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

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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... read more

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

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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Abu Dhabi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Jebel Akhdar is less touched by civilization then other parts of Oman. Scenery is unreal with mountains changing shapes and colors throughout the day. We stayed at Alila Jebel Akhdar resort and that was the perfect place to enjoy that magnificent location

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The drive is 2 hours from muscat, you need to have a 4x4 to be allowed up the mountain for safety, although the roads are paved. We headed straight to Alila hotel (5 stars hotel) which is positioned at a great spot with a great view to the wadi. Lunch was expensive (10-12 rials per person) for burgers a soft... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We spent two days in Jebel Akhdar. The pictures are from evening and sunrise. Spectacular views from anywhere you look. The temperature with breeze was very comfortable in May less than 23C. If you come stay few extra days visit Green Mountain in Oman

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was raining and flooding and the temperature dropped from 40°C to 15°C but I loved every bit of it! Although, I'd love to have a weather good enough to walk the villages too. But ok. Next time :) Make sure you have a 4WH car and just enjoy the ride. The road is great! Like a high-way almost. Everything... More 

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Muscat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good place to unwind over the weekend.. Great fun if you like trekking. Barring that not much to sight see but weather was pleasant.

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

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