April 14th 2014

Jebel Shams and Wadi Ghul
Location: Jebel Shams

Part of the Jebel Akhdar range, Jebel Shams is the highest point in Oman at just over 3,000 metres. The actual highest point of the mountain is given over to a military radar station with no access allowed – fortunately this is not the main attraction of Jebel Shams. A tarmac road now reaches all the way to an area called “The Balcony”, a flat area of rock not far below the summit which gives way to a 1km straight drop down Wadi Ghul, The Grand Canyon of Oman. As you stand on the edge of this drop, clinging to the barriers, it’s almost impossible to get a sense of perspective and scale, so huge is the drop and so vast are the mountain slopes opposite you. A little further on from here a scruffy mountain village marks the start of the rim walk under the lip of the Grand Canyon.



  • My wife had an emergency and we wanted to visit the hospital. I have to say I cannot thank the hotel staff & management for what they have done to me & my wife. They have been extremely helpful until my wife left the hospital. Thank you for what you have done to US.

    Emad Family with young children,

  • The staff were brilliant. One of our party had to be rushed to hospital due to a medical emergency.The staff were amazing. They drove us there and stayed with us until we needed them, checking on us from time to time. Real personal service with a smile....going that extra mile for the guests. I would recommend this hotel anytime. The rooms were huge,spotless and beds lovely and comfortable. Perfect after a long day of walking in the mountains.

    Zahra Family with young children dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • We were the first visitors to use rooms so superb. Kitchen good a bit sparse on equipment but enough for requirement's. Lulu hyper market just 5 minutes away for all needs. Ideal for central location to explore surrounding area Jebal Shams, Nizwa Centre. This accommodation was where bookings .com said it was, not like the hotel he night before. Manager Anu could not have been more help.

    Phillip Mature couple BURTON UPON TRENT, United Kingdom