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Oman Sights

Jebal Akhdar

December 20, 2016

Jebal Akhdar (الجبل الأخضر) is a beautiful mountain in the Al Hajar Mountains of Oman, and literally means Green Mountain in English. However, Jebal Akhdar isn’t just a cute name intended to attract visitors (like Hawaiian Gardens, California… don’t visit there). Jebal Akhdar is GREEN, and a surprising oasis in the hot desert. Continue Reading

Culture Off-Road Oman Sights

Jaylah Tower Tombs

June 21, 2016

Dating back to the bronze age, the Jaylah Tower Tombs are not what you’d expect in such a desolate place like Salmah Plateau. “Discovered” in the early 90’s by archeologist Paul Alan Yule after seeing arial photographs in the book A Day Above Oman, by John Nowell, Dr. Yule teamed up with Gerd Weisgerber to document, map, excavate, and restore at least one of the tombs with the help of the German Omani Association in 1995. Continue Reading

Off-Road Oman Sights

Salmah Plateau

May 29, 2016

The Salmah Plateau is located in the Eastern Hajar mountains, and if you have been to the Western Hajar mountains you will notice a striking difference. Here the hills form a gentler landscape that is mostly devoid of vegetation, giving the Salmah Plateau and the surrounding mountains a desolate feel. Continue Reading

Beach Oman Sights

Bantawt, Khaluf Beach

April 1, 2016

I recently re-visited Khaluf Beach, and I have to say Khaluf Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Oman, and a place that will excite and calm you.

Khaluf is a 50km stretch of sea front located about 450km south of Muscat and consist of calm protected water, white sugar dunes, rocky outcroppings, and sleepy fishing villages. Continue Reading

Geography Oman Sights

The Rock Garden

February 13, 2016

So, I like interesting things, and one of the most interesting geographical wonders in Oman is the Rock Garden located in Duqm. What is so interesting about the Rock Garden? Well, for starters it is like visiting another planet and it all starts with the journey to reach it.  Continue Reading