Oman – Stargazing in the North & Pain Relief Practitioner in the South

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Northern Oman has introduced a new star gazing experience in the clear skies of the Green Mountains and in the south of the country Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is hosting a renowned wellness practitioner for a six month residency, who specialises in releasing aches and pains using myofascial release therapy.

One of the highest luxury resorts in the world, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort sits 2,000m above sea level on the Saiq Plateau of Al Jabal Al Akhdar in the central Al-Hajar Mountain Range. The secluded resort, which is a two-hour drive from Muscat and away from city light pollution, is ideal for stargazing year-round.

Accompanied by an astronomer guide, the private experience begins with an introductory film and then guests are driven 10-20 minutes away from the resort to gaze at the night sky and learn how to use the telescope and search for planets and constellations, which are not visible to the human eye.

Depending on the time of year and according to the astronomical rotation, it’s possible to see Jupiter, Saturn and Venus as well as the stars of Capricorn, Suhail and Al Ayoug. Zodiac groups including Gemini, Pisces and Taurus can also be sighted.

During the winter, guests are served snacks and hot drinks around a bonfire. The private experience costs OMR25 (£52 per person.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar has 115 room and villas with mountain views and three restaurants including one which serves Omani delicacies.

In the south of the country, an hour’s flight from Muscat, Khun Dome, a renowned and certified physiotherapist will start his residency at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara this month. His unique muscular manipulation technique treats chronic or acute pain in connective tissues surrounding the muscles, with benefits including relief and improvement in mobility, breath and posture. He will be in resort until the end of August 2024.

A 60-minute treatment starts from OMR 100 (£205.99)

Al Baleed Resort Salalah is the only luxury pool villa resort in Salalah and lies between a long sandy beach and a lagoon. The area is renowned for its production of frankincense and the resort offers private guided frankincense tours, a signature frankincense spa ritual and a frankincense infused mocktail and desert.

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Lead in rates at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar during low season start from OMR 160 (£309) per room per night with breakfast. To book or for more information, please visit

A room at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara starts from OMR 240 (GBP 508) per night including tax and service charge. For more information or to book, please visit