Escape the Heat
The drive from Dubai to Alila Jabal Akhdar is about five hours of continuous movement, and you’ll need a 4x4 to get up the last leg of the mountain, but this is a journey that is well worth it. Thanks to the massive mountain range surrounding the hotel, the temperature is really quite pleasant, even during summer. It’s warm enough for you to get a sweat on if you choose to go hiking or cycling, but cool enough to wear a sweater in the late evening.
Make a Splash
There’s no better moment than feeling like you’re on top of the world, and thankfully this is the experience you get from almost every point at Alila Jabal Akhdar. Bask in the heated outdoor infinity pool that offers spectacular views over the Grand Canyon-esque gorge or do the same from one of two exterior hot tubs. If you want to avoid the sun then take a refreshing dip in the indoor plunge pool or simply rest on a sun lounger in the shaded room.
Named after the juniper trees that grow in the highlands of Oman, the Juniper Restaurant satisfies all your culinary cravings, from breakfast through to dinner. With the mountain horizon for a dramatic backdrop, you can savour an international menu inspired by the golden age of Arabic cuisine, influenced by trade routes that stretched from the Middle East to the Mediterranean region.
Mountain View Suites
The 52sqm Mountain View Suites are housed on the upper level of the main hotel building and are perfect for gazing out at the mountains. They were designed to inspire relaxation and they do exactly that. Combining contemporary décor with local accents, and modern amenities including a freestanding bathtub, separate rain shower, Wi-Fi and flatscreen TV, it’ll be tempting to spend more time indoors than out exploring the wilderness. INFO: Rooms start from Dhs1145 per night
At Spa Alila, they pride themselves on blending ancient Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes featuring the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients. With seven treatment and changing rooms, a Vichy shower room, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzis, Spa Alila is a peaceful sanctuary. The real gem in this place is their pure, gentle and 100% natural Juniper Berry and Rose Handmade Soap, a signature feature throughout the resort and guest rooms.
INFO: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Plot No 4, Al Roose, Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa, Oman, +968 9241 7134, alilahotels.com/jabalakhdar, Currency: Dhs1 = 0.10OMR [end icon]