Things to do in the mountains surrounding Nizwa.
Admire canyon majesty from the infinity pool edge, or the viewpoint where Princess Diana once stood. Paint and photograph the dramatic landscape. Then explore it on foot or by bike.View Discovery Brochure
A climber’s dream, Oman’s highest via ferrata is on Jabal Akhdar, and offers both beginner and intermediate routes to tackle. Abseil down sheer drop-offs or zipline across the canyon.
Designed to European safety standards, the course features a series of escape routes so that climbers can quickly ascend back up to the mountaintop. A team of certified instructors, trained by a highly experienced British mountain guide, is on hand to assist climbers as they attach themselves to the cables using a waist harness and a locked carabiner system.
Please note that this activity is subject to availability and weather conditions.
Ride complimentary bicycles to explore the grounds of our beautiful canyon-edge resort. Or head out to investigate the fascinating local highlights on our doorstep, with the option of a Bike Buddy to accompany you.
Three Village Trail Hike
Enjoy an easy walk at high altitude, following old paths that link mountain villages. Admire terraced farmland and ancient falaj irrigation systems, fossilised coral and a traditional rose water distillery. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the western Hajar Mountains which changes with the seasons.
Painting & Photography
Let breathtaking surrounds awaken the artist inside. Hike up into the mountains and master how to use a digital single-lens reflex camera with a qualified photography guide. Our resort’s remote wilderness setting, far from any city lights, is also ideal for astro photography. Paint the colours of mountain sunsets with acrylic painting lessons.
Spice Spoons Cooking Classes
Delve into the secrets of Thai and Omani cuisine, learning how to prepare your favourite dishes in a step-by-step class. Tour the chef’s garden, picking the freshest ingredients, while the chef teaches you how to blend spices and source replacements at home.
Perched 2,000 metres above sea level and with no light pollution, our resort is a stargazing paradise. Spot the Milky Way through a powerful telescope. Star discovery and education also makes this a playful quest for younger guests.
A dramatic canyon vista gives our infinity pool and belvedere a striking backdrop. Swim in temperature-controlled water or soak in the heated Jacuzzis, while little ones play in the children’s pool.
Stay in touch and up to date with complimentary access to the library’s Apple computers and business centre services. Enrich your knowledge of Oman’s landscapes and heritage, using the LED touch screen digital museum to browse information and images.
Kids' and Teens' Clubs
At Asfour Kids' Club, indoor and outdoor play areas offer endless fun - from a trampoline, rocking horses and a basketball hoop, to a playground jungle gym with swings, a slide and climbing frames.
Just for teenagers, the Jabal Teens’ Club offers a cool place to hang out and socialise. Xbox, foosball and a billiards table keep young minds engaged, while hiking trips offer the excitement of exploration.
Our famous viewpoint is named after Diana, Princess of Wales, who graced the site with Prince Charles in 1986. Charles spent most of his time painting the scenery in watercolours, while Diana read a book.
Drink in the canyon’s rugged beauty over refreshments. Watch the sun rise and set as you practise yoga. Indulge in a tailor-made Dining by Design journey.