The “Norway” of Arabia

The exclave of Musandam peninsula of Oman is sometimes called as “Norway of Arabia”,
with several fjords (pronounced as fyôrd) around its panoramic coast.
Fjords are long narrow deep inlet of sea between steep slopes. 
But I could make only a slight comparison with the picturesque fjords of Norway.

Fjords of Musandam

During the past epochs, Oman was covered by ocean,
with many fossilized shells discovered even in the existing deserts,
miles away from the coastline. Rocky hills and mountains
seem to have risen straight out of sea. And I saw an indefenite number of
limestones and igneouos rocks that built the massive mounts there.

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