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Jebel Shams

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Address: | Al Hamra, Oman
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At just over 2000 meter. Jebel Shams Resort is ideally situated a few...

At just over 2000 meter. Jebel Shams Resort is ideally situated a few minutes walk from the famous "Grand Canyon of Oman" and a visit to us on Oman's highest Mountain at approximately 3000 Meter is great place from which to enjoy the mountain. A warm welcome is ready for all those weary adventurers who visit it. Enjoy a perfect starry night sky outside one of our Arabic Rents or Chalets and enjoy a warming campfire at night. During the day there are lots of lovely walks and treks to suit all levels of fitness. For those who want to just relax then there is a swimming pool and lovely views of the surrounding stunning mountain vista.

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Amazing walk and views

Near the top you can stop and sit right at the edge of the canyon, the views are spectacular. If you keep going you can park up and do the "balcony walk". This has amazing views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Southport, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Near the top you can stop and sit right at the edge of the canyon, the views are spectacular. If you keep going you can park up and do the "balcony walk". This has amazing views the whole way round, there'll be goats, birds of prey and an abandoned village in the canyon side. When you get to the top... More 

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Whaley Bridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive up to the viewing areas above the Grand Canyon requires a 4 x 4 as there is a 5 mile stretch of non tarmacked road. Access to walk up to the summit of jebel shams goes from a couple of miles before the viewing areas. There are places to walk around the edges/ picnic in the most incredible... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Jebel Shams in December 2016. We heard it was nicknamed 'The Grand Canyon of the Middle East'. It was amazing!!! We did the hike to the abandoned village and it was the best hike we have ever done. What we like about it is that you walk along the rim. In the Grand Canyon in Arizona (USA),... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drive up to the peak is stunning and best mastered in a 4x4. After every serpentine bend and each curves opens a new view on the mountain ranges around.

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Thank MaximilianNicolai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It was a quite and nice place to visit. The peaks and calmness made our trip worth. A place where you could stay overnight with barbeque and camp fire. You could feel cool breeze always. Only thing to improve is the road in between. You really need a 4x4 to visit this place.

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Thank Binoy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

What a remarkable views...oh.... Getting there you just follow the signs for Resort. We saw sedans but would prefer 4WD. Road is bumpy...then when you are there you will find breathtaking views. After that we went to small village and went for balcony walk. Thake care about children. It is quite long walk - allow yourself 1.45hrs in one direction.... More 

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Thank Željko K
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I read most reviews recommending doing this on saloon cars but trust me I found it difficult on Honda CR-V. If you love yourself and family don't even think about taking saloon cars. You won't enjoy the trip. I saw saloon cars but all of them were rented cars.AWD or 4WD recommanded.

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Thank Arbab A
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The long drive up the mountain is absolutely worth it-- gorgeous views, and when we were there in January, we were the only ones around. We brought a small lunch and ate it at great point at the lookout. We only had a 2WD sedan, and while it was a bit worrying at points, it was completely manageable. There were... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The views from this mountain is absolutely breathtaking! It's cooler at the top but not that cool. Still better then the heat at the ground, even during winter. The views are mild blowing. Such beauty! Nature at its finest!! I booked a tour company go on this trip so it made planning a lot easier as they did all the... More 

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Thank Sultana N
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We passed goats on our way up the mountain and enjoyed getting a little wild on the bumpy terrain. The views up and at the top are great! Lots of trash everywhere though. Oman needs to find a way to solve that. Do some good and bring bags to haul trash out. i wish I would have! There isn't much... More 

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