Oman Air (www.omanair.com) has daily flights in either direction between Khasab and Muscat costing from OR35 one way (1¼ hours). These leave Muscat at 7.40am and Khasab at 9.45am. There are two flights daily on Thursday and Saturday. Flights depart and arrive from Khasab's military air base.
To & From the Airport
It’s best to arrange transfers with your hotel in advance as there are no taxis near the airport. The airport is 2km from the souq and 6km from the harbour.
National Ferries Company operates a service every Thursday and Sunday from Muscat. This service leaves by bus from Muscat's Burj Al Sahwa Bus Station at 10am (report in at 9am) for a 3pm sailing from Shinas, arriving at 8pm.
From Khasab, the ferry leaves at 1pm every Tuesday and Saturday, arriving in Muscat (via Shinas and bus ride) at 9.20pm. Journey times may be quicker if the faster of the two car ferries is operating.
A one-way ticket costs OR13/24/36 in economy/business/first class, and there's no price discount on return tickets. In first class, the trip is punctuated with lunch and a film channel. Attendant dolphins alongside the boat are free. The journey through one of the busiest shipping lanes in the region has its moments, and it is possible to take a car (including rental cars) on the ferry for an extra OR48, and it certainly saves the hassle of multiple border posts.
Driving between Muscat and Tibat (530km, eight hours) involves insurance for two countries, and passing through checkpoints no fewer than eight times. On an Omani-visit visa, this is not the best use of your time.
It is a feasible drive, however, from Dubai. The only border post allowing access to the Musandam Peninsula is at Al Darah/Tibat, on the western coast of the Musandam Peninsula. Neither visitors nor expat residents in Oman and the UAE can drive through Wadi Bih at the time of research. You can drive from Dibba to Ziggy Bay if you have a letter of invitation from the resort. There is a Dh35 road tax to leave the UAE.
A 4WD is necessary to explore the mountains. You can bring a car (including a rental car) from Muscat on the ferry.
There is no public transport operating in Musandam. You can book a taxi, though, through your hotel to Bukha (OR25) or Tibat and to Khor Al Najd (OR25) or Jebel Harim (OR60). A taxi to Dubai costs OR90 for up to three people.