Jebel Shams

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Jabal Shams
Jebel Shams.jpg
Highest point
Elevation2,997 to 3,009 m (9,833 to 9,872 ft)[1]
Prominence2,818 m (9,245 ft) [1]
Ranked 110th
Isolation523 kilometres (325 mi)
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates23°14′13″N 57°15′50″E / 23.23694°N 57.26389°E / 23.23694; 57.26389Coordinates: 23°14′13″N 57°15′50″E / 23.23694°N 57.26389°E / 23.23694; 57.26389
Native nameجَبَل شَمْس (in Arabic)  (Arabic)
English translationMountain of Sun
Jabal Shams is located in Oman
Jabal Shams
Jabal Shams
Location of Jabal Shams in Oman
Parent rangeAl Hajar Mountains
Easiest route(to South Summit) W4 route published by Ministry or Tourism, Oman (Grade 2 / 3)[2]

Jebel Shams (Arabic: جَبَل شَمْس‎, romanizedMountain of Sun) is a mountain located in northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town. It is the highest mountain of the Hajar range and the country,[3] and the third highest in Arabian Peninsula.[clarification needed] The mountain is a popular sightseeing area located 240 km (150 mi) from Muscat. In the summer, temperature is around 20 °C (68 °F) and in the winter it drops to less than 0 °C (32 °F). Nearby is Jabal Akhdar, another prominent peak in the region.


The highest point of the mountain is the North Summit, which is occupied by a military base and is a restricted area. The Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, states the North Summit to be 3,009 m (9,872 ft)) high.[3]

The mountain also has second summit, the South Summit, which is publicly accessible for trekking via the W4 Trail,[4] marked by the Oman Ministry of Tourism.[2] The elevation of the second south summit is 2,997 m (9,833 ft).[4]


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  1. ^ "Jabal ash Sham, Oman". This prominence value is based on an elevation of 3,018 m.
  2. ^ a b Trekking Route 3
  3. ^ a b "Mountains in Oman". Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman.
  4. ^ a b "Trekking". website. Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman.

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