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Jebel Akhdar

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Ranked #45 of 100 Attractions in Oman
Type: Mountains
Activities: Driving
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Sohar, Oman
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Jebel Akhdar is around 2000 m above sea level and the humidity is low, making it the best place to camp in Oman in the summer. You need a 4x4 to get there as there is a police check near the bottom of the mountain. It is not difficult terrain though, we have been in much more challenging places without... More

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Muscat, Oman
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is the place to go when it's 40+ degrees down in the rest of the Middle East. At 2000 meters hight this huge plateau offers cool & dry air and lots of hiking & camping options just 2 hours drive from Muscat. Although the road going up is in perfect condition the police check point at the bottom only... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Saiq plateau is blown out of the water by Jebel Shams and the drive through wadi bani awf. Don't waste your time going up there it's all about Jebel Shams

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Jebel Akhdar - Visited Dec 2013 Before I start, let me clarify that Jebel Akhdar & Jebel Shams are two different places, since some mistake both these places being one or very near even though it is not so. Jebel Shams is at a much higher altitude ( I couldn’t visit Jebel Shams this time due to time constraints )... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

You have got to go near the edge and see the 1000 metre sheer drop. Fantastic view over the surrounding countryside. Couple of places to eat/drink, troglodyte houses and lots of small roads to explore. Keep your children within sight! 4x4 is a must to get access from ground level. You will be stopped if you are not in one.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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457 reviews 457 reviews
228 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Right on the road from Muscat to Nizwa, make a small detour and you will find the beautiful village of Birkat Al Mauz - a real ghost town, that was abandoned in 1959, right after the Jebel Akhdar campaign. The local population was later on moved to a modern village, built on the East side of the mountains. Located at... More

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Muscat, Oman
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We went to Jebel Akhdar,October,during Eid Al Adha holiday...So all resorts are booked...we decided to camp...from Muscat PDO it took us around 31/2 hrs...A 4WD is essential.,without it you are not allowed to cross the check post..there is so much to see in Jebel Akhder ,you need atleast two days ..first day we visit Sayq,Wadi bani Habib,...it's so beautiful,great view,,,lots... More

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Muscat, Oman
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120 reviews 120 reviews
84 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

You need a 4x4 to go to Jebel Akdhar. There is a checkpost where cops will only allow you to proceed if you have one. AWD are not usually allowed, but I saw a CRV up there. You need 2 to 2.5 hours to reach there from Muscat. The weather up there was 25 during the day, compared to about... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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278 reviews 278 reviews
153 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We made the mistake of just squeezing Jebel Akhdar into our itinerary and ended up not enjoying it as much because we didn't have time to get out of the car and explore the valleys. We were a bit surprised that it was all brown and rocky - from the name (green mountain) we were expecting lush vegetation but it... More

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Manchester, UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I live in Oman and have been up Jebel Akhdar on a good number of occasions - it is 10+ centigrade cooler than Muscat and a good place to escape the powerful Omani summer. The mountain consists of a substantial high plateau (100s of square km) at about 2000m, with a series of peaks surrounding it rising to about 2800m... More

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