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Misfat al Abreyeen

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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
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Private Tour: The Grand Canyon of Oman and Jebel Shams Day Trip
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Small but beautiful Traditional Omani Village

Very beautiful Omani Village on the top of a mountain. You are not allowed to photograph the people without their permission. Nice place to walk for some time

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Nizwa, Oman
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Nizwa, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very beautiful Omani Village on the top of a mountain. You are not allowed to photograph the people without their permission. Nice place to walk for some time

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Asia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small village is my favorite place in Oman. Lovely place to walk around and relax and the same time experience local Omani culture.

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely, scenic drive up the mountain with many view point stops (4x4 not needed). Well worth the visit to see the old buildings and to take a stroll down the many steps to the falaj and to look at the canyon. (proper shoes! Flipflops not advisable). Worth visiting but limited parking

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Impossible for words to do Misfat justice so here's my account of our experience: Upon reaching Misfat, we parked our car at the entrance to the village since tourists are welcome only by foot. As we entered the rock and tree portal through a narrow alley, I saw a huddle of doors. I looked up and realized that while the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

You can do this if you are visiting Jebel Shams and Wadi Nakheer - the Grand Canyon of Oman. We would recommend getting there before or around noon to avoid other tours which seemed to come just as we were leaving. Park outside in the tiny carpark just before the tourist office which was closed when we visited. There is... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We loved this village. We could wander freely and see so many different things. We spoke to man from Bangladesh whose job it was to take care of six date trees and harvest the fruit. We could sneakily peek into people's houses and get an idea of how they live. There is a very small hotel to stay in if... More 

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Ulverstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely old village with only a few residents left. The ancient watering system used is still operational. There are also opportunities for extended hikes through the nearby mountains from the village.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Worth a visit to this old ruin of a village and to wander through its streets past houses and along the falaj into the wadi.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

You need pass through the city center of Al Hamza to get here. The way is very steep at some points as you are going up the hill and having a four-wheel drive would be preferable, though a normal car would take you there as well. On the way, there are three places where you can get out of the... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place can be visited by normal car. On the way up, there are some good spots for taking picture on city below. The old village picture better taken from opposite mountain. The village is maintained by now so therefore there was no ruin We found now. It is good place for taking picture and see the history in the... More 

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