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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Oman
Location: PO Box 644, Muscat, Postal Code 113, Sultanate of Oman
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa comprises of
luxurious three-hotel resort village in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
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In a stunning bay looking over the Gulf of Oman, nestled against a backdrop of rugged mountains, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is an integrated three-hotel luxury resort: 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"), our most exclusive retreat.
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.
Set admist 124 acres of landscaped gardens, on an idyllic private beach surrounded by sparkling blue waters and dramatic rock formations of the soaring mountains.
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Al Waha (The Oasis), an ideal family getaway, is Oman's first dedicated leisure hotel and has been designed in such a way that the hotel's swimming pools form an oasis incorporating many date palm trees. Each guest room offers a minimum of 37 square metres of space including a balcony or terrace.
Al Bandar (The Town) is the resort’s focal point, featuring 11 meeting rooms, as well as the Barr Al Jissah Ballroom measuring 1,056 square metres and providing banquet-style seating for up to 700 people. Each guestroom offers a minimum of 45 square metres of space including a balcony or terrace.
Al Husn(The Castle) offers a higher level of service, amenities and privileges to the most discerning of travellers. Guests of Al Husn hotel enjoy exclusive facilities including an infinity pool and a private beach. Each guestroom offers a minimum of 53 square metres of space including a balcony or terrace.
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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers a wide choice of restaurants in Muscat at each of our three hotels. At Al Waha hotel , enjoy the culinary theatre and Latin flavours of Samba or pick up a child-friendly meal at the Surf Café.
Al Bandar hotel is home to Capri Court, featuring contemporary Italian cuisine, as well as Tapas & Sablah, an outdoor dining experience . Al Tanoor features an evocative Arabian atmosphere that creates an engaging dining experience at each of our many open culinary stations.
Two culinary high points of Oman may be found at Al Husn hotel: Sultanah, a stylish restaurant with a luxury cruise theme, and Shahrazad, the only authentic Moroccan restaurant in Muscat, which serves traditional Moroccan cuisine in a contemporary and refined setting.
Whilst at the beach, enjoy Bait Al Bahr, the ideal place for traditional Omani seafood against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset.
Al Tanoor serves the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region in a traditional Omani atmosphere. The interior is designed with Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours which complement the enticing dishes prepared for you at the open cooking stations.
Bait Al Bahr
Enjoy freshly-prepared Omani seafood right by the beach at Bait Al Bahr, the resort’s ideal spot to catch the setting rays of the sun over the tranquil Gulf of Oman.
An authentic Italian restaurant emphasizing high-quality ingredients, contemporary Italian recipes and a large selection of fine wines, Capri Court also offers a private dining room for special occasions.
Samba showcases exotic, international cuisine with flavours of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. Dishes are prepared in open show kitchens, providing an engaging opportunity to interact with the chefs.
The only authentic Moroccan restaurant in Muscat, Shahrazad offers the exquisite tastes of traditional Moroccan cuisine in a contemporary, elegant setting.
Sultanah offers a uniquely stylish a la carte dining experience, imaginatively presented as the interior of a luxury cruise liner showcasing captivating views of the sea. Evening menus vary according to the ‘port of call’ on the liner’s itinerary for that night.
Café is a fashionable casual dining restaurant with its own Internet stations. Serving healthy salads and snacks, as well as burgers and sandwiches, Surf Café is a great spot to connect and enjoy casual fare.
Tapas & Sablah
Tapas & Sablah, a relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort, serves Mediterranean and Asian tapas as well as Middle Eastern mezze late into the night, complimented by a full beverage and shisha selection
LOUNGES AND BARS:
From casual relaxation at a poolside or beach bar, to the engaging social atmosphere of our lounges, you will always find the right spot to refresh, relax and enjoy a day or night in Oman.
Indulge in refreshing beverages and early evening cocktails right on the beach, with views of the inviting waters of the Gulf of Oman. Guests at Al Waha and Al Bandar are invited to enjoy the Mahhara Beach Bar and the adjoining beach area are for the exclusive use of guests at Al Husn.
Mahhara Beach Bar
Guests at Al Waha and Al Bandar are invited to enjoy Assira and Circles pool bars. The Mahhara Beach Bar and adjoining beach are for the exclusive use of guests at Al Husn.
Al Waha Lobby Lounge
With panoramic pool, garden and sea views, the Al Waha Lobby Lounge is an inviting spot to enjoy a wide selection of coffees, teas, cocktails, and light snacks, as well as afternoon tea.
Al Bandar Lobby Lounge
A lively meeting place in the heart of the resort, the refined yet casual Al Bandar Lounge offers an exclusive selection of fine teas, cocktails and other tempting refreshments.
Al Husn Lobby Lounge
The stylish Al Husn Lounge, one of Muscat's premier gathering spots, offers afternoon teas, pre-dinner cocktails, and light snacks throughout the day. Afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and canapés are available for in-house guests only
A contemporary coffeehouse, Mokha Café offers a diverse selection of freshly brewed coffees and loose-leaf teas, with a multitude of pastries, homemade ice creams, smoothies and a wide range of local and international delicious desserts.
With a long terrace overlooking the Gulf of Oman, the Piano Lounge offers memorable views of the sea and the surrounding resort. The perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or late evening cocktails and cognacs, the extensive menu includes light snacks, coffees, teas and a wide range of wines and popular beverages.
Assira (Al Waha hotel)
A great spot for the whole family, Assira offers a wide selection of light and healthy salads, sandwiches and snacks, as well as refreshing cold beverages throughout the day.
Circles (Al Bandar hotel)
Enjoy a pizza from the wood-fired oven at Circles, which also offers snacks, pasta dishes, health drinks and cocktails.
Al Muheet (Al Husn hotel)
Al Muheet offers the resort's most stylish and opulent poolside setting, with cocktails, health drinks and light snacks available to invigorate and refresh you as you enjoy the pool.
The Long Bar
A trendy bar located in the heart of the resort, The Long Bar offers a wide array of signature cocktails for you.
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The Sultanate of Oman boasts of more than 3,000 kilometres of coastline, rugged mountains, deep canyons, idyllic oasis and the most spectacular underwater scenery in the Middle East.
Imagine being given the opportunity to dive into this veritable oasis and discover all its delights. That is what Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Oman, offers its guests.
The main beach is a one kilometre expanse of warm golden sand washed by the cool turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman. Down a short path you'll find Turtle Beach, a smaller, secluded beach at the edge of the mountains.
The main beach offers bathrooms, showers, beach loungers, umbrellas, towels, and bar service with light snacks.
The beaches and facilities are for the private use of our guests, while Al Husn private beach is a secluded beach for the exclusive use of guests of Al Husn Hotel.
The resort has three expansive, cooled swimming pools, open from 6am to 8pm each day: Al Waha, Al Bandar, and a private pool for guests of Al Husn Hotel.
The adjacent pool bars offer light snacks, cocktails and refreshing drinks. The pools at Al Waha and Al Bandar are connected by the Lazy River.
Complimentary chilled mineral water is available at each pool, along with fresh towels.
Inspired by the centuries-old falaj system that brought fresh water to remote Omani villages, the Lazy River winds for a delightful half-kilometre between Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels.
Our guests use the river as a relaxing way of 'commuting' around the resort by simply floating along in the man-made current from pool to pool.
The Chi Spa
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being.
Designed as a secluded spa, CHI, The Spa allows guests to enjoy the privacy and luxury of the largest spa villas in Muscat, complete with spacious relaxation areas that include a private garden patio and a garden rain shower. From the calm serenity of the Spa’s welcoming inner sanctum, guests can enjoy the experience of the unique CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area inviting guests to linger in the restorative ambience of CHI. Guests can also book the Rhassul and Hammam to truly unwind and relax.
In traditional Chinese philosophy, "chi" or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For people to maintain good health, it is believed that "chi" must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, "dis-ease" and illness follow. Movement is therefore a key element in releasing blockages. Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.
The resort's fully equipped Fitness Centre offers stunning views over the beach and out to sea. Facilities include a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Sportswear is available from several shops within the resort.
The resort offers guests four tennis courts, open from 7am to 10pm daily.
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman offers guests a variety of sea sports to maximize its location by the Gulf of Oman. Both novice and experienced divers can benefit from dive excursions, snorkelling trips and PADI courses organized by the resort.
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Boat trips depart from the dive centre's own jetty, courses start in the shallow pool and later move to the different dive sites around Bandar Khayran area.
Marina & Sailing
The private resort marina, with berthing for up to 80 boats and yachts, is the ideal base from which to explore the Omani coast. The marina, anchored with powerful sea-flex shock absorbers, features 58 full-service berths for yachts up to 25 metres long and a maximum draught of 5 metres.
For Kids and Family
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat, offers families a welcoming, worry-free holiday in an enchanting corner of the world. Children can play in our safe, supervised environments, whilst parents relax and enjoy their own time together.
Cool Zone Kids Club
Located in the Al Waha Hotel in the heart of the resort, Cool Zone provides air-conditioned / indoor and outdoor play areas, both under trained supervision. Children up to the age of eight years old are welcome to use Cool Zone. Children under the age of four years old should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cool Zone is open from 8am to 8pm.
The Adventure Zone is an exciting family entertainment venue for all thrill seekers with a variety of modular play areas from Over Under Hurdles, Tumble Tower and Swing Over Net to a climbing wall, soft play areas and daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges. The highlights are the three Drop Slides providing fun and adventure for all, with the ultimate 6.5-metre Demon Drop slide. Adventure Zone is located in the Al Mazaar souk adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village and is open daily from 10am to 9pm.
The children's pool, open from 6am to 8pm, is located beside the Circles Pool at Al Bandar.
Meander your way between Al Waha, Al Bandar and back again on inflatable tubes along the Lazy River, inspired by the centuries-old falaj system that brought fresh water to remote Omani villages. The Lazy River is open daily from 9.30am to 7pm.
Activities for Children
Children love our popular games such as Treasure Hunt, Henna Painting, and the Sand City Competition. We also offer activities that let children explore traditional Arabian crafts in a hands-on, engaging way. Contact us for the most recent list of activities.
Located on the headland at the Al Waha hotel, Splashpad is an aquatic play area for all the family with a combination of water effects from light mists to touch sensitive sprays and projection jets. Splashpad is open daily from 9am to 7pm.
Located in Al Mazaar Souq, GameZ is a game room where the entire family can play billiards, snooker, air hockey, electronic dart and video games. GameZ is open daily from 12noon to 10pm.
To protect the safety of small children and provide a relaxed atmosphere for adults, certain areas of the resort, such as the in-hotel bars and CHI, The Spa, villas are reserved for adults only.
Meetings and Events
The conference and meeting facilities at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa feature audiovisual equipment and lighting support.
The pillar-less Barr Al Jissah Ballroom seats 700 guests banquet style. Including the pre-function area, this number increases 850 guests. There are also seven additional meeting rooms.
All of the conference and function rooms offers audiovisual equipment, including the following:
• Simultaneous translation system available upon request in advance
• Slide, overhead, LCD and direct projector
• Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access
WiFi Internet Access is available in the hotel public areas Free of charge.
Wired internet Access is available in the hotel rooms and is Free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site to all guest (reservation is not needed, subject to availability).
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Checkin: 14:00 hours
Checkout: 12:00 hours
Pets are not allowed.
Before traveling please check visa requirements.
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