Rawdah Bowl

Jebel Harim

Beneath Jebel Harim, a gap in the mountains leads to an almost circular plateau known as the Rawdah Bowl. A beautiful depression of mature acacia and ghaf trees, the bowl has a long history of settlement, as can be seen from the pre-Islamic tombstones lying close to the road. The entire area, with its diagonal slants of striated sedimentary rock, takes on a surreal quality at sunset.