Oman’s mountain marvel
Most hotels on the Arabian Peninsula tend to gaze out over the water, but the latest offering from the Asian luxury resort specialist, Alila, will opt for the more remote territory of Oman’s Hajar Mountains. The Alila Jabal Akhdar is scheduled to launch in autumn. It is tucked 2,000m above sea level, a two-hour drive west of Muscat. The accent will be on escape, in a retreat that’s beyond the reach of even the desert heat and has 78 rooms and cliffside restaurant.
00 65 6735 8300; alilahotels.com