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When to go

We love the relatively cooler months (November to April), which still promise non-stop sunshine and warm weather. To make the most of the adventures on offer, you'll want to avoid the height of summer, when daytime temperatures can reach 40ºC.

Getting there

  • Planes

    If you're visiting the south-east coast, the most convenient international airport by far is Dubai in the neighbouring UAE (www.dubaiairport.com) – about 90–120 minutes away. The airport at the region's biggest city, Khasab, is served by domestic flights from Muscat (with Oman Air), but it's a tricky onward journey from here. The international airport at Muscat (Oman's capital) is at least five hours away by car, involves two border crossings and an arduous mountain drive.
  • Boats

    Many opt to travel around the peninsula like its seafaring residents – by boat. Speedboat transfers to Zighy Bay are possible from the port of Dibba on the Musandam-Fujairah border.
  • Automobiles

    Book airport transfers - far less stressful. Driving is possible, but not a great idea if you're not familiar with the region or handy with an off-road vehicle; the remoter, unpaved roads take you far from civilisation (and petrol stations). If you're hiring, get a 4x4, carry extra fuel, plenty of water, and a fully charged spare mobile. From Dubai, you'll either head north through Ras al Khaimah, or east towards Dibba across the Hajar Mountains – and the Omani border, so you'll need your passport handy (UAE residents require a pre-arranged border pass).