Dibba (Musandam Peninsula)
Dibba Al-Baya (Arabic: دبا البيعة, Dibba Al-Baya) is a small border town in the southeastern corner of Oman's Musandam Peninsula exclave. It faces the Emirati conurbation that is also called Dibba, which lies both in an exclave of the Sharjah Emirate and in the Fujairah emirate. About 5,000 people live in this Omani town.
By carFor years the border between Dibba (UAE) and Diba (Musandam) has been barely noticed. During the last few years, the UAE and Oman have severely beefed up the border and built fences. The easiest way in is from the UAE side on the roads E-99 from Fujairah or E-89 from Masafi. It's about 1-1.5 hours' drive from Dubai.
There is a gravel road to Zighy bay and a dirt road to Khasab. The conditions are adventurous and the trek should not be done with only one 4WD, as no facilities for stranded travellers are available.
phone: +968 2674 8344 (Shinas office)On Tuesdays (departure 10:00, arrival 12:30) and Thursdays (departure 12:30, arrival 15:00) ferries arrive from Khasab and continue on to Shinas, in northern Oman. On Sundays and Thursdays (departure 13:00, arrival 15:30) ferries arrive from Shinas and depart for Khasab. All ferries have free Wi-Fi, with lunch, snacks and beverages included in the ticket price. There is no ticket office in Dibba, so you will need to purchase your ticket by phone, or in Khasab or Shinas. You should get your ferry ticket in advance to ensure your place on the boat.
Dibba AirportAirfield, but no scheduled flights.
By busYou can reach Dibba Musandam by bus as well. It takes a maximum of 3 hours to reach. Many travel agencies arrange group tours to Dibba Musandam. In order to get a one day permit, you need to submit your passport and UAE visa or resident card copies. At the checkpost, you need to show your original passport and visas. So while travelling you should not forget to take your documents with you.
phone: +968 2683 6069address: Dibba Ring RdPADI Green star diving base with excellent knowledge of the area. Runs an eco-lodge as well.
Dhow cruiseSeveral agencies operates daily dhow cruises that include snorkeling. Dive trips and overnight tours are also possible. Negotiate prices in detail.
Deep Water SoloingDWS is pretty popular with travellers as the cliffline is a very good terrain. Climbing up to 20 metres from the coastline is possible. Use respected guides and experienced dhow operators as backup
phone: +968 26836551address: Dibba Port Musandam Oman # 800Biggest and longest running Dhow cruise in Musandam. PADI Dive Center with three Scuba Instructors and one Dive Master employed. Services; Day and liveaboard dive safari (1-7 days), sharing/private day and overnight dhow cruise, Deep water soloing, kayaking, Snorkeling, and camping.
phone: +968 268 36654address: Dibba-Mina RdCalm beach hotel a bit outside the center but committed to international standards.
phone: +968 2673 5555The best resort in the area with amazing luxurious facilities. You need a 4x4 to get to the resort or you can go by speed boat from Dibba in 10-15 minutes.