Located more than 450 km from Muscat, the Musandam Governorate is an Omani exclave that lies to the north of the United Arab Emirates. Its craggy mountain peaks, stunning landscapes, crystal clear waters and rich undersea wildlife make it a year-round destination for nature lovers and eco-tourists.
"The small town of Dibba is home to some of the nicest hotels and beaches in Musandam, providing a relaxing getaway from the city,” said Oman’s Ministry of Tourism.
Dibba Al-Baya is a small border town in the southeastern corner of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula exclave. About 5,000 people live in this Omani town. The exclave of Musandam is Oman’s northernmost governorate, separated from the rest of Oman by the UAE and home to some of the Sultanate’s most dramatic landscape. Here, 2000m high mountains meet the sea with stunning fjords and crystal-clear waters making this area one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world.
Travelling to Dibba can either be done by sea, courtesy National Ferries, and on land, through the UAE, though you will require a visa to pass through the border. The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism announced the discovery of archaeological artefacts at Dibba site in Musandam Governorate, dating back to the first millennium BC, most notably incense burners, bronze axes, and utensils made of copper and steatite.