Jebel Akhdar, meaning ‘Green Mountain’, is a rugged mountainous region in the central Al Hajar Mountains. It serves as a gateway to learn about the area’s natural wonders, rich history and cultural heritage. Perched 2000 metres above sea level, Jebel Akhdar provides a respite from the desert heat and is a welcome retreat for nature lovers and adventurers with its mild Mediterranean climate. Dubbed, 'The Fruit Bowl of Oman', the landscape is peppered with lush orchards of prize pomegranates, apricots, other local fruit, walnuts and Oman’s famed damask roses; as well as deep canyons, numerous caves, a collection of charming hamlets, and ancient abandoned villages. Visitors can enjoy views of the eponymous, Jabal Akhdar Mountain, and the majestic Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain.