In Pictures: Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort
Five-star resort Alila Jabal Akhdar is the first development in Oman to obtain LEED Silver Certification.
Developed by the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC, the five-star resort Alila Jabal Akhdar is the first development in Oman to obtain LEED Silver Certification. Alila Jabal Akhdar employs solar panels capable of providing up to 60% of the resort's energy requirements. The resorts utilises a number of sustainable technologies, such as water treatment facilities for irrigation, energy saving lighting and thermal control systems. The five-star resort, which launched in May 2014, boasts 86 suites of various categories and sizes. It also includes a spa, restaurants and meeting facilities. It also features indoor and outdoor swimming pools. During construction, the site incorporated a recycling program and a policy of pollution prevention. This was accomplished through the re-use of local building materials.