Al Hajar Mountains

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Nizwa is the gateway to the foothills of the Al Hajar mountain range. Visit Wadi Nakher located in the depth of Oman's deepest canyon. Visit Misfah, a pretty mountain village with stone dwelling still in existence. While heading for Jebel Shams, stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. Follow the winding road that leads to Jebel Akhdar (2000m above sea level) the green jewel of the Al Hajar mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains.

Al Jebel al Akhdar is famed for its fruit orchards, laid out terrace style along the slopes of mountains, which are endowed with natural springs and aflaj (traditional irrigation system). A large variety of fresh fruits such as peaches, apricot, fig, grapes, apple, pears, plums, almond, walnuts are grown here. The region is well known for the pomegranate fruit which is of a very superior quality. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (the village of the old houses) & Al Ain dot the landscape. The villages overlook a spectacular landscape of dramatic peak, gorges and wadis. The damask roses of Jebel al Akhdar fill the air with fragrance when in full bloom during March and April. Rose water is distilled in the homes of the villagers.


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Best time to be there

Oman's climate differs from one area to another. It is hot and humid in the coastal areas in the summer between May and August, while it is hot and dry in the interior with the exception of the higher mountains, which enjoy a moderate climate round the year. The climate is best from September through to April.

Fly to

Muscat (British Airways - daily: Oman Air - daily)

flying time

7 hrs 50 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +4 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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Highlights of Oman

Nights: 5 | from £1,495pp

Visit mystical Muscat and learn about its history, explore the rustic villages of the Jebel Shams Mountain range and adventure into the red dunes of the... Find out more

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Classic Oman

Nights: 7 | from £2,175pp

Oman’s interior undulates with velvety dunes, serrated peaks and terraced orchards, with the sparkling coast to the east and a fertile region in the south... Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Family Omani Arabia

Nights: 9 | from £3,590pp

A fabulous 9 night family getaway with a difference exploring Oman's rich culture and wildlife where you'll search for dolphins, go dune bashing and visit... Find out more

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Alila Jabal Akhdar

Nestled high in the majestic Al Hajar Mountain range on the A'roos plateau, Alila Jabal Akhdar's location is second to none. Situated in the cusp of a... Find out more

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Sahab Hotel

Opened in 2011 this property was designed and built in tribute to the charm of the mountain, life style and the modern way of life. The Sahab Hotel has... Find out more

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The View

Located at a height of 1400m on a slope close to Jabal Shams and Al Hamra town, The View is Oman's first Eco Luxe retreat of its kind and offers the perfect... Find out more

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