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Khasab was built by the Portuguese at the beginning of the 17th century, at the height of their naval presence in the region. It dominates the narrow (50km) strait separating the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. Its natural harbour gave shelter from tough seas. Unlike many forts that were built on high ground for defensive purposes, Khasab was designed as a supply point for dates and water for Portuguese ships sailing through the strait. Today, Khasab is protected from floods by three large dams. The city is the local capital of the Musandam Peninsula, and has frequently been dubbed the "Norway of Arabia" because of its extensive fjord-like craggy inlets and desolate mountainscapes.

The Musandam peninsula of Khasab, jutting into the Strait of Hormuz, is an 'exclave' – separated from, but part of – Oman. It has recorded the world's highest minimum temperature of 41.2 deg.C! Enjoy a day exploring the 'fjords' (or khors as they are locally known) on one of the Dhow cruises, and see the striking scenery, discover villages, swim and snorkel. Scuba trips to coral reefs where tuna and barracuda circle are also on offer. With a small population, Khasab's centre is free of souvenir shops, but with new roads this may change.

Boats from Khasab take tourists on trips to view dolphins common in the waters around the Musandam, as well as to visit Telegraph Island that, between 1865 and 1868, was the site of a manned telegraph repeater station on the cable section between Bahrain and Bombay. Inland mountain safaris beckon, or you could rent your own four-wheel drive and explore oases like Rawdah Bowl with its canopy of acacia trees, and enjoy some stunning views on the trip. Khasab is, to visitors, an Arabian land of pristine seas, jagged peaks, and few tourists.

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