Jebel Akhdar Overview
Secondly, the jebel holds its fertility well concealed in a vainglory of wadis and terraces where the mountain cold air and rainfall support prize apricots and other fruit.
The Jabal rises to of 2,980 metres hight and is known for its vast plateau, the trip from Muscat to Al Jabal Al Akhdar takes about 2 hours and can be done only by 4WD. the mountain is place to big number of animals and birds. Gazelles are said to be the most prevalent but due to continuing construction and human traffic increaese, most of animals escaped the hidden parts of the mountain.
One of the charmin sites on the muntain is the sparkling water glowing down the rocky mountain against a sunny backdrop. Across the Jabal there are many of Omani villages. Villagers have prepared terraces in parts of the mountain to grow crops.
The Green Mountain was the site for conflict between Omani forces loyal to the Sultan of Oman and Saudi Arabian backed rebel forces between 1957 and 1959. This conflict is known as the Jebel Akhdar War.
In August 2011, Jebel Akhdar designated a natural protectorate to protect its unique weak biodiversity. The mountain was the route for of Oman cycling race.