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Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Bandar - Muscat, Oman

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa


A hidden retreat set amid 124 acres of ocean and desert scenery just fifteen minutes from the Sultanate's capital of Muscat, the luxurious Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa expresses the welcoming heritage of Oman.

The resort comprises three hotels: Al Waha (The Oasis), an ideal family vacation getaway, Al Bandar (The Town), in the heart of the resort, and Al Husn (The Castle), an exclusive six-star indulgence.

CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La, is the most extensive and well-appointed private spa in Oman, with twelve treatment villas that create a sanctuary of personal rejuvenation and relaxation.


Romantic Getaway


The resort is in an area that has a cyclone season, usually around June.


This 5-star resort complex is comprised of 3 hotels with a total of 680 rooms - Al Waha ("The Oasis"), an ideal choice for families and people travelling together, Al Bandar ("The Town"), a deluxe hotel in the heart of the resort, and Al Husn ("The Castle"), the most exclusive retreat.

No matter which hotel is chosen all rooms are sea facing and have private balconies, terraces or patios.

Specialty Suites
One Bedroom Suites
Premier Rooms
Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms
Deluxe Terrace Rooms
Deluxe Rooms


Whether your plans include adventure, rejuvenation or pure relaxation, Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers an enticing array of activities for both adults and young people.

The signature spa, Chi, is the largest and most luxuriously appointed spa in the Sultanate of Oman. Each treatment takes place in one of twelve private spa villas, allowing you to indulge your senses in spacious and private surroundings.

Private Beaches
Lazy River
Children's Pool
Fitness Centre
Tennis Courts
Scheduled Sports & Activities


Oman lies in a unique region in which many coastal areas are still relatively untouched and unexplored, and new discoveries both on the land and in the sea are waiting to be made. You may choose from a variety of nature activities and excursions. All are planned and conducted with sensitivity to our unique ecosystem.

Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Turtle Nesting

Omani Heritage Village - Children will especially enjoy the chance to get close to authentic Arabian horses and camels at this unique cultural centre.

Situated in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman is bordered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the west, Yemen to the south-west and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the north-west. Oman's coastline, which is 1,700 kilometres long, extends to the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Muscat is the capital of Oman, and host to beautiful beaches and a fascinating culture and heritage that dates back thousands of years.


Muscat International Airport (MCT)


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