Hotels at the western Hajar mountains
The flanks of the 3000 meter high western Hajar mountain range offer an insurmountable natural stronghold. Here people were safe from attacks by invaders coming from the sea.
Anyone wishing to conquer these ramparts today can ascend the well-marked trekking paths to breathtaking viewpoints in dizzying heights on both Jabal Akhdar and Jabal Shams. Those wishing to reach the pinnacle more easily may do so by 4WD auto.
At the foot of the mountains Nizwa, Jabreen and Bahla developed into culture centers, serving for centuries as the land's capital.
Idyllically situated in the mountain oases Misfat Al Abryeen is the Oman House.
One of the most beautiful hotels in the country with a spectaclar view is the Sahab Hotel**** on the Jabal al Akhdar.
Less spectacular situated but more cheap is the
Jabal Akhdar Hotel***
A good location for trekking at Jabal Shams is the
Also close to the city centre of Nizwa but more more simple is the Al Diyar Hotel**.
Located about 20 kilometres from Nizwa in direction Muscat you will find the Golden Tulip Hotel Nizwa****
Georg Popp and Juma al-Maskari
What makes this travel guide so special? This book is a product of the long-term personal friendship between the authors, Mr Georg Popp and Mr Juma Al-Maskari and their continuing fascination with the Sultanate of Oman. Combining their insights from European and Omani perspectives, they have produced a guide which is as much about culture and history as it is a practical guide for planning your itinerary.