Board an air-conditioned minivan at your Dubai hotel and trace the UAE coast to Musandam. This stunning peninsula area is part of neighboring Oman, and composed of craggy mountains and tiny villages.
Once across the Omani border, drive to the picturesque port of Khasab, and settle on your dhow (traditional Arabian boat) to cruise along the shoreline—known as the ‘Norway of Arabia’ for its cliffs, inlets, and aquamarine waters.
Admire the scenery from the open or shaded decks, and watch for dolphins around the boat. Drop anchor off Telegraph Island—home to a British telegraph station in the 1800s—and enjoy a swim or snorkel (equipment suppled) in the cool, clear waters.
Then, savor an Arabic-style buffet lunch on deck before making a second swim stop and finishing your approximately 6-hour cruise at Khasab. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.