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Kumzar is easily Oman’s northernmost settlement, located on an isolated piece of land in the northern Governorate of Musandam.

Located just 26km from the regional capital of Khasab, Kumzar’s location is only accessible by boat, and visiting it requires an invitation from a local.

One of the most inaccessible settlements in Oman, the famously remote town sits perched in solitary splendour at the northernmost edge of Musandam.

Many of Musandam’s best diving spots are also located in the waters around Kumzar.

The town’s population currently stands at around five thousand, with its own school, hospital, power station and desalination plant. 

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