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Oman's Green Mountain, which forms part of the Al Hajar Mountain Range on the Arabian Penninsula in the Middle East.

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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort adds an advanced mountain-climbing  experience to its list of mountaineering programmes, which are targeted at beginning, intermediate, and now advanced rock climbers!

Located atop Oman's Green Mountain, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is a full service hotel set amid spectacular scenery.

The rooms are comfortable, the food and beverage outlets are first rate, and there is a full service spa. There is, in fact, everything that you would expect of a five-star resort.

What makes this resort unique, however, is the Ultimate Jabal Activity Wall, which is one of the highest mountainerring routes in the Middle East.

In addition to a 90-minute mountain-climbing session targeted at beginning mountain climbers and a two hour mountain-climbing session targeted at intermediate mountain climbers, the hotel has now launched a more challenging mountain-climbing session targeted at experienced mountain climbers.

Not for the faint of heart, the newly launched bouldering course starts with a series of metal steps up the rock's vertical face. It continues across jagged rock formations,. ladders, and vertical stairs. It ends with two zip lines tht are suspended high across the canyon. 

And just in case you get cold feet at any point, not to worry! There are numerous escape routes that will take you quickly to back level ground along the way.

Accommodation

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Canyon view rooms offer breathtaking views of the canyon, which is 1,000 metres deep at its deepest point.

The resort has 82 canyon-view rooms and 33 private pool villas. They have walk-in dressing areas. Bathrooms have separate bathtubs and rain showers. Wi-fi is complementary.

  • Canyon View Room - measuring 60 square metres, canyon view rooms can sleep up to three adults and one child. They have one king size bed or two twin beds. They have balconies with a coffee table and two chairs. 
  • One Bedroom Garden Pool Villa - measuring 178 square metres, one bedroom garden villas can sleep up to three adults and one child. They have a king size bed. They have  a plunge pool and a sundeck with sunbeds. Deluxe one bedroom garden pool villas offer shaded parking and a VIP entrance.
  • One Bedroom Cliff Pool Villa - measuring 188 square metres, one bedroom cliff pool villas can sleep three adults and one child. They have a plunge pool and a sundeck with sunbeds. They also have a personal villa host.
  • Two Bedroom Garden Pool Villa - measuring 309 square metres, two bedroom garden pool villas can sleep up to five adults and one child.  They come with a personal villa host and an enclosed garden. There is a plunge pool with jets and a sun deck with sunbeds. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas and a kitchenette. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a walk-in dressing room. The second bedroom has twin beds. One of the bathrooms has a bathtub and the other has a rain shower.
  • Three Bedroom Royal Mountain Villa - measuring 700 square metres, three bedroom royal mountain villas can sleep up to nine adults. With a personal villa host, they have a private VIP entrance with a garage for two cars, a  plunge pool with jets, an outdoor shower, a private deck with sun loungers and dining furniture, a master bedroom on the upper floor with a king size bed, a second  bedroom with a king size bed, and a third bedroom with twin beds. Each one of the bedrooms has an en-suite luxury bathroom. There is indoor dining area and a kitchen. There is a separate maid's room with a bathroom and private entrance. 

Food + Beverage

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The food and beverage outlets offer fabulous views of the surrounding landscape.

The hotel has four food and beverage outlets, each one with a different menu, a different vibe, and a different schedule.

  • Al Maisan - serving international cuisine, Al Maisan is open for breakfast daily and dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings.
  • Al Qalaa - serving Arabian cuisine, Al Qalaa is a fine dining restaurant that serves dinner nightly except for Saturday.
  • Bella Vista - serving Italian cuisine, Bella Vista overlooks the swimming pool. It is open for lunch and dinner daily.
  • Al Baha - an informal deli serving a la carte dishes, Ala Baha is open daily from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm

The hotel also offers Anantara's signature Dining by Design and 24-hour room service.

Facilities + Activities

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The hotel's infinity swimming pool overlooks the canyon.

The hotel has an outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the canyon, a full-service spa, a fitness centre, and a Himalysian salt steam room.

Other facilities include a star-gazing platform, a canyon-viewing platform, a recreation centre, a kid's club, a club for teens, a shisha lounge, and a tennis court.

Aerobics, aqua qi gong, yoga, trekking, mountain biking, sky-running, boot camp, and excursions to ancient forts and bustling souqs are among the activities on offer.

There are also facilities for meetings and weddings.

Location

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is located in Oman, a sultanate with a population of 3,220,000 people in the southeastern end of the Arabian Penninsula in the Mitddle East.

Popular with mountaineering and rock-climbing enthusiasts, the resort is located 2,000 metres above sea level atop the Saiq Plateau of Oman's Green Mountain, which forms part of the Al Hajar Mountain Range.

Set amid soaring mountains with craggy cliffs and limestone rock formations, the hotel overlooks a vast canyon that plunges to a depth of 1,000 feet at its deepest point. 

Transport

The hotel is a two hours' drive from Muscat International Airport, and four and a half hours from Dubai International Airport.

Muscat International Airport - a hub for the national flag carrier Oman Air and SalamAir, Muscat International Airport is Oman's main international airport. The facility is served by nearly 30 airlines, including the following Accidental Travel Writer affiliates:

Dubai International Airport - a hub for Emirates and flyDubai, Dubai International Airport is the world's busiest airport in terms of international air traffic and the world's third busiest airport in terms of overall passenger traffic.

Dubai Airport is served by close to 90 airlines with non-stop flights to the four corners of the world. The following Accidental Travel Writer affiliates serve the airport:

Where

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort - PO Box 110, Postal Code 621, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman. Tel: +968 2521 8000

 

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