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1.7 km (1.1 miles) E of Hisn Mazyad, al-Zāhira, Oman
Approx. altitude: 379 m (1243 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 24°S 124°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: GPS position #6: Confluence team (John, Beth, Ella, Kim, Max) #7: Fort at Hafīt

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  24°N 56°E (visit #2)  

#1: View to the North

(visited by John Monkman, Beth Monkman, Ella Monkman, Kim Monkman and Max Monkman)

15-Feb-2008 -- This was another Confluence which is easy striking distance from Dubayy, however does involve some border crossing difficulties only the UAE/Oman immigration knows how to complicate!

The family and I set out mid morning from Dubayy and crossed via the Buraymiyy Oman border post at al-`Ayn. After filling the necessary forms and fees, we were able to locate the Confluence very quickly afterwards. The location was very conveniently positioned about 50 m from a blacktop road on a stoney flat plain.

The sun was relatively high and the wind kicking up a little dust, so we quickly made the necessary photographs and added to the pile of stones left from the previous visit in 2001 and headed for a more sheltered location near to Ḥafīt to enjoy our picnic.

Ideally this Confluence could be done while travelling to Masqaṭ via Nizwa, with only a very short detour to find the site.


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#1: View to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: GPS position
#6: Confluence team (John, Beth, Ella, Kim, Max)
#7: Fort at Hafīt
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