Top Attractions in Al Hamra
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- Beautiful place for camping .We camped opposite to Jebel sham resort .The road in between for appx 7 Kms from down till the Jebel sham view point is bad there is no concrete road .Nights will be chilly we camped in January end the temperature falls down till 10 degrees Celsius so make Sure to keep warm clothes and good sleeping bags or arrangements due to the chilly weather and hard rocks .The tent will be watery due to dew.Morning is warm and beautiful with the mountain goats visiting you for food😀.Make sure to fuel up your tank and keep all necessary items as there is nothing available .A SUV will be highly recommend for drive but we have seen sedan also driving to the point.Written 16 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We parked our car in front of it and went walking all the way down- there is a path just opposite the parking area- taking a beautiful and fresh walk among the palm trees and the falah. We were lucky and could see a worker climbing them up and down. They offered you to take a picture and asked us for some cash; it is a very hard work in itself, getting more complicated in summer because of the high temperatures. Back to our car, we drive till the end of the road to visit the village. We had a drink in one of the terraces overviewing the valley.Written 5 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This kinda hard to find gem is a must to visit! I tried making pics of the signs near the exit “ramp”. Coming from Al Hamra. If you follow google maps you are close and should follow the sign to the village called Nakhur. Nowhere there are signs with the name wadi Ghul! You can also put in Valley necrosis in google maps, this is the start of the path ( either car or hike)
The path is a trail with white stones you can only take with a 4x4! It drives you next to the wadi ( or through sometimes) to the village.
We didn’t go all the way to the end since we didn’t know if this was the right spot. We only found out afterwards this was wadi ghul. You can find movies in you tube as well to help you find it.
The viewpoint is totally somewhere else, a Mike or two after you pass hevel shams resort.Written 22 December 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The 40 km stretch of dicey road at Wadi Bani Awf is not as scary or narrow as I thought it would be. A 4x4 vehicle is needed unless you enjoy playing with fire. I used 4L throughout, and kept it at first or second gear most of the time. It is definitely manageable if you have basic knowledge of 4wd, and take it slow and easy.
The wadi crossing for the most part is the width of 1.5-2 cars. Only once or twice, it is the width of 1 car. And you can see oncoming traffic and therefore one of you can stop at a turnout to allow the other to pass.
I think this wadi crossing may be unnerving for someone who has only driven paved roads all their life, doesnt like heights, or has a passenger who is very nervous especially when driving from South to North (Al Hamra to Al Zamah) direction because the passenger will be closer to the steep dropoff most of the time
My full length comments on Oman roads:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294006-i2046-k13757088-Roads_in_Oman-Oman.htmlWritten 25 December 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- A must visit for all nature lovers in Oman. You need to be physically fit to visit this place. Guide service is available and the charge is 7 riyal per person. There is a train to take you to the cave, however most of the time it is under maintenance. But walking down the track is in itself a good experience.Written 6 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The team is so attentive to everyone. They care about everyone’s safety and they care about the areas they hike asking us to leave it better than we found it. The entire trip was amazing. The landscape, the wadis and the zipling! What an experience!Written 26 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Salman offers more than you would expect from a good guide. He knows the area like no other, also from a historical perspective. He brings you to breathtaking and spectacular places that you would never find as a visitor.
As a person he is approachable, pleasant to deal with and ensures that visitors are safe.Written 9 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Overall this museum has been quite well maintained, though some anachronistic elements like the TV set was a bit puzzling. I guess it is not specified which time period they are trying to show the visitors. As reenactors ourselves, we felt the demo session to be a bit rushed. For 3 Riyal per person we did not have sufficient time to really explore and appreciate the house before we were ushered into the room downstairs for the demonstrations, where we joined a large group of people. The demonstrations moved quickly, with one guide explaining, and one lady moving rather quickly from grinding wheat to roasting coffee beans, making bread and then extracting perfume oil. Usually when we were at a reenactment event, we had separate reenactors doing different things, so visitors have time to appreciate the process and interact and ask questions. For us this is what a living museum is about. Here, it feels more like a show and then visitors are expected to leave. So in terms of quality and value, we were quite disappointed. It's a great concept and idea, but could be better executed.Written 4 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We went for a day long hike from Misfah all the way to the nearby summit that ended in the most spectacular views. Our guide, Yahya, was fantastic. Full of interesting knowledge and arranged extra details such as the opportunity to meet a local goat farmer and providing a lovely light lunch. It was a hard walk (climbing over 1100m) but totally worth it and we had the best time.Written 16 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We had an excellent two days hiking with Srikanth who was an excellent guide. Extremely knowledge about routes, area and Oman generally, Srikanth is also extremely qualified and you know your in safe hands. Couldn't recommend more. We did the Grand Canyon hike and the a W8,9,10 combination (the latter being around 20km so a good challenging walk).Written 31 January 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Al Hamra
- The best day trips from Al Hamra according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Day Trip to Nizwa & Jabal Shams (The Grand Canyon of Oman)
- Nizwa and Jebal Shams Grand canyon
- Jebel Shams Day Trip: The Grand Canyon of Oman
- Full Day Private Tour to Nizwa and Jebel Shams from Muscat
- Jebel Shams, Balcony Walk & Al Hamra Village