Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Take a drive up to Jebel Akhdar, a scenic part of the Al Hajar mountain range. The mountainous area doesn't appear green at first glance, surprising hikers exploring its higher parts with a labyrinth of dry riverbeds and terraces that harbor lush gardens and fruit orchards. You'll need a 4WD to get up to the plateau, but when you reach the verdant area surrounded by rocky cliffs, you can enjoy picturesque views of the terrace farms and tiny villages, known for their prized pomegranates, apples, roses, and other plants that thrive here. For Jebel Akhdar and beyond, use our Nizwa vacation trip planner to get the most from your Nizwa vacation.
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Grand canyon of GCC (Middle East)! A must see... one of many heavens on earth! About 2000 meters above sea level...you would need t drive through a 4x4 as regular Sedans would not work.
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If you live in the region and have never been to Jebel Akhdar or the Al Hajar Mountain range, then this is a definite must to add to your list. The scenery and the mountains are stunning and the local... read more »
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