While the Middle Eastern states are mostly associated with dry, flat terrain and often desert like conditions, this perception is largely inaccurate and reflects the flawed representation of the Middle East by the media. Those visiting Oman luxury resorts, for instance, will be pleased to note that the state of Oman comprises mostly of a mountainous terrain replete with unique flora and fauna. The Al Hajar Mountains in Oman are the highest mountain ranges in the eastern aspect of the Arabian Peninsula and is home to the Green Mountain. This Mountain, which is made of mostly limestone, marks the highest point in Oman and can be easily visited by tourists residing in many resorts around such as the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.
The Jebel Akdhar, also known as Al Jabal Al Akhdar, hosts spectacular and panoramic views to its visitors due to its stunning surroundings and is thus, eagerly visited by those who make their way to Oman. A unique feature of the Green Mountain that enhances its allure to tourists is the presence of a wide plateau atop the mountain, making for a splendid view. Furthermore, the Green Mountain is also considered home by a number of Omani villages who have exploited the land and dug terraces for the purposes of growing crops and other foods. As a result, an aerial view of the Green Mountain is truly a sight as the hill cascades downwards from its wide summit in gentle, sloped terraces replete in its foliage and vegetation.
Given its Mediterranean climate, the Green Mountain has also attained the title of the ‘Jewel of the Mountains’, a title that exemplifies the variety of fruits that grow in the area. These fruits include figs, plus, apples and even almonds and saffron. Given its unique biodiversity, Jebel Akhdar has been designated the Jebel Akhdar Sanctuary for Natural Sceneries in an effort to preserve and conserve the environment. Given its immense importance, its location and its climate, the Green Mountain is a must-visit when touring the state of Oman.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+