Un­de­ni­ably Unique

Let's Travel - - BEYOND | OMAN -

The Alila name is syn­ony­mous with a qual­ity ex­pe­ri­ence. From Bali and Jakarta to Jaipur and Goa, the lo­ca­tions are noth­ing short of ex­cep­tional, while the ser­vice and stan­dards are of the high­est. Alila Ja­bal Akd­har, in the Al Ha­jar moun­tain range of Nizwa, Oman, is no dif­fer­ent. Get­ting there is half the fun. It will take about 2.5 hours to cover the 180km jour­ney from Mus­cat. About two-thirds of the way, you’ll reach a po­lice check­point and it’s here that you’ll be waived on if you’re in a four-wheel-drive ve­hi­cle, or made to park up and await a bus or ho­tel shut­tle. Be warned…from here on the road is steep and wind­ing…but those views! Climb­ing that high, you’ll no­tice the drop in tem­per­a­ture, too. I left Mus­cat in a swel­ter­ing 42°C and by the time the vil­lage of Al Roos was in sight, it had plum­meted to 18! So, yes, it can get

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