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

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting beaches.

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

Location and Transfers

The resort is located about fifteen minutes from Muscat via complimentary guest shuttle, on the bay (barr) of Al Jissah.

Accommodation

Al Bandar is one of three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat. The name Al Bandar means “The Town” and the architecture of the hotel is inspired by old Muscat, featuring buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies.

Al Bandar is the resort’s focal point, featuring eight food and beverage outlets and 11 meeting rooms, as well as the spectacular Barr Al Jissah Ballroom measuring 1,056 square metres and providing banquet-style seating for up to 700 people.

The five-star deluxe property provides 198 sea-facing guestrooms, each offering a minimum of 45 square metres of space and including a balcony or terrace.

Deluxe Room – offer expansive space with a modern, Arabian-inspired décor that expresses the spirit of Oman in a contemporary setting. Each room has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman and offers a comfortable writing desk, bathroom with a separate bath and shower cubicle and a balcony, furnished with a table and two chairs

Deluxe Terrace Room – decorated in a modern, Arabian-inspired style, and feature an expansive terrace with direct access to the gardens and pool areas. Each room has views of the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman and offers a comfortable writing desk, bathroom with a separate bath and shower cubicle and a terrace, furnished with a table and two chairs with direct access to the gardens and pool areas

Deluxe Sea Facing Room –offer expansive space with a modern, Arabian-inspired décor that expresses the spirit of Oman in a contemporary setting. Each room has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman and offers a writing desk, bathroom with a separate bath and shower cubicle and a balcony, furnished with a table and two chairs

Premier Room – some of the largest non-suite rooms in Oman, and feature a luxurious, Arabian-inspired décor with memorable views of the lush gardens and the Gulf of Oman. Each room has a view across the lush gardens and pool area towards the sea and offers a writing desk, bathroom with a separate bath and shower cubicle and a balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs

One Bedroom Suite – offer expansive, contemporary luxury with an Arabian-inspired décor, and are ideal for guests travelling as a group or who require extra space and amenities. Each suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman and offers a separate sitting room, a separate bath and shower cubicle and a spacious balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs

Speciality Suite – offer the luxury of expansive space, with a contemporary, Arabian-inspired décor and state-of-the-art amenities, including flat screen televisions and DVD entertainment. The suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman and offers a separate sitting room and dining area and a spacious balcony, furnished with a table and two chairs

Dining

Restaurants

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers a wide choice of dining at each of the three hotels. At the Al Waha, enjoy the culinary theatre and Latin flavours of Samba, or pick up a child-friendly meal at the Surf Café.

Al Bandar is home to Capri Court, featuring contemporary Italian cuisine, as well as Tapas & Sablah, an outdoor dining experience complete with live entertainment. Al Tanoor features an evocative Arabian atmosphere that creates an engaging dining experience at each of the many open culinary stations.

Two culinary high points of Oman may be found at the Al Husn: Sultanah, a stylish restaurant with a luxury cruise theme, and Shahrazad, the only authentic Arabic restaurant in Muscat, which serves traditional Moroccan, Lebanese and Omani cuisines in a contemporary and refined setting.

Whilst at the beach, enjoy Bait Al Bahr, the ideal place to enjoy traditional Omani seafood against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset.

Lounges & Bars

From casual relaxation at a poolside or beach bar, to the engaging social atmosphere of the lounges, you’ll always find the right spot to refresh, relax and enjoy a day or night in Oman. Some highlights include BAB rooftop lounge with a spectacular sea-view and DJ beats as well as Piano Lounge with a pianist playing live classical music while you enjoy a cocktail

Facilities and Activities

CHI Spa

600-metre Private Beach

500-metre lazy River

6,000 square-metres of Swimming Pools

4 Tennis Courts

Health Club

Dive Centre offering PADI dive instruction and certification

Omani Heritage Village

Exclusively at Al Waha:-

Cool Zone Children’s Club

Children & Toddler’s Pools

Exclusively at Al Bandar:-

Exclusive Retail Outlets

Other Facilities:-

Business Centre

Hair/Beauty Salon

Travel Agency & Tour Desk

Gift Shop and 11 Retail Outlets (Al Waha & Al Bandar)

Florist

1,000 seat outdoor Amphitheatre

Cool Zone Children’s Club – located in the Al Waha Hotel in the heart of the resort, welcomes children from the age of 4 years

Children’s Pool – located beside the Circles Pool at Al Bandar

Boat Excursions (sunset cruising, whale and dolphin watching)

Scuba Diving

Snorkelling

Sailboats and windsurfing

Tour Options – desert safaris, wadi exploration, historic site

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