Mountains


Al Jabal Al Akhdar

The Jebel Akhdar, Jabal Akhdar or Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Arabic: الجبل الأخضر‎‎ meaning "the Green Mountain"), is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman. It extends about 300 km (186 mi) northwest to southeast, between 50–100 km (31–62 mi) inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, and is one of Oman’s most spectacular areas. The highest point, Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun), is around 3,000 metres (around 9,800 feet) high.


Jabal Jais

Jabal Jais, Jabal al-Jays or Jabal Bil Ays is a mountain on the border between Oman and United Arab Emirates, with an elevation of 1,911 m (6,268 feet). The highest point of this mount is located on the Omani side, but a secondary hill (in the same mountain) west of this peak is considered the highest point of the United Arab Emirates, at 1,892 m (6,207 feet) above sea level.


Jabal Samhan

Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Dhofar, Oman. It has an area of 4,500 square kilometres (1,700 sq mi) and has no permanent population. It is one of the last places with wild Arabian leopards.

Various plants grow in the plain of Jabal Samhan, such as acacia and gum trees. The narrow mountain passes have little water but there are a number of streams, which are an important source of water for most animals found in the region. Besides the Arabian leopard (considered a rare animal), these mountains are home to a number of other mammals such as the Arabian gazelle, foxes and the Nubian ibex.


Jebel Ghawil

Jebel Ghawil or Jabal Ghawil is a village[citation needed] and a mountain in Al Buraimi Governorate, in northeastern Oman. The village lies northwest of Abud. Geologically Jebel Ghawil constitutes a formation with Jebel Suweini It consists of Triassic limestone, which is said to be "underlain by a thick sequence of pillow lavas, which are partly imbricated with cherts".


Jebel Misht

This mountain is a climbing and hiking hub for locals and expats. Located on the edge of the Empty Quarter, it’s one of the highest vertical peaks in Oman, jutting up 1,200 metres high.Jebel Misht is one of Arabia's most imposing peaks. Standing in relative solitude at the heart of the Al Akhdar Range, its south-southwest wall rises vertically for over 1000 metres and presents some of the most sustained and demanding rock climbing on the Arabian peninsula.


Jebel Qihwi

Jebel Qihwi is a mountain on the Mussandam Peninsula.Jebel Qihwi (or Jebel Qiwi), a craggy mountain that offers stunning views of the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf on a clear day.


Jebel Shams

Jebel Shams Arabic: جبل شمس‎‎, (mountain of sun) is a mountain located in northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town. It is the highest mountain of the country and part of Al Hajar Mountains range. It is a popular sightseeing area located 240 km (149 mi) from Muscat. In the summer, temperature is around 20 °C (68 °F) and in the winter it drops to less than 0 °C (32 °F).


Lion’s Jaws Gate

This is a mountainous configuration in the form of a lion's head and is named because of the two rock masses that look like an open lion’s jaw.

Traders and sailors used to consider entering through this gate a security measure that shielded them from storms and ocean currents that form at the meeting point of the Sea of Oman with the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean.


Natif Hasik

Natif is the site of a spring located in Wilayt Sadah in Dhofar Governorate. The location of this spring is an extension of Samhan mountaintops, in particular the Natif region. Natif means distillation of water. This site is characterised by constantly dripping water from the sediments and pools present on the mountaintop.