Time your visit to Al Jabal Al Akhdar to experience an exquisite seasonal wonder.
From March to mid-May, Damask roses cascade down the mountain slopes in full bloom. Providing Anantara guests with an exclusive cultural journey, we invite you to meet the families who continue to make rose water in traditional distilleries. See first-hand the age-old way that smoked rose water is extracted.
Delve deeper into this ancestral encounter. Enjoy insights that have been passed down through the generations, as your private Mountain Guru translates the Arabic stories of a village elder.
Travel by private 4x4 to farmland in tiered valleys, accompanied by an expert Mountain Guru. Meet the village elder, Abdullah, who has the oldest hand in traditional rose water making. Admire his spectacular rose garden - where Damask roses bloom from March until mid-May.
Follow Abdullah into his distillery to see the tarnished silver bowls and fire clay oven that are used to make rose water, the age-old traditional way. As this legendary elder explains the ancestral techniques in Arabic, your Mountain Guru translates the story for you.
Discover how Abdullah’s family rose water recipe is recognised by the Oman Heritage foundation. Learn about its many healing properties for the skin, hair and digestion. Anantara guests can also take home a fragrant reminder, with the famous ‘Rose Potion’ available for sale.
This activity is only available from March to Mid-May.