A Festive Escape at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman

  • Venue: Al Baleed Resort Salalah
  • Date: 23-11-2017

UAE, November: Those looking for a festive getaway this December can choose to stay at the stunning Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara for the perfect blend of festive cheer and beachfront paradise.

The luxurious resort is located in Salalah, on the south coast of Dhofar, which is famed for its frankincense groves, a fragrance that is synonymous with the Christmas season and traditional Arabic culture. Combined with an expansive pristine beach, and the resort's contemporary Middle Eastern ambience, this unique property provides the perfect setting for an Arabian festive escape with loved ones.

Festive Cheer
Throughout December, the resort's traditional backdrop of twinkling lanterns, rich artistic furnishings and palm-fringed walkways will take on a more festive theme with the addition of a gingerbread house in the main lobby. On the 12th December, guests are invited to gather for the official lighting of the Christmas tree where they can enjoy seasonal treats of mulled wine, eggnog and canapes as they ring in the joyful season followed by a barbeque on the beach. Families are also invited to enjoy a festive beach and pool day package on the 22nd December, embracing the family spirit of the season. As part of the festivities, the resort is bringing in renowned sand artist Ray Wirick to create some impressive sculptures, as well as hosting a one-hour workshop for guests.

Christmas Eve will be a delight for all the senses with a special cocktail gathering at the poolside Al Mina restaurant, followed by a grand buffet of traditional favourites with live entertainment from the resident band and Anantara team member's choir. This joyful evening will be topped off by a visit from Santa Claus himself, keeping the kids entertained with a bagful of presents.

Christmas day at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara will be one of pure indulgence and relaxation. Guests can choose to relax on the beach, float in the exotic infinity pool, or treat themselves to a pampering spa treatment at the Anantara Spa, followed by a festive meal with all the trimmings with friends and loved ones at one of the resort's three restaurants.

New Year Celebrations
New Year's Eve will be glamourous affair, with a cocktail reception around the pool, followed by a lavish dinner at the resort's Sakalan Restaurant. Guests can indulge in a selection of Christmas delicacies, enjoy celebratory drinks and bubbles courtesy of the hotel's very own Mixology and Wine gurus and soak up live entertainment from the resident band alongside spectacular fire shows. As the clock strikes twelve, there will be a magical Thai lantern release as guests toast the New Year. Following the excitement of the night's events, guests can tuck into a delicious New Year's Day brunch at Sakalan, and to round off the festive season, the resort will throw a Christmas Orthodox Dinner giving guests one last chance to indulge in festive themed treats.


12th December 2017
Christmas Tree Lighting - free | Festive BBQ on the Beach - OMR 16++ (food only)

22nd December 2017
Festive beach and pool day package:
Adults - OMR 18++ | Kids- OMR 10++.
(Prices include pool access, lunch and unlimited soft drinks)

24th December 2017
Christmas Eve Cocktails - Free for guests and those who have booked Christmas Eve Dinner
Christmas Eve Dinner: Adults - OMR 25++ | Kids - OMR12++
(Prices inclusive of soft beverages)

28th December 2017
Sip and Savour drinks reception:
Adults: OMR 18++

31st December 2017
New Year's Eve Dinner
Adults: OMR 99++ | Kids: OMR 49++
(House drinks included for adults; soft drinks included for kids)

1st January 2018
New Year's Day Breakfast
Adults: OMR 25++ | Kids: OMR 12++
(Prices inclusive of soft drinks)

6th January 2018
Christmas Orthodox Eve Dinner
Adults: OMR 25++ | Kids: OMR 12++
(Prices inclusive of soft beverages)

Prices start from AED 1,067 per night staying in a Premier Sea View Room.

For reservations, please visit, email, or call +968 2322 8222.