Jabal Al Akhdar in Oman open for summer season

Jabal Al Akhdar

Jabal Al Akhdar, located along the Southwest area of Muscat in Nizwa, has begun welcoming visitors across Oman who are searching for a haven to escape the summer heat.

The area is the ideal destination for a special summer experience and is made more secure with the implementation of precautionary measures to ensure the highest levels of safety for visitors, locals, and workers in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Deputy director general, tourism promotions, Oman Ministry of Tourism, Asma Al Hajry commented: “As the summer season begins, we invite everyone to experience and enjoy the splendor of Jabal Al Akhdar, which fully complies with the precautionary guidelines that prioritize everyone’s health and security.

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“We are confident that our people are working closely with us in the move to ensure that these measures are properly observed. This enhances our optimism about the future of the tourism sector and the entry of the summer season proves to be a timely opportunity to enhance domestic tourism and encourage all members of Omani society to explore the magic of natural, heritage, and historical attractions that are worth visiting,” Al Hajry concluded.

Jabal Al Akhdar’s high mountain ranges, with heights higher than 2,500 metres, embrace a nature reserve considered to be one of Oman’s hidden treasures that comes very close to the heart of nature lovers. The nature reserve has various terrain – from deep valleys, rocky cliffs and springs, to caves and forests rich in Alalan trees. Visitors can have a unique experience in observing the diverse wildlife in the reserve, which is home to rare animals such as the Arabian ibex, the Arabian wolf, and the mountain fox, along with dozens of species of birds, including the Egyptian eagle, golden eagle, wood pigeon among others.

The area is also known for its mild climate during summertime and cold climate in winter, which is attributed to its high position above the sea surface.

Under the directives of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism to comply with the set preventive measures to curb COVID-19, Jabal Al Akhdar continues to stand out as an ideal option for those looking for a safe destination full of adventure but combined with the promise of excitement and relaxation, giving the best experience to family and friends visiting the area.