Built by the Portuguese in the 17th century – Khasab is a city which is an exclave of the United Arab Emirates and of Oman bordering, and is the capital of the Musandam Peninsula, situated on the coast of Hormuz Straight which is located between Iran, United Arab Emirates and Oman. The city of Khasab is also called as the ‘Norway of Arabia’ due to its massive fjord like landscape inlets and uninhabited mountainscapes. For a long time the city of Khasab was an isolated place from the other region, until it started developing and tourist companies took interest in the place to popularize it as an tourist destination. Today, the city of Khasab offers as a great location for visitors to enjoy and explore the surroundings of the unknown Musandam Peninsula, spend 2 -4 days and discover the beautiful region. Khasab is a great weekend escape, one can fly from Dubai or visit the place on the way to Muscat by availing the ferry boat services or rent a car that heads from United Arab Emirates. Khasab with its raw and rustic surroundings is an amazing place to explore and discover what Musandam Peninsula has to offer. Once in Khasab, the only way to move around the place is to rent a car or avail transportation from your hotel for you to visit the sightseeing spots. Khasab does offer many interesting activities for its visitors, you plan a half day or a full day visit to explore the popular sites such as the historic the Khasab Castle, Alkmazrh Fort, Khasab Dhow Port, the Khasab Palm Groves which are hidden in the old city of Khasab and beautiful site to explore. Or book a ticket on Dhow Cruise to enjoy excursions and dolphin watching, or visit the Village of Tawi Rock Paintings to admire the pre-historic rock engravings and paintings, or take a leisure walk by night in the city to enjoy the city life. Rent a 4WD Mountain Safari to drive to the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the desert of Musandam, it is worth the visit. For visitors who love to explore the underwater, Khasab have few diving spots and zones to swim and snorkel. The city of Khasab offers comfortable and reasonable accommodation to visitors, with good service and facilities. The top hotel in Khasab – Atana Musandam Rezort is situated between the mountains and Gulf of Oman, offers spacious and sophisticated rooms adorned with whitewashed stone walls, and balconies or terraces with sea or mountain views. Proudly set on a cliff, overlooking the surrounding mountains is Atana Khasab Hotel, this elegant hotel offers stylish rooms with mountain or sea views with all latest amenities, and this best hotel in Khasab city also provides water sport activities.