Earlier this month, DesignFix got a sneak peek at the new Anantara Resort in Salalah, Oman. The property is set to open this September. For centuries, Salalah was an important port city for trade in frankincense and silk. The new hotel has been built just adjacent the Al Baleed archaeological resort, the remains of an 8th century port that is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
In the summers Salalah, a subtropical region, experiences the khareef — carry over rains from the monsoon season in South Asia and the landscape transforms from dry and rocky to a verdant and lush. The mountains, which in previous months are barely visible due to the dust in the air, once again majestically loom over this sleepy, coastal town.
The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is positioned as the first luxury resort along the south coast of Dhofar. There are plenty of areas to relax in this sleek, white-washed property whether at the infinity pool, the beach, or the spa, which will house Salalah’s first hamman. But what we are looking forward to is visiting during next year’s khareef, positioning ourselves in front of view in the pool villa, and watching the rain come down over the magnificent waves of the Indian Ocean. Pure bliss. Just a one hour and 45 minute flight from Dubai, it is sure to be the perfect short weekend break.
For more information visit: salalah.anantara.com