Top things to do in Al Ayn

Archaeological Site in Al Ayn

Beehive Tombs

Beside the village of Al Ayn, and arranged along a low, russet-coloured ridge, this string of tombs make a dramatic silhouette against Jebel Misht that towers behind. Little is known about the ‘beehive tombs’ (so ca…
Mountain in Al Ayn

Jebel Misht

With its serrated teeth, Jebel Misht (meaning 'Comb Mountain') is well named. This striking lump of rock is one of Oman's so-called ‘exotics’ – a limestone mass that is out of sequence with the surrounding geology. …
Natural Feature in Al Ayn

Wadi Damm

This steep-sided wadi channels the water that runs off Jebel Kawr and Jebel Shams and makes a pretty place for an easy stroll or a picnic. The walls at the mouth of the wadi are etched with ancient petroglyphs, and …
Mountain in Al Ayn

Jebel Al Kawr

Just east of Al Ayn, there's a small roundabout (beyond which lies Wadi Damm); a right turn here leads up a winding paved road to a broad fertile plateau on top of Jebel Al Kawr. At 2700m, this limestone massif offe…
Archaeological Site in Al Ayn

Wadi Hajir

While Al Ayn has the best preserved beehive tombs, the largest concentration of these structures is to be found in Wadi Hajir, between Al Ayn and the village of Bat. Indeed, there is barely a hilltop without one, an…