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Address: | Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa, Oman
Activities: Driving

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Great place to escape the summer heat.

A great area to beat the summer heat. We travelled at the end of July/beginning of August and the weather was perfect. It even rained! Highly recommend camping up here if you're... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A great area to beat the summer heat. We travelled at the end of July/beginning of August and the weather was perfect. It even rained! Highly recommend camping up here if you're fed up of staying in doors the whole time if you live in Oman/UAE.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The drive up was lovely and smooth. Impeccable road with a lot of lay byes. The diversions for safety whilst driving down is very thoughtful. The Alila hotel up is where we hope to stay one day. Had a drink and a snack. Excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is the best place in Oman to have a break from the summer temperatures of 40 C in average. Enjoyable especially for those who likes hiking & trekking. About 150 km drive to south from MCT airport and after about 20 min of up-hill-driving, park your 4WD, and walk for few kilometers among the old villages and terraces of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Jebel Akhdar was in my list as my father used to visit this place 2 decades ago for rose water extraction project. Reaching the place is only possible in 4x4 drive there are hairpin bends to be taken care of. On the top will you come across the valley of roses . Really amazed by the beauty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Come here to experience picturesque tiny villages built into the mountainside. Enjoy the wafting aroma of roses growing in the valley. The main observation terrace overlooking the value is a sight to behold. This place is worth a visit if doing a day trip to Nizwa.

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wow, what a impressive mountain range, the road starting from birkat is for 4x4 wheel drives only, there is a police check point at the bottom, but the drive up is something else. Hairpin turns, amazing views, donkeys and goats, up and up to 2600 meters. Lovely little villages with old ruins to visit. It was very hot when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We did this trip with the Emirates Natural History Group. It included a couple of days of hiking before we went to the hotel We did some excellent hikes through the agricultural steppes. The last night we enjoyed a wonderful local dance. You need to do it with a guide from the region. You need a strong 4x4 to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not really knowing what to expect we enjoyed the walk through the Omani village to see how the locals live and what is "normal" for them. The way in which they utilise every piece of available space and take advantage of the hill for water distribution is very clever, a lot of which has been lost in the western world... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Totally surreal! The climate and the greenery here are not what you expect in the middle of the Arabian peninsula. The long and winding rose gardens, the old and abandoned villages, all of it contribute to make it an experience in itself. Walking through the alleys, where the time seems to have stood still atleast a few decades ago, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Its stunning and very barren, but that makes it even more beautiful...the drive up can only be done in a four wheeler, the altitude got to me at first, but i was ok after a day

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Address: | Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa, Oman
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate  >  Nizwa

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