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4 Things You Can Try Out in Jabal Akhdar Oman - Magnificent Middle East

Jabal Akdhar is located in Oman, a land blessed with nature's best. Ranging from rugged mountain peaks and veiled oases it is one of Sultanate's most picturesque countries.

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Take a hike through the village

This is the ideal hike for a beginner. It will take up to four hours to complete the journey. This hike will take you through the Al Aqar and Al Ayn villages. The rose gardens in this area exude the sweetest smells. This route will give you a chance to explore many cultural monuments as well as a spectacular view of the greenery as you cross four mountain villages on narrow old trails. You will pass the Aflaj irrigation channels, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You get a glimpse into the village lifestyle and enjoy your lunch on a secluded forest patch.

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Explore Nizwa

One of the oldest cities in Oman, Nizwa has served as a hub for trade, art and education through history. Its geographic location on the Western Haja mountains make it a natural crossroads for visitors coming from Muscat to the south of the region. Exploring the city is one of the best things to do in Nizwa. There are abundant date farms in the area and Nizwa has become a marketplace to purchase this tasty and valuable fruit. In recent times, Nizwa has become a highly touristic city due to its rugged splendour, historical monuments and the opportunity to have a tranquil and adventurous holiday experience. Many visitors choose to stay at hotels such as Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort since it will give them a better chance to explore the city.

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Saiq Plateau

The fertile ground of Saiq Plateau is really worth treading. The pleasant microclimate of the Plateau is one reason for the fertile grounds and productivity of the region. You will be amazed by the abundance of fruits such as peaches and pomegranate that crop in mass quantities during the season. Damask roses grow in plenty during the cool weather from April to May. It will only take half a day to explore this beauty and even take a round trip to the traditional villages such as Al-Ayn. In the past Saiq Plateau was almost unreachable since the road was not constructed properly and it remained truly untouched by human hands. However, through the government's initiatives, the region has witnessed immense development through time. The breathtaking landscapes still remain pure.

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Trek at Jebel Shams

Located 280km away from Muscat, Jebel Shams is the highest mountain in Oman. The mountain is 9000 feet high above the sea level and during winter it gets freezing cold and sometimes it even snows. Jebel Shams means Mountain of the Sun and you can enjoy the sunny weather during summertime. You also get a canyon here, which is the second biggest in the world after the Grand Canyon in North America. Those who enjoy outdoor activities such as camping and trekking will be delighted by what Jebel Shams has in store for them.