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Jebel Akhdar

Address: Oman
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$157*
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Private 4x4 Safari - The Green Mountain
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Ranked #52 of 97 Attractions in Oman
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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542 reviews 542 reviews
276 attraction reviews
374 helpful votes 374 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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