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“Stunning views.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jebel Akhdar (Oman)

Jebel Akhdar (Oman)
Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa, Oman
+968-99839833-+968-92945542
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Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Nizwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Driving
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Stunning views.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great ride to the high point. Remember that it's so, so much cooler up at this height. Worth visiting.

Visited March 2014
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Muscat, Oman
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22 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Place To Visit ,espectially during summers and adventurous too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is really awesome and the ride in 4WD is simply awesome.Where the temperatures in muscat city during summers will be 40+,this place temperature is just half of that and very cool place.Ideal place for barbeque.This place is accessible with only 4WD.During winters it even snows down which feels like as if we are in switzerland or jammu kashmir.

Visited January 2014
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Muscat, Oman
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“High plateau at 2000 metres”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

It's 12 to 15C degrees cooler up there, a great getaway in the summer. Freezing and often cloudy in the winter. Great for hiking and scenic views, and for fresh roses in March-April, but not much else to do. Impressive road going up, but even though it's in perfect condition the Police checkpoint only lets 4x4 vehicles through.
At the top just before the petrol pump, take the road going up to the right to continue the beautiful drive.

Visited October 2013
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Assam
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Mountain of different kind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Never thought bald mountain can be beautiful. It is only 2+ hrs drive from Muscat. We hired a car as driving by self was tricky. Went to Nizwa souq first. An old place and it gives middle east feeling. Shops selling trinkets but looks nice. Went to Nizwa fort, a tiny fort, gives a glimps of life in that area in the past.
Jabal akhdar view was fantastic. The place was cool. We visited in December and we heard that at night there were slow.
Make sure to visit this place when in Oman. It is a whole day affair

Visited December 2013
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Beautful area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Not as dramatic as Jebel Shams, but great views, for instance from Diana point where you can watch the hanging villages (e.g. Al Ayn).

Visited December 2013
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