Bradt Calendar - July

Oman’s highest mountain

Jebel Shams, the Mountain of the Sun, offers unrivalled views and its own ‘Grand Canyon’ – the highest summit in Oman at 3,048m is the coolest place to be at the height of summer. The fresher temperatures make it the perfect time for trekking on the way-marked trails and camping in sheltered corners. Even saloon cars can now reach the main plateau area where there are a handful of Omani-run hotels and restaurants to revive you.

Jebel Shams, Oman by Diana Darke © Diana Darke

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