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In the News (Mon 20 Oct 14)

  
  Musandam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The central area of Musandam is mountainous, with Jabal Karim at an elevation of 2,057 metres as the highest point.
Apart from this, Musandam is dominated by beautiful nature with many fjords and small islands.
Musandam is little developed compared to the rest of Oman, and several villages like Lima and Kumzar can only be reached by boat.
i-cias.com /e.o/musandem.htm   (151 words)

  
 Marvel of Musandam, Oman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Musandam has all the trappings of emerging as a major destination for eco-tourism, thanks to the charm and diversity of its large bays, coral reefs, wildlife, scenic coasts and coves.
The entire Musandam coast is considered especially sensitive to oil spills because of the turtle nesting beaches, well developed coral communities, and the seabird nesting, feeding and roosting areas in the islands, adjacent seas, bays, and coastal cliffs, the report adds.
Musandam is, undoubtedly, an unceasing marvel to the hundreds of visitors who come here from time to time.
www.newsbriefsoman.info /features/musandam.htm   (989 words)

  
 Musandam, Oman, overlooking the Straits of Hormuz, smugglers from Iran, geology and way of life, travel tips
The Musandam Peninsula is the northernmost part of Oman jutting out into the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
The province, or governorate of Musandam as it is officially known, is separated from the rest of Oman by various of the United Arab Emirates - Ras al Khaimah and Fujairah.
The Charlotte Anne at anchor in one of the fiords on the east coast of Musandam.
www.geocities.com /suonnoch/Oman/Musandam.htm   (1851 words)

  
 Musandam
Musandam, a northern province, with its spectacular fjords is the Norway of the Middle East.
The chief occupation of the inhabitants of Musandam is agriculture, dates, citrus fruits, vegetables and wheat.
Musandam is famous for its songs and ethnic dances.
www.soukofoman.com /musandam1.html   (222 words)

  
 Khasab Travel & Tours -->>
The Musandam, separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates, is the northernmost part of the Sultanate.
Musandam Peninsula has an abundance of sheltered fjords, some only connected to the mainland by narrow cliffs.
The total population of Musandam is approximately 27,000 and the capital Khasab has 18,000 inhabitants.
www.khasabtours.com /profile.asp   (973 words)

  
 Geography
The Governorate of Musandam, in the far north of the Sultanate is a rugged, mountainous region, formed during the Cretaceous and Miocene ages, 1850 million years ago.
Like the other Musandam wilayats, it is a mountainous region containing many caves.
The water of this spring is cold in summer and hot during the winter.
www.etectonics.com /oman/gi/geo_Musandam.asp   (467 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Musandam peninsula
The Musandam peninsula is a region of Oman that is separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates.
In the northern section of Musandam the current language is Kumzari, which is one of the south-western Iranian languages and a sub-branch of Persian.
The capital Musandam in the Sultanate of Oman.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Musandam-peninsula   (159 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : Oman: The Mountains Of Musandam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The four nurses, clad from head-to-toe in white - except for fl face masks - dashed through the dust kicked up by the descending airforce helicopter, whisked the woman on the stretcher from the cabin and hurried her into the hospital, their flowing robes flapping in the wind.
Separated from the rest of Oman by a 70-kilometer strip of the United Arab Emirates (44 miles), the peninsula is dissected by deep canyons and ribbed by layer-upon-layer of almost impassable, mile-high slabs of rock thrown up by some prehistoric geological convulsion.
Separated by natural barriers from the rest of Oman, and largely unnoticed by the government, the tribes of Musandam had become economically dependent on and more closely allied to the Emirates, which, nearer, less populous and more prosperous, provided a market for Musandam's manpower and a natural trading partner.
saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198303/oman-the.mountains.of.musandam.htm   (1134 words)

  
 Oman's Musandam Peninsula - Travel Pictures
The Musandam Peninsula is an enclave of Oman that juts into the strategically important Straight of Hormuz.
Musandam is "one of Arabia's least accessible areas, but also one of the most memorable." This was definitly among the most inaccessible places I visited, as the elevation rises from sea level to 4000 ft in the course of a couple kilometers via an unpaved road that goes virtually straight up.
We began by crossing the border from the UAE into Dibba Bayah, where the road hugged the Gulf of Oman briefly.
www.innogize.com /gallery/rtw_Musandam.html   (320 words)

  
 Log Cabin Chronicles Letter from the Oasis eighth report
In the Musandam - "The Norway of Arabia."
The Musandam is the part of Arabia that points toward the Strait of Hormuz and Iran, separating the Arabian Gulf to the west from the Gulf of Oman to the east.
Driving to the Musandam is a rite of passage in the UAE that we had put off for far too long.
www.tomifobia.com /oasis/oasis8.html   (968 words)

  
 MENAFN - Middle East North Africa . Financial Network News: MUSCAT — The government of the Sultanate of Oman has ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
MUSCAT — The government of the Sultanate of Oman has embarked on an ambitious tourism development plan for Musandam, which is situated in the Northern tip of the Sultanate, near the Strait of Hormuz.
Since there is no region-wise allocation of the funds, Musandam will be developed using funds from the total outlay.
Major investments were made on the infrastructure, meticulous attention was given to the preservation of archaeological and cultural sites and recently the government announced major changes on visa requirements making it far easier for tourists to visit Oman, he said.
www.menafn.com /qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=36994   (1133 words)

  
 The Dolphin Tourism,Musandam Khasab
This is an isolated enclave, disjointed from the rest of the country forming the geographical north western tip of the region.
The large numbers of fjords have given Musandam the name 'Norway of the East'.
Wilayat Khasab is located in the farthest north of the Governorate of Musandam, overlooking the Gulf in the north, and Oman Sea in the east.
www.dolphintourism.net   (591 words)

  
 UAE INTERACT ONLINE : NATURAL EMIRATES : GEOLOGY AND FOSSILS : The Jurassic/Cretaceous sea - 150 million years ago
These limestones belong to the Musandam Group of rocks that range in time from 200 to about 97 million years.
In the northern part of Musandam these limestones were deposited in a deep-water sea that shallowed towards the south.
These pieces, some forming blocks as large as 30 metres in diameter, were incorporated into sediments of a younger age to constitute a mix of Musandam Group rocks of varying Cretacous ages.
www.arabianwildlife.com /nature/geology/fos12.html   (162 words)

  
 Rock Engravings in the UAE and Musandam Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
It is seldom possible to accurately date rock engravings but a general idea may be gained from the subject and the degree of weathering that has occurred to the picture.
These are all of men on horseback and may date from the time of the early Islamic battles in the area.
However, the most prolific area is in the fields and graveyards of the village of Agebat Oso in the Musandam, at the top of the military road that winds through the Wadi Khabb Shamsi north of Dibba.
www.enhg.org /b/b31/31_26.htm   (278 words)

  
 East of Musandam
The rocky cliffs, that rise shear from the sea to heights above 2000mtrs provide an awe inspiring backdrop, marine and coral life are rich in species and invertebrates, schools of dolphin, dugong and whales are commonly sighted.
Musandam also contains a number of archaeological sites, which have been primary investigated and it is likely that there are other undiscovered sites, say environmentalists.
The towering cliffs, precipitous headlands and fjord-like inlets of the Musandam Peninsula are of surpassing beauty unique in all Arabia and well worth the visit.
www.offroademirates.com /uk/specint/uk_musandam.html   (281 words)

  
 Musandam
Known to Greek and Roman geo­graphers and famous among fishermen and seafarers as the most outstanding feature along the Gulf route, the Musandam peninsula has remained vir­tually terra incognita to these days.
Despite the limitations dictated by a forbidding habitat, the Musandam people have developed a distinct culture whose characters are epitomized by the impregnable stone house of the moun­tains, the curiously decorated boats of the Kamazirah and the unique small axe, which is carried as a weapon and symbol of manhood.
This is the first book ever to offer an exhaustive presentation of the ar­chitecture and material culture of Musandam, the least known region of Arabia, paradoxically overlooking one of the most famous strategic spots of the Middle East.
www.soukofoman.com /musandam.html   (160 words)

  
 Musandam
Coastal villages can be reached only by boat rather than by road.
The mountains rise straight out of the sea giving rise to the fiord-like appearance of the coast, superbly evident from the air.
Ourmotorised dhow, began daily trips in the fiords in 2004, and will also be available for diving excursions.
qadahotel.blogs.com   (910 words)

  
 Scuba Diving Musandam - Oman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The dive center is located in the "Golden Tulip Hotel" in Khasab, which is the capital of the most northerly province of Musandam.
Separated from the rest of Oman by the stunningly beautiful region of fjords (long narrow strips of sea between high cliffs), small villages and dramatic, mountain-hugging roads.
The wild rugged beauty of the Musandam coastline and fjords are a national heritage of great value.
www.scubasailing.de   (322 words)

  
 MUSANDAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Sometimes my solo ventures prove to become very good adventures, with new friends made and great dive sites discovered, this trip was to be no exception.
Around 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon I was offered a place on a 50 year old schooner based up in the Musandam Peninsula, North Oman, for two, but what turned out to be for three days.
We were soon speeding north into Musandam, and by 5pm (approx) we reached Red Island Bay and the "Charlotte Anne"
www.angelfire.com /mi2/fishtank/mus.html   (161 words)

  
 Scuba International | whatever the marine adventure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Musandam Peninsula is famous for its fjord-like scenery offering deep blue waters with an amazing diversity of marine life, from exotic reef fish to schooling barracuda, turtles, sunfish, reef sharks and even the mighty whaleshark.
Diving in the area can be extreme, due to strong currents in the entrance to the Gulf of Arabia, so experience is preferred, but the gentler sites in the Musandam's numerous khors (bays) provide excellent opportunities for novices and snorkellers and are ideal for night dives.
Musandam Explorer offers minimal diver training, prefering to focus on certified diver excursions, hill walking, low-key climbing, abseiling and non-motorised watersports.
www.scubainternational.net /musandam.htm   (645 words)

  
 HORMUZ - RGS Expedition
A brief survey of archaeological sites along the west coast of the Musandam Peninsula of Northern Oman was undertaken.
Despite limitations imposed by the very rugged terrain, the survey yielded interesting results, including the discovery of about two dozen settlement-sites, ranging from homesteads to small villages, a variety of pre-Islamic burial cairns, and a number of petroglyphs depicting armed men on horseback, animals and boats.
Further details available in the Archaeology Survey in Northern Oman, 1972 by Beatrice De Cardi with sections by Claudio Vita-Finzi and Anne Coles, "East and West", new series, vol.
www.dataxinfo.com /hormuz/rgsoman.htm   (977 words)

  
 Musandam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Separated from Oman by part of the United Arab Emirates, Musandam is a spectacular area with mountains rising up to 1,800 metres and falling precipitately into the sea.
Once forming an almost impenetrable barrier, it is now being linked with the rest of Oman by a modern road network.
The main city in the fjord-like northerly province of Musandam, Khasab is a small developing town of peaceful estuaries and plam trees.
www.sgsa.com /aboman/geography/MUSANDAM.HTM   (106 words)

  
 Woodrow W. Denham -- Oman: Notes 1993-2001
We planned to join a group from the Natural History Society last Friday to sail all day on a dhow off the east coast of the Musandam Peninsula, the point of land that juts eastwards toward Iran to form the Straits of Hormuz.
Another weekend, we joined the Al-Ain Natural History Group on a dhow trip of the kind that was canceled last year when a couple of oil tankers collided and fouled the beaches.
The Musandam is a great block of barren, largely uninhabited brown mountains deeply indented by steep sided fjords, many of which are large enough to hide supertankers.
www.alc.edu /denham/mideast/omantext.htm   (4984 words)

  
 Worldisround - musandam, oman: norway of the east - Sightseeing in Oman photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
This is an isloated enclave, disjointed from the rest of the...
This is an isloated enclave, disjointed from the rest of the country, and forms the tip of the neighboring United Arab Emirates.
Another road exists on the Eastern side through Dibba, but there is a military check point there, special road permits are required, and the road is navigable only by 4x4.
www.worldisround.com /articles/58983   (467 words)

  
 Musandam (Sultanate of Oman) - ADIAS Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Hormuz, the Town, the Island, the Strait, and the Musandam Peninsula
King, G.R.D. The Pottery of Lima, Musandam, Sultanate of Oman.
White-Cooper, D. Rock Engravings in the UAE and Musandam Peninsula.
www.adias-uae.com /musandam.html   (64 words)

  
 musandam Photos at PBase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The road climbs 1000m (3000 ft) between the east coast and west coast of the Musandam peninsula
Extra Divers Musandam, part of a chain of German dive centers
Please contact the photographer before using an image for any reason.
search.pbase.com /search?q=musandam&begin=10   (74 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Demographics of Oman Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
In Oman, about 50% of the population lives in Muscat and the Batinah coastal plain northwest of the capital; about 200,000 live in the Dhofar region, and about 30,000 live in the remote Musandam Penin...
In Oman, about 50% of the population lives in Muscat and the Batinah coastal plain northwest of the capital; about 200,000 live in the Dhofar (southern) region, and about 30,000 live in the remote Musandam Peninsula on the Strait of Hormuz.
Some 600,000 expatriates live in Oman, most of whom are guest workers from South Asia, Egypt, Jordan, and the Philippines.
www.ipedia.com /demographics_of_oman.html   (343 words)

  
 Musandam Photos at PBase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
musandam Galleries Search Results 1 to 10 of 10
Jebel Qihwi is 1792 m, Hajar Mountains, Musandam, Oman
Wadi Khab A'Shamis, the direct route across Musandam Peninsula from Dibba to Ras al Khaimah
search.pbase.com /search?q=Musandam   (73 words)

  
 Oman: Musandam Photos, Captioned Pictures, Travel Gallery Images - The Great Mirror
A mountainous prong of the Arabian Peninsula narrows the mouth of the Persian or Arabian Gulf at the Strait of Hormuz.
The prong is an Omani exclave, separated from the rest of Oman by about 30 miles of U.A.E. territory.
The eastern extremity of the prong is the extraordinarily convoluted Musandam Peninsula.
www.greatmirror.com /index.cfm?navid=761&picturesize=medium   (134 words)

  
 Oman
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The country's territory also includes the northern tip of the strategic Ra's (cape) Musandam, which juts between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; this portion is separated from the rest of the country by territory of the United Arab Emirates.
Oman has an area of about 212,457 sq km (about 82,030 sq mi).
www.ovayonda.ws /lodging/country/om.html   (248 words)

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