March 2017: Famed for the riches of its frankincense groves, coconut-fringed beaches and spectacular ancient landscapes, Salalah, on the southern coast of Dhofar offers intrepid travellers an emerging destination of breathtaking natural beauty. The recently opened five-star Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara brings a new level of luxury and refinement to the region, providing discerning guests with an elegant base from which to discover one of Arabia’s best-kept secrets.
While visitors flock during khareef, the region’s period of intense rainfall that transforms the coast and mountain into tropical jungle, Salalah remains relatively undiscovered throughout the remainder of the year. However, with historic forts and citadels, endless dunes, untouched beaches and vibrant bazaars, and just a short flight from Dubai, this spellbinding Omani enclave is a year-round destination that takes guests on a colourful journey intertwined with history and legend.
Having grown up in a nearby village, the Salalah Guru at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara has unsurpassed knowledge of the area, giving guests an authentic taste of local life and putting travellers in touch with the surrounding culture, history and landscape. With his assistance, the secrets of the land can be unearthed with a tailor-made itinerary, providing countless stories and the perfect holiday escape for friends and family alike.
Blissful Beaches & Fertile Waters
The Frankincense Trail
After days uncovering the secrets of Salalah, guests can retreat to the luxurious surroundings of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara and relax in their villa complete with private pool, the first of their kind in Salalah. Inspired by the traditional villages of Dhofar, the resort reflects traditional Omani design whilst incorporating modern and contemporary elements to deliver a stunning retreat by the Arabian Sea. Days can be passed by strolling along empty white-sand beaches, indulging in locally inspired treatments at the acclaimed Anantara Spa, indulging in culinary delights at a choice of three restaurants, or taking part in one of the many watersports on offer.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit: http://salalah.anantara.com/