana boat ride. Of course, you can do all. There is also a lunch buffet and a magic show in between.
On the way back, you will be handed a fishing rod and if you get lucky, you might catch a barracuda. Some even get luckier and see dolphins.
Just make sure your original passports are with you when you go to this weekend trip.