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Wadi Ghul Viewpoint

The term 'Grand Canyon of Arabia' is wholly deserved for this quintessential feature of Oman's spectacular mountain scenery. A short path leads to the edge of the limestone cliffs with a vertiginous 1000m drop into …
Ruins in Jebel Shams

Ghul Village

Affording one of the most lovely vistas in the Hajar Mountains, the abandoned village of Ghul dusts the shoulder of a cliff at the foot of Wadi Ghul, the Grand Canyon of Arabia. The lime-green fields in the foregrou…
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Alstromeria Cafe

This smart, modern cafe on the approach road to Jebel Shams is something of a surprise find, given the traditional nature of the neighbourhood. As a result, it attracts a young crowd (mostly male) and has quickly be…
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Rug Stall

Entrepreneurial carpet sellers have set up open-air shop at the bottom of Jebel Shams, capitalising on the fact that most people stop at Wadi Ghul to take a photograph of the abandoned village opposite. They sell ru…
Cafe in Jebel Shams

Coffee Shop

By the signpost for Dar Lawi, across from some picnic shelters (and derelict toilets best avoided), this simple one-storey establishment with a barasti (palm-frond) fence and small terraced sitting area is a favouri…