This is my 3rd visit, first on a 4WD. Easily acceable by a saloon car, although with long high gear climbs.
I found lodging there makes a big difference tham just a drive up and down. Take a tent at few available resorts. Built room are available, as many prefer for safety, but it is just a hotel room. Oman is the safest place in the Gulf.
Go for the tent, I stayed at Jabal Shems Heights. Excellent set up for a remote location.
good cook and calm place. Without taking a balcony walk, you do not get the feel of Jabal Shams. It looks dangerous, but safe all the way to Sap Bani Khamis. This walk is best to view the gorgeous cliff. Consider 2 hours one way if you are not an athlete. Following visitors advise i thought it would take 2 hours up and down, thats not true if you are a typical gulf expat. Keep 4 hours min before sunset. we struggled to get back as we walked back at night with mobile screen lighting. Take a torch or emergency lamp, you are safe any time at night, very friendly people. we were greeted back at the end by a good domestic dog barking and a helpful lady from village came up rushing to us to guide to our car. Ofcourse, we bought a few traditional woven key chains from her in return. Our joints were dead for a week. Thank my old RR had cruise control to drive me back to Sharjah.
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