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Mussandum Coast - Oman
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View from the top of the road at Khor Farhan. Off the beaten track and known to only a few locals and ex-pats, you must climb a long, dusty off-road track to see the beautiful bay. It is one of the finest in the Mussandum peninsula, although it has suffered from some enviromental damage recently - mainly caused by careless tourists and campers. The area is officially owned by Oman, even though it is accessed from the UAE and is some 50 miles from the rest of Oman. The straits of Hormuz and Iran are to the north. 

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Uploaded: 22/10/2013
Updated: 09/10/2014
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