The spectacular Hajar mountain range is one of the (many) highlights of Oman, and at the centre of the range sits the magnificent Jebel Akhdar or ‘green mountain’. Long seen as somewhere to explore on route between the capital Muscat and the ancient market city of Nizwa, the opening in 2014 of the Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel means the mountains now have a supremely luxurious place to stay in their own right.

Amelia, Eleanor, Louise Fitzgerald and Ra are here to help give you the inside track.

Built to blend in to the surroundings and using traditional Omani building techniques, Alila Jabal Akhdar aims wherever possible to allow guests to enjoy the incredible views across the mountains.

There are 84 suites and two villas in total, all decorated in Omani style but with contemporary comfort in mind. In addition, there is a restaurant serving high quality Arabian and world classics, both indoor and outdoor pools and an Alila spa. Other activities include cooking courses and cultural tours.

Why we love it

Because the Hajar mountains of Oman are completely beautiful and this is the place from which to explore them.

Amelia, Original Traveller

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Well it really is back to earth with a bump after our fabulous holiday. Thank you very much for all your hard work. It really was a dream holiday.

Jane

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