Mountain Escape to Jabal Akhdar

Article and Photographs by Ginger & Scotch

For a change from the hustle and bustle of city life, head high up to Jabal Akhdar in the Hajar mountains for outdoor pursuits like nature walks and rock-climbing and to discover local Omani culture and heritage.

We had an amazing three-day stay at the Alila hotel in Jabal Akhdar, Oman. This was not our usual beach holiday because it was high up in the mountains! This mountainous area of Oman is known for its rugged nature full of hiking trails.

We flew Dubai to Muscat and then were picked up by a hotel car for the two-hour drive to Alila Jabal Akhdar. When we reached Jabal Akhdar, the gradient up the mountain was so steep that only four-wheel drive vehicles were allowed past the checkpoint.

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