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Getting There & Away

The best way to explore the khors is by boat from Khasab.

Water taxis travel between Khasab and Kumzar, charging an outrageous OR200 for the harrowing trip in a speedboat with no seats and a maximum clearance between deck and gunwale of 15cm. At least life jackets are now provided.

To reach the only khor accessible by road, head inland past the airport for 15km and follow the sign for ‘Khor An Najd 6km’. Turn left and head for the obvious graded road that winds up the mountain, through colourfully striated rock. After a couple of kilometres you come to the pass, from where a steep 3km descent brings you to the water’s edge.