Overlooking the rim of a great canyon, 2,000 meters above sea level, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, the Middle East’s highest five star resort, boasts world-class leisure and business facilities in the heart of Oman. A place that focuses on unique experiences, tailored approaches and special signature touches, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has a myriad of inspirational and scenic meeting spaces accompanied by luxurious accommodation scattered across the mountain-side that will spark imaginations and get the creative juices flowing. A two-hour drive from Muscat, or a four and a half hour drive from Dubai, the resort will make the perfect mid-week retreat or weekend escape for both individuals and companies.

Crafting the perfect environment for both meetings and team building activities, the resort has a selection of venues that are named after nearby farming villages. Whether a gathering of board of directors or a small group seminar, the Al Aqr meeting room gives associates all the comforts of a spacious boardroom with excellent facilities and a large foyer area complete with stunning mountain views to enjoy coffee breaks and?sweet treats. At the other end of the spectrum, with a maximum capacity of up to 150, the spacious Al Ain Ballroom is large enough?to host a company retreat, conference, banquet, seminar or other events, with the flexibility to adapt into two breakout sessions and complete with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

An inspirational choice for corporate and team building retreats, meetings and events, the resort ensures business is seamless and inspired, and that free time in-between rewards hard work. Participants can brush up on their bargaining skills in the ancient souk?of Nizwa, become a master chef and cook up a storm with a Spice Spoons cooking class or simply take part in a hike to gain a fresh perspective. Other group-based activities from abseiling, rock climbing and mountain biking are also available for more adventurous team members.

Once brains have been exhausted, guests can admire the vast canyon from the infinity pool’s edge, or the viewpoint where Diana, Princess of Wales once stood, before retreating to the comfort of one of the 33 villas complete with private temperature controlled infinity pools, or one of the 82 Premier and Deluxe Rooms with views of the dramatic canyon. Guests can pamper themselves with locally-inspired treatments and authentic hammam rituals at the Anantara Spa, whilst hunger pangs are well catered for with a collection of six restaurants and lounges ranging from a fine dining Arabian grill concept and poolside Roman inspired restaurant to an all-day international dining restaurant serving world classics and a rooftop shisha lounge, with the pleasant climate allowing for year-round alfresco dining.

With the talented events team on hand to help create inspirational and motivational experiences, minds will be refreshed, revitalised and full of mountain air, ready to hit the ground running back on city soil.