Seeking Adventure? We're heading to Oman, Join us

It’s getting cooler in Dubai, but you know not “really”, adventuring outdoors is still for those who don’t mind frizzy hair, extreme cases of “sweat-itis” and sore sun burnt skin. Luckily our next-door neighbors in Oman seem to be faring better with temperatures 10 degrees lower, and we’re not even mad because they’re inviting us for the ride. It’s time to pack your bags again and head to Oman. We've round up 3 of our favorite hotels guaranteed to satisfy your quest for adventure.

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Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
Get active while enjoying one of the most luxurious hotel experiences Oman has to offer. You can choose from a variety of high adrenaline activities including water sports like skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding and sports fishing. Amp it up and add in Dune bashing through the picturesque Empty Quarter or a ride on the legendary Arabian horses across the white sand beaches of Salalah. Want more? Sign up for guided hikes accompanied by a local ‘Salalah Guru’ who will share his secrets on the surrounding culture, history and landscape.

Booking:  http://salalah.anantara.com/ or call +968 2322 8222.
Notes: GCC Residents can get the following discounts: 30% discount on Best Available Rate in a room or villa. 20% discount on Anantara Spa treatments. 20% discount on all food and beverages (excluding alcohol & tobacco)
Rates are applicable to GCC residents only and a valid ID is required upon check-in

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Alila Jabal Akhdar
Set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Hajar mountain range, Alila Jabal Akhdar is one of the most beautiful hotels we’ve ever seen. Spend your days plunging into the glistening infinity pool with mountain views at 2,000m above sea level or awaken your inner daredevil and try one of the Via Feratta hiking experience for an adrenaline surge.  Our pick is the Via Feratta cave experience which will have you crossing an exposed 20-metre high rope, walking over a cave mouth, traversing along the side of the canyon and ascending into a steep gully. The experience is mixed with gentle hiking through the wild olive trees and mountain greenery led by expert guides who share stories of the local region.

Booking: Email jabalakhdar@alilahotels.com or call +968 2534 4200 |  +968 99104204  
Notes: Discounts are available for GCC Residents. The Cave Affair Experience starts from US$ 90+ person and it is level 5 experience, requiring a degree of fitness.  

 

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Six Senses Zighy Bay
Located in the northern Musandam, Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort is flanked by an impressive mountain range on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other. You can opt for a paragliding experience with stunning view of  Zighy bay from above, the experience is led by a professional paraglider who will take you 960 feet up and around the edge of the mountain range. Want more of a sweat? follow the mountain trail with biking, hiking and rock climbing experiences. If you’re more of a water body, try the very popular Dhow cruise over the Musandam waters. You can also choose to relax on the beach with sand beneath your toes,  or try one of many of the water sports options available.

Booking:  Email reservations-zighy@sixsenses.com or call +968 2673 5555
Notes: Discounts for GCC residents *may be applicable on booking