Magnificently perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon, making it the highest five star resort in the Middle East, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is a treasure trove of adventure for adrenaline junkies. The luxurious hotel beckons the inquisitive traveller with a wide choice of exhilarating mountain experiences that help guests really make the most of the remarkable mountain escape.
Take an awe-inspiring mountain hike towards the cascading Wadi Waterfalls, passing old military bunkers, wild goats, indigenous plants and “nature’s window”, a spectacular natural rock formation with a 360° boulder terrace that will leave you totally speechless at Mother Nature’s glory. For travellers looking to push their physical boundaries, tackle the altitude with Sky Running, an extreme mountain run at 2,000 metres above sea level, following the route to Hail Yemen, where Yemeni people lived before helping the Omani people during the war. Or not for the faint-hearted, take on the Hajar mountain range by climbing up the cliff edge using ropes and harnesses, or for the more adventurous, abseil down the sheer drop-offs for an eagle’s eye view. For pure serenity, enjoy the clifftop yoga where guests are invited to de-stress the mind and body, with incredible views of the sunrise over the great canyon. After an energetic itinerary, exhilarate your soul with the clifftop yoga where guests are invited to de-stress the mind and body, with incredible views of the sunrise over the great canyon.
Nightly rates at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar start from £278 on a B&B basis in a Premier Canyon View Room. http://jabal-akhdar.anantara.com/