Al Jebel Al Akhdar

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Fantastic hiking routes

Terraced farms and cooler weather great adventurers atop the Al Jebel Al Akhdar range. Here, hiking routes are mainly along its beautiful villages, but also through wadis and terrace fields. Local tour operators are happy to assist with guided tours.

Featured on the BBC’s ‘Amazing Hotels: Life Behind the Lobby’, this  unique retreat blends elegant architecture into mountainous surroundings. Your experience starts with captivating views and extends to luxury Anantara Spa treatments and fine dining.

The highest located five star hotel in the Middle East, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is perched on a mountain awarding fantastic cliff and canyon views. This five-star resort is designed with Oman’s rich artistic culture in mind, against the backdrop of the Green Mountain.

The Anantara Spa allows you to luxuriate in timeless Arabic treatments, with a private hammam or find your flow with hot yoga. Cool off in the infinity pool and enjoy Arabian cleansing rituals.

You are spoiled gastronomically, with tastes of the world, encompassing Italy at the Bella Vista restaurant overlooking the infinity pool, Morocco at the Al Burj lounge bar featuring the ceiling height traditional chandelier and more local Arabic specialties at the Al Qalaa grill and shisha restaurant and bar. Gaze at the stars over a meal, or enjoy a private dining experience on the canyon platform know to many as ‘Diana’s Point’ following the princess’ visit to the exact spot in 1986.

The hotel is a two-hour drive by 4×4 from Muscat through the mountains. Visit the ancient city of Nizwa, the Pearl of Islam, or take a look at rural life in Oman. If you’re feeling adventurous explore the nearby mountain regions by hiking trail or mountain bike.