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The local legend says that the mountain is haunted. I didn’t see any jinns (Arabic: جن‎,) other than Egyptian vultures. Strangely enough, my phone’s GPS completely malfunctioned and didn’t record adequate altitude. Nevertheless, the place is remarkable – offering incredible views of Masirah island and strange rock features. Some sources referred to this mountain as Red Mountain or Jebel Al Hamra (Jabal Humr).

About 3 hours away from the capital of Oman, Muscat, there is a beautiful stretch of sand that borders the Arabian Sea called Wahiba Sands.

This is a place that I would highly recommend visiting for any nature lover living in Oman. You will spend at least 5 hours driving there from Muscat, so plan your escape well.

Persian steps is a section of the trail that’s used for sport competitions as it leads directly to Jebel Akhdar.

Wadi Abyadh – geology, water, pools…

One of remarkable highlights of Oman for any visitor is to visit a falaj – Omani’s ancient engineering in action.

A classic hiking trail in Jebel Shams.

Wadi Darbat Waterfall

Wadi Darbat is a beautiful scenic spot in Dhofar, Oman for all nature lovers worth visiting especially during the Khareef (monsoon) season.

Samharam Old City

Samharam is located at the outlet of Wadi Darbat. Is is an ancient city, now just ruins, known to be part of the frankincense road. The location tells the story of an ancient civilization in Dhofar and its reliance on having access to fresh water.

mirbat castle

Mirbat is a coastal town in the Dhofar, in southwestern Oman. It was the site of the 1972 Battle of Mirbat between Communist guerrillas on one side and the Armed forces of the Sultan of Oman and their Special Air Service advisers. Mirbat way back was involved in the export of frankincense. Mirbat Old Town and Marina were part of the Khareef’s highlights. Here is a short video from this trip: Please… Read More