Top things to do in Khor Al Najd & Khor Al Sham

Top Choice Bay in Khor Al Najd & Khor Al Sham

Khor Al Sham

This beautiful inlet is interesting for its stone fishing villages, accessible only by boat, and for Telegraph Island, which dots the middle of the bay. Huge flocks of seabirds, particularly comorants, gulls and ter…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Khor Al Najd & Khor Al Sham

Khor Al Najd Viewpoint

Located 24.5km southeast of Khasab, Khor Al Najd is the only khor (inlet) accessible by vehicle (preferably 4WD). You can camp on the rim of this wild bay, although it’s often too shallow and muddy for a good swim. …
Village in Khor Al Najd & Khor Al Sham

Kumzar

Set on an isolated khor (inlet) at the northern edge of the peninsula, the surprisingly modern town of Kumzar is accessible only by boat. The villagers speak their own language, known as Kumzari – a combination of F…
Natural Feature in Khor Al Najd & Khor Al Sham

Al Khalidiyah

From the base of the track to Khor Al Najd, a road leads to the village of Sal Alaa and Al Khalidiyah, an inland bowl full of magnificent mature trees that makes for a rare shaded (and often grassy) picnic or campin…
Island in Khor Al Najd & Khor Al Sham

Telegraph Island

This tiny spit of land is only accessible at high tide, and it's easy to imagine how those posted on the island, when it housed a British telegraphic relay station in the 19th century, went mad from isolation. There…