Climbing the rooftop of Arabia: Alila Jabal Akhdar, a luxury hotel in the mountains of Oman, has a newly opened via ferrata. It's the highest protected climbing path in the Middle East.
The Green Mountain: Alila Jabal Akhdar is surrounded by rocky desert terrains as well as lush terraced farms on Jebel Akhdar, or The Green Mountain as it's known in English. It's the highest point in Oman.
The ascent: The climb begins at the foot of the mountaintop property, situated 2,000 meters above sea level in Oman's Al Hajar mountain range, before snaking down a cliff through a cave and up a sharp vertical rock face.
Don't look down: Clip on, clip off, repeat. That's the essence of a via ferrata climb.
Iron way: Latin for "iron way," via ferratas were originally used during the First World War to allow Italian troops to carry supplies across the Alps. Today, they're a favorite of adventure lovers and thrill seekers around the world.
Wire bridge: To complete the journey, climbers have to walk across a wire bridge suspended twenty meters above the valley.
Adventure experiences: Via Ferrata Cave Affair Experience is one of the adventures guests of Alila Jabal Akhdar can sign up to. It requires a degree of fitness.
Fort-inspired hotel: The design of Alila Jabal Akhdar is inspired by ancient forts and partly constructed by traditional Omani construction techniques using local stones.