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Alila Hinu Bay offers Frankincense Journey in tie-up with OJAR

MUSCAT, September 14, 2022

Perched alongside an infinite blue bay, with a natural private beach, is Alila Hinu Bay, a boutique beachfront resort in Mirbat that presents a ‘surprisingly different’ experience for an intimate weekend staycation or a family holiday. 
Located on the world-famous Frankincense Route, Alila Hinu Bay, Salalah, has launched ‘The Frankincense Journey’ in collaboration with Omani fragrance brand OJAR, paying homage to the heritage and cultural significance of the Frankincense Route, one of the ancient trade roads that defined the world.
OJAR, founded by Sheikha Hind Bahwan, is a fusion of fragrances from the East and the West. Created as a statement of modernity and traditional harmony, the brand pays tribute to the art and rituals of Middle Eastern perfume making.  OJAR comes from the word Hojari, which is widely regarded as the finest quality of frankincense resin in the world, located in Oman’s Dhofar mountains. 
As part of the journey, guests will experience a new menu at The Orchard Restaurant inspired by the signature frankincense fragrance collection from OJAR, composed of Eagle Eyed Stranger, Routes Nomades and Forgiven Outrage, paying tribute to the frankincense tree from the Dhofar mountains, its precious resin and the harvesters. 
Filling the atmosphere with the crisp air of the Arabian sea, diners can also connect with the rich cultural heritage of the region at The Orchard Restaurant. With its proximity to the ancient port of Khor Rori - one of the ports used during olden times to transport frankincense from the Arabian Sea, through the Red Sea, overland through Egypt continuing to the Mediterranean – The Orchard restaurant takes guests on a culinary voyage with carefully crafted dishes that draw inspiration from the travels of the frankincense traders both on land and sea, with notes of OJAR infused throughout. The menu takes guests on an epicurean voyage with carefully selected, handcrafted dishes such as Shuwa Spiced Lamb Rack with Omani dates and Sandalwood-smoke, or Bhugasa with Frankincense Cream, Rose Petals and Cardamom.
Throughout the collaboration, guests may also practice ‘Camel Milks-ology’ by learning how to prepare a signature ‘Desert Rose’ or ‘Naqaccino’ curiously-infused beverage, or head to Spa Alila for a favoured 150-minute 'Timeless Frankincense Signature Escape' treatment, followed by a relaxing night’s sleep at one of the resort’s spacious rooms or expansive villas, a private pool and serene outdoor bathtub. 
The hallmark of Alila hotels is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalised hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means “surprise” in Sanskrit, which describes the refreshing character of its properties and impressions of its guests. -TradeArabia News Service


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