A last camping trip to the Green Mountain – June 2013

Jibreen from the Jibreen Hotel en route to Jebel Akhdar
Jibreen from the Jibreen Hotel en route to Jebel Akhdar

Our Arabian Adventure is drawing to a close slightly earlier than we had anticipated as we return to Abbotts Ann in August, but with this in mind, we start to squeeze even more out of every moment.

The Tribe outside the Jibreen Fort
The Tribe outside the Jibreen Fort

We decide to return to Jebel Akhdar (the ‘Green Mountain’ and location of the British SAS lead Jebel Akhdar War in the 1950s). The temperature in Dubai is climbing steadily as is the humidity, so the thought of sitting under a star filled sky, in balmy temperatures, at the top of a mountain, is a happy one. Previously, we had camped at a location known as Diana’s Viewpoint, but given the fact that our littlest now runs, climbs, jumps and generally

Our truck outside the Jibreen Fort
Our truck outside the Jibreen Fort

thinks that she is at least 8 (she is in fact, 2) and most definitely knows better than everyone (one of her favourite expressions, “No way!”), particularly her parents, staying close to a sheer cliff face is not an option for us this year. We discover, however, that this area has now been closed off to the public – things change so quickly in this region.

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