|Native name||جِبَال ظُفَار (Arabic)|
The Dhofar Mountains (Arabic: جِبَال ظُفَار, romanized: Jibāl Ẓufār) are a mountain range in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. In a broad sense, they extend from Dhofar Governorate in Oman to Hadhramaut Governorate in Yemen, and are located between the Hajar in the northern part of Oman, and the Sarawat in the western part of Yemen. Otherwise, the range in the eastern part of Yemen, particularly near Mukalla, is referred to as the "Hadhramaut" or "Mahrat".
See also: Geology of Oman
Al-Qara Mountains (Arabic: جِبَال ٱلْقَارَة, romanized: Jibāl Al-Qārah) are a subrange of the Dhofar, Jabal Al-Qamar (Arabic: جَبَل ٱلْقَمَر) and Jabal Samhan are part of this range, The latter is the highest point at about 2,100 m (6,900 ft).
See also: Wildlife of Oman
The Arabian leopard thrives here, particularly in Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve.
The Asiatic cheetah used to occur in this region. Oman's last known cheetah was killed near Jibjat in 1977 (Harrison, 1983).
In December 2018, a Schokari sand racer was spotted in a mountain in this region.