April 2017: Al Baleed Salalah by Anantara, the newly opened resort situated on the coconut fringed beaches of Salalah, offers superior standards of service and authentic experiences with the help of their newly appointed local and international gurus. Renowned for offering the highest standards of excellence in service as well as opening the door to indigenous experiences, Anantara’s ‘Gurus’ are an integral part of every guest’s journey. Whether providing an insight into local life and culture, keeping them cool by the pool or enhancing their culinary experience, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara’s highly trained and mostly local gurus are on hand at all times, ready to impart guests with their knowledge with genuine passion and expert flair.
Those looking to uncover the secrets of Dhofar can arrange a private excursion with the Salalah Guru. Having grown up in Salalah, Hussain Mosllam 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. From discovering the local wildlife to exploring the country’s best sites both on and off the beaten path, Hussain is a master of the land and able to build any itinerary, varying on individual guest needs. He has also been known to invite guests for an Omani inspired dinner with his family, who live locally. Back at the resort, the knowledgeable Camel Guru looks after the resort’s friendly resident camels’ welfare, taking guests on rides and is the font of all knowledge for any camel-related questions.
Incredible evenings of fine wines, cocktails and extraordinary dining are an integral part of the Anantara experience. A Wine Guru is on call for every occasion, whether dining in one of the resort’s restaurants or Dining by Design, allowing guests to discover and explore an exquisite collection of wines. Anantara’s Wine Guru has worked in and travelled to vineyards across the globe for grassroots experiences and authentic training. The attention to detail enhances guests’ experiences, from serving the right glass with the right wine to finding the perfect bouquet, taste, balance and finish to pair with dishes. For sunset drinks and nightcaps, a Mixologist Guru is there to mix and muddle an array of well-crafted cocktails and mocktails, from classic favourites to more innovative concoctions.
With no request too small or unattainable, no matter the hour of the day, Anantara’s gurus are trained according to the highest industry standards, providing bespoke and personalised service and delivering experiences that last a lifetime.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit: http://salalah.anantara.com/
Book the Short Stay package from 1,307 AED and enjoy the following inclusions: