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Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise

Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise

By Musandam Travel and Tourism - Day Tours

Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 24h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • 5.5-hour dhow cruise
  • Unlimited onboard soda, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • Buffet lunch
  • Use of onboard snorkeling equipment
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • we pickup in any hotel in Dubai
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15108DIBBA

        • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
        • Special Authorization/ Road Pass required for UAE residents only
        • Guests are advised to wear casual clothes and bring swimwear, a towel, sun hat and sunscreen
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Infant FOC if they do not occupy a seat
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Minimum 2 people per booking required
        • Excursion subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15108DIBBA

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        • Musandam Travel and Tourism - Day Tours
          United Arab Emirates
          Joined in September 2015
        • jaygee55
          0 contributions
          Fabulous day out - a real must do! The scenery is awesome, the dhow boat was comfortable and relaxing and included lunch and continuous refreshments. You get to swim in the sea and watch dolphins.
          Written 19 February 2024
        • H9081LOkarenw
          0 contributions
          Would highly recommend!
          This was an amazing trip and the highlight of our holiday! We have two teenagers and they both said this was their favourite day and the best excursion we did! The staff were great and very accommodating ; we had a speedboat ride to an exclusive and private cove, snorkelling, Kayaking, a banana boat ride and sea fishing! The buffet lunch food was great and there was always plenty of water and juice and snacks throughout the day! Would highly recommend!
          Written 30 August 2023
        • Travelspec_11
          0 contributions
          Wonderful Experience! One of the best tours we've been on!
          Wonderful! The crew for our tour was so very kind and helpful. They provided numerous snacks, beverages and a tasty lunch. Also gave us wonderful insight into the fishing villages and pointed out many interesting landmarks along the way. We had a chance to snorkel, swim and just enjoy the beauty of this region of the world. Would highly recommend. The only downside was that I booked this through Oceanair Travel and was told we only needed a copy of our passport. Fortunately, when the driver came to pick us up he asked if we had the originals, as that was what we would need to get through border crossings. So we ran back upstairs to grab the passports. Glad for that, or we may have had issues at the borders.
          Written 6 March 2023
        • RoHaTiTiPhi
          0 contributions
          Extremely unpleasant to do business with. Constantly changing prices and charges at short notice. Hard to trust.
          The agreed prices changed several times. Sudden hidden charges were brought up by the tour operator (Musandam Ravel) such as payment with credit card, payment with PayPal, prices on the website were simply ignored and imprecise description of age limit led to a constantly increase in total amount. Last price hike was demanded late in the evening before the tour start. Agreed pick up times were changed. The tour itself was OK, with employees on the boat and the driver being very friendly and very helpful.
          Written 22 February 2023
        • Iram_saleem
          0 contributions
          Amazing experience
          Today I went to musandum dam one day trip that was organised by TripAdvisor... It was a fantastic experience....the trip was very well organized and the staff is very cooperative and friendly... The cruise was very neat and clean and the food was good We did all the activities that were mentioned and the experience was amazing... The kids also enjoyed a lot. Highly recommended
          Written 22 October 2022
        • Bradford N
          0 contributions
          Amazing and beautiful trip
          We were picked up from our hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. We made a relatively quick and scenic trip east across the UAE to Dibba and boarded our Dhow. We were fortunate and the ship was not crowded, so we had a very personalized tour. It was an amazing day with clear skies, calm seas, and not too hot. The snorkeling was fair as the water was a bit murky, but overall the scenery of the trip was breathtaking. Our guides and the ship's crew were very professional, attentive, informative...and all-around great people. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
          Written 9 March 2020
        • booandgus
          0 contributions
          Best day - Everyone loved it!
          This was great! Picked us up at our hotel. (Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah) staff professional and friendly. Through border not a problem and onto boat. 2 stops for swimming/snorkelling. Good food for lunch and lots of it! Tea and coffee all day and fruit etc. Everything supplied and all safe and fun. Bring a little cash for the onboard incence and nic nacs. Great day. Will do again next year when we come back to RAK.
          Written 26 December 2019
        • poppylpuise
          0 contributions
          Highly recommend this tour
          The tour team were exceptional at communicating including updates to our hotel pick up time on the morning of the tour. Checkpoint crossing was quick and easy and once on the boat there was plenty of space to relax and take in the amazing scenery. The crew were very professional. We had two stops for swimming and snorkelling in pristine waters. The lunch was really delicious and plenty of food. Tea, coffee juice and water were available throughout the day..this was one of the best tours we have done and we highly recommend it..thank you to all the crew!
          Written 26 December 2019
        • A J M
          0 contributions
          When we were staying in Dubai, we had an option to book this excursion. A day trip to Oman. What an amazing experience it was. The boat trip from Oman border to middle of the sea was so scenic. The boat staff who were Bangladeshis went out their way to accommodate us. They cooked home food for us guest. We did various things like snorkelling, speed boat, banana boat, quick get off at the beach, fishing. Sadly we didn’t get to see the dolphins as the tour company promised but that’s ok. Defo worth booking this if you’re bored of Dubai same routine.
          Written 18 September 2019
        • jordi2927
          0 contributions
          It was awesome, the day, food and tthe staff. I will go again. It was fun and the staff were great.
          It was awesome, the day, food and tthe staff. I will go again. It was fun and the staff were great. I would recommend it to everyone. It is really a different experience. Loving it.
          Written 9 September 2019
        • John V
          0 contributions
          What a Rugged Area--well worth the effort to go up and back
          A very full day from pick-up to drop-off, but well worth the effort. Had a little longer time than expected to make the border crossing into Oman, but the scenery and experience was well worth it and will better prepare me to return for a longer stay. The crew on the Dhow was very friendly and very willing to help make the trip fun and enjoyable. The meal was good and plenty of drinks. Swimming was very enjoyable at the two stops we made. Will go up there again, but for a longer stay.
          Written 27 July 2019
        • Melissa K
          0 contributions
          Best day out of Dubai
          Wonderful day!! It was so nice and relaxing and beautiful. This is a first class operation and well worth the journey..wonderful driver and great boat staff!!!
          Written 11 May 2019
        • john86753
          0 contributions
          Musandam Dibba Day Trip from Dubai Including Dhow Cruise
          Early morning Pick up at our hotel in Dubai by our very knowledgeable tour guide and drove in comfort to Oman. Along the way our guide stopped and showed us interesting landmarks and native vegetation that is only found in the UAE. We arrived at Dibba to board our Show cruise,the cruise was great with plenty of food and refreshments available for every guests. The cruise went for 5 hours which included Scuba diving.. One of the best Dhow Cruises I've been on..
          Written 7 May 2019
        • frankv787
          0 contributions
          Bad weather unfortunately
          After a 1hr45min drive we arrived at the port in Oman. Because of the disappointing weather we had to stay too long in a small bay for swimming, snorkeling, beach visit or speedboat laps. The boat is nice, the crew helpful and the equipment sufficient. There are enough beverages and the lunch was pretty good (for being on a simple traditional boat). Unfortunately there was no good alternative for “a slightly rougher see” so we didn’t get to see much of the coast of Oman. So a disappointing trip because of the weather. ps Fjords refer to Norway, but there’s no comparison
          Written 27 March 2019
        • dawni27
          0 contributions
          Simply amazing
          This was by far the best part of our holiday. Oman is beautiful and in the Fjords it is very peaceful. We were picked up at 6:30 from our hotel in Dubai. It took us approx. 3-4 hours to get to Oman. At the borders the procedure was conducted very fast and smooth. The ship itself was covered in carpets and very comfortable pillows. You get tea, coffee and soft drinks all the time. The food was also really good. We got some chicken meat with bread and salat, a mini buffet with an excellent taste. We had two snorkelling opportunities. At the first one there were a lot of baby jellyfish, which were amazing to see and to touch. At the second snorkelling stop we saw a lot of fishes. The water wasn't that cold in February. It was definitely worth it. We also saw dolphins two times. They were jumping on the sides of our ship. It was amazing!! Our guide was really friendly and explained a lot about the Fjords and the people who live there. The other two guides on the boat were extremely friendly too and asked every 15 minutes if we want something to drink. What a service!! There is also a toilet on the boat, where you can also change to your swim clothes. I would really recommend this tour to everyone. Yes, it takes some time to get there from Dubai, but you have toilet breaks. The boat cruise took approx. 6 hours and will stay forever in our memory.
          Written 20 February 2019
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        6 reviews
        Very good

        Atlanta, GA66 contributions
        May 2018 • Couples
        What a great tour! Our driver Mohammed picked us up at the exact time we were told he'd be there. While driving to Oman, he gave us lots of information on the emirates, the life style, the terrain, everything. He even stopped on the side of the road for me, so I could take a picture of a camel that happened to be dining on some trees right next to the highway. Mohammed was also very good about stopping for bathroom breaks. It is a fairly long drive, but a uniquely pretty one, watching the terrain change from sandy desert to rocky desert to rocky barren mountains.

        I read a few reviews where the travelers said there was a long delay to get into Oman. I have to tell you, I've never gotten into a country any quicker or easier than I did in Oman. They (seriously) didn't even check my passport (I am female, traveling with my male companion). They looked at my companion's passport, but not mine. We were waved in to the country, and continued the trip to the dhows.

        The dhows themselves were like 30-foot pirate ships, no railings or anything, just an open ship at the bow section, with large cushions to lay or sit on in the front. The back of the dhow was covered, and had rest rooms and benches on the side to sit on. All the separate drivers from all the different pick-up locations met on the dhow. It was obvious they were all good friends, and their joking and antics was fun to watch and made us laugh quite a few times. They each took care of everyone there as a group, it didn't matter if you were in their group they transported or not...once on the dhow, everyone was was family.

        The trip on the water was eerily beautiful, I've never seen such stark barrenness surrounded by so much water. Our first stop was at what my companion and I dubbed The Goat Beach, which was a very small enclave, with a street sign (who knows why...there were no huts or streets or anything but about 15-20 goats, some of which were on top of the palm trees, eating the fronds. Very surreal, and a funny story to tell the folks back home). In order to enter the water, you are invited to simply jump off the dhow if you like, rather than going down a ladder. I think that in the US, they would be so terrified of lawsuits and such that they would insist on life jackets and railings and ladders and liability waivers and other nonsense that would have made this excursion that much less fun.

        They had a small speed boat that would bring you to the "beach", which was rocky and delightfully goat-infested, or you could splash around the waters at the dhow, which they kept out in open waters, about 200-300 feet away from the shore. The waters were emerald green and while I didn't snorkel, a lot of the other travelers did. I enjoyed swimming around though.

        Our next stop was at a beautiful underwater cave. Once we got there, we had to board the speed boat. The driver had to time the waves so when they were at their lowest, he could quickly drive the boat through the cave entrance. We all had to scoot ourselves at the bottom of the boat to keep from plonking our heads on the top of the cave entrance. Once inside, the cave was much larger, allowing the boat (and us passengers) a little more breathing room. It was sheer beauty in the cave, with the sunshine outside making the waters in the cave glow a neon blue. Leaving the cave also meant pin-point timing. As someone who can't even parallel park, I wonder how many boats were wrecked while learning how to navigate in and out like that! Kudos to the driver!

        A traditional Arabic lunch was also served onboard, a nice touch, considering it was Ramadan. They offered lamb dishes, hummus, rice, a pasta dish for the less-adventurous, fried fish and an eggplant dip, among other things. All very good (and very filling). After lunch, they turned the dhow into a mini-bazaar, showcasing perfumes and other souvenirs.

        After the returning to port, we sadly said goodbye to the fun group, boarded our van, where Mohammed quickly and expertly brought us back to the hotel, despite the high traffic. This was one of the most "fun" excursions we took in Dubai...very unfettered and laid back. Most tours are really interesting. This one was really interesting and...boatloads of fun! (pun intended)
        Written 26 May 2018
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        15 contributions
        May 2019 • Couples
        If you do one tour in Dubai, this is it! I know there are several other companies offering similar tours. But this is by far the best! Our driver Mustaffa was awesome. Nothing was too much trouble. He was courteous, very friendly and very professional. The crew on the Dhow can't do enough, lots of drinks from the moment you set foot on board. The food was delicious and local to the area. Lots of opportunities for photographs and swimming. Overall 10/10 Don't forget to tip the crew and drivers, they deserve it with this tour!!!
        Written 26 May 2019
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        Jeanne S
        St. Petersburg, FL41 contributions
        May 2018 • Couples
        We took this tour. Even though it was a long drive it was well worth it. The crew was very nice and made sure that everyone had a good time. They were helpful to people that were a little unsteady on their feet. The beach that they took us to us very private and everyone had a great time. The water in the sea of Oman was such a pretty shade of blue. They had snacks and drinks before we got to the beach and a nice spread for lunch.
        Written 2 May 2018
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        25 contributions
        I don’t recommend to anybody! Horrible. Everything’s dirty, the chairs are broken as dirty, in the little beach there are streets dogs all over you and your stuff, glass on the sand I cut my foot, the restroom from the boat is nasty and rusted I wanted to take pictures but I couldn’t enter to the restroom for a second time, bees all over. Total a Fail! IF YOU ARE VISITING DUBAI PLEASE DONT GO THERE. This is not really located in Dubai you have to cross the border to go there.
        Written 4 July 2018
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        E H
        Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom53 contributions
        May 2018 • Couples
        We were picked up from our hotel at 7.30. The drive to the Dhow took about 2 hours. Once outside Dubai we saw some fantastic sand dunes and some camels.

        Going over the Oman border crossing was very simple and easy.

        Once over the border the Dhow is located about 5 minutes away.

        The Dhow sailed up the Oman coastline.

        Tea, coffee, juices and water are continuously provided. There is some fruit to snack on if you get hungry.

        We had two stops on the cruise. The first to a cove with a beach and where you can swim. There is a boat to take you to the beach or you can swim if you are a good swimmer.

        After about an hour we set of for the second stop. We were served lunch, which was fantastic.

        At the second stop, you can take a short boar ride to a sea cave. The colours inside the cave are awesome.

        The snorkelling at the second stop is better than the first with lots to see.

        In summary, a fantastic day, with great hosts - a once in a life time trip.
        Written 10 May 2018
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        Anna S
        Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
        Sept 2018 • Friends
        We had an amazing trip! This was a very fun tour that exceeded our expectations. Our driver and guide for the day was Abdullah. Pickup was exactly on time, at 7:15 AM. Abdullah was wonderful and very informative about the surrounding area we were driving through. He looked after us throughout the entire day and we felt we were in good hands! One of my friends forgot her sunglasses in his car after he dropped us off and he was nice enough to come back to the hotel and drop them off for her after a very long day! The drive was 2 hours but it went by quickly as we were fascinated by everything we drove past. Getting into Oman was extremely easy and took maybe 1 minute maximum. There were 3 small tour groups that met together for this tour and it was clear that the tour guides were friends and got along well. There was maybe 25 people on our boat, so there was plenty of space to spread out and feel comfortable. We really enjoyed the first stop, at a beautiful beach with lots of goats. The second stop was at another cove area where you could go to see a pretty cave and go snorkeling. The food was pretty enjoyable too and they were always very generous giving us plenty of water, soda, juices, fruit, etc. throughout the entire day. Before we went on the tour we were all a little concerned that we might get seasick but the ride was really quite smooth and it's nice to be able to get off the boat a few times in the coves and get on some dry land for a few minutes- it broke up the long day. Overall, we would definitely recommend going on this trip! We were gone from 7:15 AM- 6:15 PM, but it was a very exciting and fun day throughout. Thanks again to Abdullah and the rest of the tour guides/ boat crew for an amazing day!
        Written 1 October 2018
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