Hajjar Mountains, Muscat

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The Al Hajar Mountains in northeastern Oman and also the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula. They separate the low coastal plain of Oman from the high desert plateau, and lie 50–100 km inland from the Gulf of Oman coast.
In Arabic, "Al" means "The" and "Hajar" means "Stone" or "Rock". So "Al Hajar" would be defined as "The Stone" or "The Rock". Therefore, "Al Hajar Mountains" could mean "the stony mountains" or "the rocky mountains."
Geologically, Al Hajar Mountains are the continuation of the Zagros Mountains and were mainly formed in the Miocene and Pliocene as the Arabian Plate collided with and pushed against the Iranian Plate. These mountains are chiefly made of Cretaceous limestones and ophiolites.
The mountains begin in the north, forming the peninsula. The central section of the Hajar is the highest and wildest terrain in the country. Jebel Akhdar and the smaller Jebel Nakhl range are bounded on the east by the low Samail Valley (which leads northeast to Muscat). East of Samail are the Eastern Hajar (Hajar ash Sharqi), which run east (much closer to the coast) to the fishing town of Sur, almost at the eastern point of Oman. The mountains extend for 500 km in total.
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  • The best way to experience the Hajjar mountain is to start from Nizwa. There are two prominent mountains which can be explored. Both have different flavour. There is Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain). The...  more »
  • If you visit Oman you really must have a drive through these mountains. The views are stunning and it was one of the highlights of our trip.  more »
  • One of the most mineral landscapes in the world, made of peaks and ravines crushed with heat. All are arid, vegetation non-existent, except among wadis, these often ghost streams that have set for millennia in shepherd populations.
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  • Hajar mountains is in the emirate of Fujairah. those who want to explore outdoor on holidays can visit this place.
  • nice place
  • My heart and soul are living there in that mountains! I grew up between them and hiked every route possible and created my own!
  • Good place for wondering
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