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Alila Jabal Akhdar, perched 2000 meters above sea level on the cliffs of the Hajar Mountains, has long been celebrated for its blend of luxury and eco-consciousness. Today marks a significant milestone with the inauguration of Oman’s first hydroponic farm within a luxury hotel, setting a new standard for sustainability in the region.

This innovative initiative unfolds in two phases. Phase 1, spanning 646 square meters and launched earlier this year, achieved its inaugural harvest in March. Featuring hydroponics—a soil-free method using nutrient-rich water—this phase yields year-round crops like lettuce, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, and bell peppers, with blueberries soon to follow.

The hydroponic farm enhances guest experiences through unique “Alila Moments.” Guests can personally harvest fresh produce and enjoy tailor-made meals at the Open Kitchen picnic area. This concept, spearheaded by General Manager Puneet Singh, underscores Alila’s commitment to sustainability and delivering exceptional guest experiences.

“We are incredibly proud to lead the way in sustainable agriculture in the Omani hospitality sector,” said General Manager Puneet Singh. “Our hydroponic farm is not just an investment in the environment; it’s a pledge to our guests and the local community that we are committed to fostering a sustainable future.”

Alila Jabal Akhdar’s hydroponic farm, a first among Omani hotels, will expand in Phase 2 to include a wider variety and greater volumes of fruits and vegetables. This initiative aims to redefine the farm-to-table concept, supporting local produce and fostering community sustainability.

The hydroponic farm is officially set to launch on 4th July 2024 by Dr. Hasil Obaid Al Mahrouqi, CEO of OMRAN Group, accompanied by other official delegates, marking a significant milestone in the resort’s sustainability journey.

In addition to the hydroponic farm, Alila Jabal Akhdar actively pursues several other sustainability initiatives. The resort boasts an organic farm producing seasonal fruits and vegetables, alongside hundreds of pomegranate, plum, and rose plants, with ongoing cultivation of figs, apricots, and olive trees. Beehives on-site yield fresh honey, complemented by water conservation efforts through a dedicated treatment plant and recycling systems. Solar energy heats water in guest rooms, and energy-efficient lighting enhances environmental stewardship throughout the resort.

As the sun sets over the majestic Hajar Mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar invites you to join them on their journey toward sustainability, where luxury and environmental consciousness harmoniously coexist.

For more information on Alila Jabal Akhdar and its sustainability initiatives, visit or contact +968 25 344200.