Among the sand dunes leading to Maqshan in Dhofar, you will meet with a splendid view that will force you stop take a picture for memories. Lakes of water scattered among the sand dunes, forming a scene that you can hardly see in another place in the world. These lakes are in fact coming from artesian wells like the well (Al Atfa), which is 40 km away from the center. Al Atfa will surly make you stop for a quick picture, especially if you are a nature lover or a photographer.
Al Mashash is characterized by its mild weather in the winter, which tends to be cold at night. People escaping from the high temperature in summer in most regions of the sultanate find it a perfect resort to spend some time while enjoying hiking, trips, adventures with desert sports in the sand dunes.
Al Mashash is located in the northwest of the Wilayat’s center and at the southeastern outskirts of the Empty Quarter desert. It is about 400 km away from Salalah. It is connected to Maqshan by a 130 km long unpaved road passing through Al Manadher area.