Oman’s highest point is breath-taking. This huge limestone mountain gives way at the summit to a lush green plateau which has been farmed for thousands of years and which produces peaches, grapes, pomegranates and apples – this isn’t called Oman’s fruit-bowl for nothing.
Set within the Al Hajar mountain range, one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Arabian Peninsula, Jabal Akhdar used to be one of the most remote and inaccessible areas in Oman; a modern tarmac road has opened this picturesque region up and the addition of several top-class resorts makes this one of the most impressive destinations in the world. Its lofty position 2,000 feet above sea level means the temperatures are much cooler than the scorching plains below, and in the summer months the greenery at the top of the mountain is picture-perfect. Nearby to Wadi Ghul, Oman’s Grand Canyon, this region is surely one of the most naturally beautiful anywhere in the world.
The luxury properties here, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort and Alila Jabal Akhdar are amongst the most elevated in the world, both in terms of altitude and luxury. At these resorts guests will discover staggering views and incredible natural beauty, complemented by top-quality service and amenities; take in some of the views from the infinity pool, indulge in fine dining, or take part in one of the many cultural activities offered at both these hotels, from culinary adventures to exploring villages and traditional souks.