Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Bandar

Meaning “the town”, this area of the resort is inspired by the architecture of old Muscat and conveys a sense of Arabian rapture from a bygone era.

Buildings are designed and constructed at varying heights and levels to give a quirky sense of being in the middle of an old city. Balconies embellish the rooms and their ornate design further adds to the air of magnificence. The centre point of the resort, Al Bandar, boasts no less than seven dining outlets and a vast opulent ballroom.

198 Deluxe and Deluxe Sea-Facing guest rooms are generously sized with Arabian-inspired décor. Suites here are more contemporary in feel and offer a luxurious amount of space, as well as great views over the lush vegetation and stunning Gulf of Oman.

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, close to the old capital of Muscat, nestles between a dramatic mountainous backdrop and the spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman, and is home to three exclusive hotels: Al Waha, Al Bandar and Al Husn.

The resort comprises delightful beaches, numerous swimming pools, an Omani Heritage Village and Al Mazaar Souk. CHI, The Spa, a sanctuary of personal rejuvenation and relaxation, and a host of sporting facilities including diving, tennis, health club, watersports and boat excursions complete the experience.