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A Haven From The Summer Heat High Up In The Al Hajar Mountains

 

During the harsh summer months that define the Arabian Peninsula, Alila Jabal Akhdar is an oasis for those eager to escape the heat and indulge in a secluded holiday of adventurous activities, relaxing spa treatments as well as fresh and light dishes high up in the cool Al Hajar Mountains.

 

The resort is pleasantly perched over 2000 metres above sea level overlooking a dramatic gorge and boasting spectacular views. Due to its elevated location, temperatures at Alila Jabal Akhdar remain between 15-20 degrees cooler than Nizwa throughout the summer months from June through September.

 

For those seeking adventure, explore remote mountain top views through guided hikes lead by the resorts knowledgeable Leisure Concierges.Uncover the richness of traditional Omani culture as Alila Jabal Akhdar’s prime location allows for a variety of hikes from the mountain to local villages. Guests are welcome to participate in a variety of hikes.

 

Satisfy your built-up hunger by indulging in the resort’s light and healthy dishes including the Pomegranate Salad topped with mixed lettuce and feta cheese, drizzled in its mountain honey vinaigrette at the stunning Juniper Restaurant. Feast your eyes on the mountain horizon and allow the culinary team to wow you with a variety of flavours using fresh and seasonal local produce crafted to gastronomic perfection.

 

Unwind after an active day by trading in the hiking boots for a pair of slippers at the remarkable Spa Alila. Relax in head-to-toe pampering with quality spa treatments ideal for rejuvenation during the summer period. Relieve your body through a herb mixture containing sandalwood, fennel seed, star anise eagle wood and fenugreek that create a powerful healing remedy known at the Balinese Beauty Ritual. It has been handed down through generations and is recognised as a traditional medicine. The magical treatment begins with a 15-minute herbal steam to open pores and continues with a 60-minute Balinese massage, traditional lulur body scrub on our terrazzo hot beds, a skin-softening body mask and a brightening mini facial.

Top off your stay with a refreshing dip in Alila Jabal Akhdar’s infinity pool while basking in the top-of-the-world feeling complete with spectacular views over the gorge.
Rates at Alila Jabal Akhdarduring the summer periods start from OMR 105++ (AED 1,002), which includes breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, use of gym, in-room dining and laundry service. Guided Tours starting rates at OMR 15 (AED 143).