Top things to do in Jebel Harim

Natural Feature in Jebel Harim

Jebel Harim Pass

This pass, high up on Jebel Harim, connects the east coast of Musandam with the west coast, across the neck of the peninsula. Rawdah Bowl lies at the bottom of the eastern ridge while the western flank is accessed f…
Architecture in Jebel Harim

House of Locks

An interesting feature of Jebel Harim is the type of local stone-built house known as bait al qifl or ‘house of locks’. So called on account of their elaborate locking mechanisms, the homes (traditionally left empty…
Natural Feature in Jebel Harim

Rawdah Bowl

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 …
Sports in Jebel Harim

Wadi Bih Run

One of the oldest activities on the region's sporting calendar, this run threads through impressive Wadi Bih, a canyon shared between Oman and the United Arab Emirates. In fact, there is a border crossing midway thr…
Cemetery in Jebel Harim

Tombstones

A set of ancient inscribed gravestones marks the junction between Rawdah Bowl and the Omani portion of Wadi Bih. Fashioned either from luminous yellow sandstone or grey limestone, the tombstones are pre-Islamic and …
Natural Feature in Jebel Harim

Sayh Plateau

This tiny natural plain surrounded by jagged limestone peaks has been farmed for centuries and is a beautiful sight in the winter when the plain is bright green with grass. Used to grow fodder, the plain is fenced i…