Dubai to Musandam peninsula road trip would be one of the most memorable trips from the most amazing drives that you have in your entire life. Winter of the Dubai and cooler weather and the amazing lights of the UAE and Arabian Peninsula will make you crazy and make your trip more memorable. So stop thinking, get rid of your tough routing, and be ready to start your drive towards the Musandam Peninsula.
Book this ride like the UAE (United Arab Emirates) locals who enjoy on the weekends and drive through the road and go towards Oman. Enjoy a Dubai to Musandam Peninsula road trip going through most of the dramatic driving routes of the Middle East that are also considered one of the most favorite road trips in the UAE.
WHY DO A DUBAI TO MUSANDAM PENINSULA ROAD TRIP?
Dubai is more than the sun destination including sand and shopping for those who are fed up of swimming sun rays. It is true the whole UAE is such an amazing country and neighboring Oman to enjoy the natural beauty and amazing scenes.
Other than the fake news, Dubai is not a country but a city and city-state or city-emirate in reality. It is also true that some parts of Dubai are dull, with lots of flat miserable sand but there are also some areas that are really amazing, covered with waves of sand dunes in peach and apricot, and elevated the Rocky Mountains with collapsing watchtowers and beautiful date-palm oases. And the more amazing with this is neighboring Oman.
The most amazing thing is that in just three hours you can have one of the Arabian Gulf’s most wonderful drives towards the Khasab Musandam peninsula that is an enclave of Oman within the UAE. Here you can spend a weekend by enjoying cruising the fjords by sitting on the wooden dhows, snorkeling, and swimming with dolphins, and can enjoy some of the breathtaking views of the region.
FIRST STOP: SHARJAH, UAE
While traveling towards the Musandam peninsula your first stop would be Sharjah, UAE. As long as you will avoid the peak hour of Dubai when Dubai and Sharjah roads look like the worst gridlock in the country, so it would be best for you to stop here for a time and enjoy some of the beauties.
Sharjah looks like a scenic lake having lively dhow docks and amazing stores and it would be wonderful for you to stay and look around here. It is advised you to follow the Corniche Road towards the dhow docks where you can have the parking slot.Take a short round towards the Arts Precinct and Heritage Precinct, both are spotted with old restored courtyard houses
TO AJMAN, UM AL QUWAIN AND RAS AL KAIMAH, UAE
After enjoying a short stay in Sharjah now move towards the Musandam peninsula by following the Corniche Road. While crossing the Corniche you will get a chance to see the neighboring Ajman and Arabian Gulf Street on the way. Although it is home to one of the most amazing beaches and beautiful waterfronts in the UAE but still there are many scenes or places to see in this sleepy town. There are many soft white sand and many date palms picnicking points which you will found during the journey.
For a successful journey to the Musandam Peninsula do follow the signs of the emirates of Um Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. Umm Al Quwain is famous for those visitors who are bird lovers and come here for the abundance of birdlife at Khor Beach.
Now follow the signs to Ras Al Khaimah to continue your Dubai to Musandam road trip. Ras Al Khaimah has become one of the most interesting tourist destinations in recent years. In the center of the Ras Al Khaimah, you will get a chance to find out a ramshackle old town that is spotted with simple tailor shops and small colorful markets. You will have a short drive passing through the small communities of Rams, Ghalilah, and Ash Asham to the border.
THE MUSANDAM PENINSULA, OMAN
If you had a direct drive from Dubai to Musandam then you will reach the border approximately in two hours, but it also sometimes depends on the traffic. If you had stopped on the way then this road trip can take three to four hours to reach you at the border.
While passing through the border of the Musandam peninsula it depends on the staff at the immigration office how much time they will take, maybe offices are closed for lunch or tea. But if you are open and you have your passports with some currency then you have a chance to be out of UAE and into Oman in a couple of minutes. To make the process fast you can get an Omani E-Visa in advance to get rid of all tensions.