Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa

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#1 of 7 in Parks in Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
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. To visit Jebel Akhdar and other attractions in Nizwa, use our Nizwa journey maker tool.
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  • As many reviews have remarked you will need a 4x4 vehicle to access the plateau. The car hire company will provide a white paper for you to show the police at the checkpoint which confirms the...  more »
  • Na příjezdové cestě je policejní kontrola a nevpustí do oblasti jiné než 4WD auto. Turisty si zapisují (SPZ auta a jméno). Cesta nahoru je klikatá ale silnice je v perfektním stavu. Vyjeli jsme na...  more »
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  • Jebel Akhdar means Green Mountain but you might wonder why as you ascend its slate grey and burnt orange sides, barren except for a few thorny dried up bushes. The green refers to the villages of the Saiq Plateau, 2000m above sea level, where abundant rainfall allows the growth of pomegranates, grapes, peaches, apricots, and roses for the rose water that’s used in Omani sweets and as perfume. Spring is the best time to visit when the roses are in bloom and the terrace plantations are a vibrant green.
  • A lovely place to visit esp during summers as the mountains have cooler climate and is the season for mountain pomegranate and olives. The people/locals are generous and the general surroundings are to be seen to be believed.
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