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Address: | Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa, Oman
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I highly recommend ....specially when the weather in muscat is 40 degrees and it suddenly drops to 20 if not less .lovely weather,beautiful place,amazing views and good resorts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I highly recommend ....specially when the weather in muscat is 40 degrees and it suddenly drops to 20 if not less .lovely weather,beautiful place,amazing views and good resorts (the view ,Sahara and Alila)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Scenic route, breathtaking views. Perfect trip during hot days because the temperature is much lower in the mountains

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great weekend break to escape from the heat and summer, enjoy great nature and views, seasonal fruits agriculture. Very friendly and quiet place for a short break

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

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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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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