ALILA JA­BAL AKHDAR, OMAN

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If Ras Al Khaimah’s Via Fer­rata, launched in Novem­ber, whet­ted your ap­petite for ad­ven­ture, then head to the new Via Fer­rata at the Alila Ja­bal Akhdar ho­tel in Oman – it’s the high­est pro­tected climbing route in the Mid­dle East. The ho­tel, which it­self is lo­cated 2,000 me­tres above sea level in the Ha­jar moun­tains, is or­gan­is­ing scenic ex­plo­rations and trekking ex­pe­di­tions for guests, led by ex­pert guides. The two-hour Via Fer­rata Cave ex­pe­ri­ence (from Dh333 per per­son) in­cludes a short trek, an ex­posed 20-me­tre high rope cross­ing, walk­ing over a cave mouth and as­cend­ing a canyon face into a steep gully. For the cau­tious, the 90-minute Ad­ven­ture Trek (Dh286 per per­son) is ideal: there’s trails that lead through wadis to Al Khutaymi, a vil­lage within a cave on the wadi floor, and pools in the moun­tains. Rooms start at Dh2,514. Call 00968 2534 4200.

A stay at the Alila Ja­bal Akhdar means you get to take ad­van­tage of the new Via Fer­rata’s thrilling Cave ex­pe­ri­ence

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