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Jebel Shams, Oman
(4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Explore Jebel Shams, Oman's highest peak, best known for its grandiose canyon. You can drive up to the top in your personal vehicle (although a four-wheel drive is recommended) or go on an organized guided tour. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and panoramic vista of the towering canyon cliffs and scenic mountainous landscape, or brave the "balcony walk," an adrenaline-inducing cliffside trek. Plan to visit Jebel Shams and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Al Hamra attractions using our Al Hamra vacation route planner.
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  • ... but do yourself a favor and just to make the trip in a 4WD with good ground clearance, as the asphalt quickly replaced by very steep and more or less maintained gravel roads (read: with large stones). After a piece of dirt road you are rewarded with yet another piece of asphalt, which takes you to a few resorts in ca. 2.000 metres of altitude, where you can spend the night or camp or simply enjoy a cup of coffee before the trip back down. On the way to the last resort you will encounter a shed on the wayside, where local women sell bracelets (1 OMR), keyrings (1/2-1 OMR) and small carpets (15-20 OMR), which is spun or woven from wool. Note you are wandering with good physique and desire for adventure there is a route all the way to the top of Jebel Shams (in ca. 3,000 metres above sea level), but it can reportedly not carried out and registered on the same day.
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  • Visited the place during national day holiday in UAE. Spent a long day at Al Ain border post waiting to get visa, due to which we got late to arrive on the top of mountain. Half of the road in beginni...  more »
  • I have a draw of 2.5 hours made in the grand canyon of Jebel Shams. It was about 20 degrees with stunning views of the canyon. Climb at the end is to style me so then returned to the car.
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