Jebel Akhdar in Arabic means “Green Mountain” and this region of the most verdant outside of Salalah and the Batinah Coast. To go there requires a 4-wheel drive and a permit because of military installations in the area ….
From the Batinah Coast to the west of Muscat along the base of the jebels are several key towns of special interest. Along the coast is the town of Barka with an impressive fort and Bait Al Naman Castle ….
Nestled in the southern region of Oman, Salalah (1030 km from Muscat) has the benifit of the annual Indian monsoon, locally known as the Khareef. This monsoon, which extends from early June to mid September….
Sumail Gap (75 km from Muscat) is the only natural pass through the northern Jebels traces the trail of the old Silk Route caravans as they carried their goods from the Far East to communities of the interior ….
Sur( 335 km from Muscat via interior paved road / 240 km via coastal track), a placid sea coast town with its striking traditional dwellings is a pleasant getaway and one of the most important towns in the Eastern region….