‘Majestic Views Meet Unparalleled Service’
With a long and rich history dating back to the 3rd millennium BC coupled with a majestic landscape, Oman is home to some of the region’s most stunning wadis, dunes and mountains, with the Al Hajar mountain range curving through the middle of the nation.
One of the most attractive draws of Oman is the people. A kind and compassionate population reside here, and they’re eager to show off their wonderful country. Further to this, it’s also an incredibly clean place to visit, so expect a beautiful country with people who care about where they live.
A walk around Muscat might be soundtracked by haggling locals and the senses are bombarded by colourful wares, wafting frankincense and pots of delicious homemade cooking. Wherever you happen to be in Oman, you’re never far from somebody eager to show you what they love about their proud nation.
Escape to cool mountain climes just two hours' drive inland from Muscat. Located on the majestic Green Mountain in the Hajar range, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts.
Traverse the surrounding desert in search of adventure, then unwind with spa and hammam rituals. Stargaze from the viewing platform where Princess Diana once stood. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings.
Meticulously designed for comfort and convenience, this hotel reflects both local and art deco influences. Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel features magnificent mountain, sea and garden views from throughout the grounds. Whether your interests lie in exploring the rich history of the Omani Sultanate, lounging on the beach and indulging in an array of water sports or treating yourself to the divine dishes at one of five on-site restaurants and bars, the resorts experiences are designed to create life-long memories.
Meaning ‘amazing star’ in Arabic, Al Maisan provides international breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte with flavours from India, Arabia and Southeast Asia. Bella Vista serves Italian dishes with a contemporary flair, whilst the signature restaurant, Al Qalaa, presents the best of Arabian cuisine along with a wine menu offering pairings for all dishes.
Overlooking the sea, Al Khiran serves a buffet breakfast along with international lunch including live cooking stations and a themed buffet & a la carte menu in the evenings. The Beach Pavilion Bar & Grill offers fresh seafood and meat from the Josper Grill and is home to the Friday brunch. Serving authentic Chinese cuisine, China Mood is a refined dining venue with live music and theatrical performances.
From London Heathrow, board your direct overnight flight to Muscat with Oman Air.
Arriving early into Muscat International Airport to maximise your time in Oman, a private 4x4 transfer will take you into the Hajar Mountains to the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar. You’ll stay here for the next 3 nights in a Premier Canyon View Room with breakfast and evening meals included.
Days Three to Four
The sheer magnificence and beauty of your surroundings is something you could genuinely spend hours gazing at. In addition, there are some wonderful experiences you can explore whilst in this unique environment including cultural hikes and walks, archery, ziplining, cinema under the stars, mountain picnics and a drive to Jabal Shams, the highest peak in the Hajar range with a 1km high sheer cliff edge.
Your private 4x4 transfer will pick you up to head back to the coast and to the Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, quite spectacularly positioned between the stunning Sea of Oman and the majestic Hajar mountain range. You’ll be staying here for 5 nights in a Deluxe Mountain View Room, again with breakfast and evening meals included.
Days Six to Nine
With opportunities to relax on the private beach, or one of several pools at the resort (including a 50-metre infinity pool) and the temptation of the Al Bustan Palace Spa by Ritz-Carlton, it’s easy to stay exactly where you are. Venture out though and you’ll find the Royal Opera House, National Museum, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and shopping at the Muttrah Souq in Muscat, just 10km away.
A private transfer will pick you up for the journey home today, taking you back to Muscat International Airport for an afternoon direct flight back to London Heathrow with Oman Air.
Located in the mountains of Oman, two hours from Muscat, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar (shown on the map) is surrounded by desert and adventure.
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel is located on its own private beach, around a 15-minute drive away from the centre of Muscat. Muscat International Airport is a 25-mile transfer.