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Jebel Akhdar

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Address: Oman
Activities: Driving
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Safe climb to a beautiful place

Contrary to mixed reviews we read about theis place regarding safety, i drove up in my own 4X4 and found it very safe. The road itself is in excellent condition and many safety... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Doha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Contrary to mixed reviews we read about theis place regarding safety, i drove up in my own 4X4 and found it very safe. The road itself is in excellent condition and many safety barriers in place to prevent any accident. Jebel shams is the one i would not recommend. You need to get there early so that you can see... More 

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Wellington, null, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Well worth a visit , once at the top the views are simply stunning. Roads are safe and well maintained. You will need a 4x4 to be allowed access onto the road up the mountain. A police check at the base of the plateau ensures all vehicles are suitable for the steep drive. Combine your trip with an early start... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Before visiting Oman I spent a lot of time reading reviews, blogs and destination guides but still couldn't work out the difference between these three places. This review is to help anyone like me who is struggling to piece it all together. Jebel Akhdar: Distance: Only about 40km from Nizwa but steep, windy roads. Takes about 30 mins to get... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great place to visit. You need a 4x4 to reach the top. Roads are safe. Small parks with simple cafeteria available on the top. There is a fantastic viewpoint, rose garden and wadi bani habeeb. It's less than 2 hours from the souk. We left nizwa at 8am with packed breakfast. Spent some time visiting the places and we're back... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The best time to visit this place is during the peak summer months when temperatures hit 40+ degrees in the rest of the country. A police check at the bottom of the plateau ensures that only 4x4 vehicles enter the plateau. But you can easily rent one, either from Muscat or at the bottom of the plateau, at a minimal... More 

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Sohar, Oman
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Gurgaon, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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