Way cool, and well worth the 3hr drive from Dubai to see the rocky khors (fjords), best done via a half-day trip on an old wooden dhow. Dolphin spotting and snorkelling add to the delight. If you want to get away from it all, check into the Six Senses Hideaway at Zighy Bay / +968 26 735 555 / sixsenses.com / featuring 82 spartan, rustic-luxe pool villas, with nothing around you but sand, sea, sky, mountains and your personal butler. Arrive by paraglider for maxi glam. If not, the Atana Khasab Hotel / Khasab / +968 26 730 777 / atanahotels.com / is the only other place to stay. It’s naff, but one night won’t kill you, and they’ll be happy to arrange your dhow.