Al-Hajar Mountains in northeastern Oman and also the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula.
Al Jabel Al Akhdar - This rises to a height of 2,980 metres and is famous for its wide plateau close to the summit. The journey from Muscat to Al Jabal Al Akhdar takes about two hours and can only be undertaken by four-wheel drive.
Al Jabal Al Akhdar is known for its Mediterranean climate. Temperatures drop during winter to below zero Celsius, with snow falling at times, and rise in summer to 22 degrees Celsius. Due to its location and unique weather, the Green Mountain produces a variety of fruits, such as apricots, plums, figs, grapes, apples, and pears, as well as almonds, walnuts and saffron. The pomegranate that grows here is classified among the finest of its kind in the world.
Spread across the mountain are many Omani villages. Villagers have dug terraces in some parts of the mountain for growing crops.
Accommodation available in this region include: Alila Jabel Akhdar
There are plenty of places to see and visit in the Al Hajar Mountains. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Al Hajar Mountains is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today. This is an area for walkers, bikers and mountain climbers.
In such a remote location your hotel which offers half and full board accommodation is the place to enjoy your meals.
The area is also a treasure for history and culture enthusiasts, who can explore the many heritage sites in the cities of Nizwa. Bahla, Ebri and more, such as Nizwa Fort, Jabreen Castle and UNESCO-protected Bahla Fort.
At Alila Jabel Akhdar, you are well placed to explore one of the most fascinating regions in the world, engage in an endless variety of activities, and experience the warm hospitality of the Omani people.
You can relax in the hotels spa centre or embark on climbing, walking, stargazing and following a butterfly trail or if you dear - Cave Adventure Via Ferrata. Not for the fainthearted, this adventure dares you to step out onto 20-metre-high ropes and traverse a cave mouth - a thrilling experience you will never forget! The whole adventure happens right under the noses of resort guests where, just a few metres below the ridge, a natural cave stretches into the mountainside. Stop for a peek inside as you make your way across. An absolute must-do for any visitor to Oman.