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Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akdhar in Arabic means "Green Mountains". To go there requires a 4-wheel drive (and a road permit because of military check points in the area).  Having some of the most scenic views in Oman, coupled with the friendly local inhabitants, this region is a natural spot for tourism. Points of interest include the towns of Wadi Bani Habib, Saiq and Al Ayn, where local farmers raise grapes, pomegranates, apricots and walnuts. The climate is moderate year round as the mean altitude is about 1800 metres. Also of interest is the lookout over the canyon recently named Diana's Point, for the late Princess of Wales who spent time here in the 90s. 

Distance from Hotel - 40 kms