Barr Al Jissah


The gates to Arabian splendour and treasure magically swing open: Welcome to the extravagantly exotic Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa set in the Sultanate of Oman.


Elaborately adorned, bathed in warm hues and built with precious materials, the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah betrays an obsession for small details and Omani culture.


The first-class luxury resort is divided into three separate hotels that all idyllically nestle in a bay with a private beach.


The flagship of the Barr read more » Al Jissah Resort is doubtlessly the ultimately luxurious, six-star house Al Husn. The Al Bandar Hotel, boasting well deserved five stars, is generally referred to as the heart of the resort and the Al Waha (also five stars) is the first choice for families.


No matter which of the refined houses you choose, the views are simply striking. And what is more, the Shangri-La Resort is located at a mere twenty minutes from Muscat and forty from the airport.


Your eyes are in for a treat independently from the direction you are facing: One way lies the glittering, turquoise ocean, the other the scenic mountain range. The best way to enjoy the panorama is taking a stroll through the resort’s beautiful kept gardens.


The Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah boasts a surprising total of nineteen bars and restaurants – culinarily you will be lost for choice! The small guests will be perfectly entertained and taken care of at the “Little Turtles” kid’s club.


The Samba Restaurant has your taste buds dancing: The gourmet restaurant is specialised on South American and specifically Argentinean cuisine. Fresh seafood is the speciality of the Bait Al Bahr.


Tapas prepared to perfection are best enjoyed at the “Tapas” and “The Silver Lounge” offers an elegantly quiet ambience just perfect for smoking a select cigar!


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Large does not have to be impersonal: Despite its rather large quantity of 680 rooms and suites divided between three hotels, the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah has all the magic flair of One Thousand and One read more » Nights.


1001 dreams are almost guaranteed with the large, cosy beds. Warm and dark colours in combination with brighter hues are at the heart of the appealing interior design.


There are infinite little details to be discovered, most connected to the age-old Arabian culture. Examples are the curved arch above the bed or the traditional lamps adorning the walls.


The five-star Al Waha Hotel offers a total of 302 rooms that are on average 37 square metres large. Slightly larger, the Al Bandar’s 198 rooms allow you to spread out on 45 square metres.


The so called “heart” of the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah accommodates no less than eight restaurants and bars – all providing culinary delights par excellence!


The last of the three hotels, the extravagant six-star Al Husn Hotel, offers 180 rooms boasting generous 56 square metres each. Fit to accommodate sultans and kings, the Presidential Suite features unbridled creature comforts on vast 500 square metres.


Each of the Shangri-La’s three hotels offers generously large swimming pools and gardens – just perfect to balance the Oman sun’s forceful heat!


For your entertainment, every room is equipped with a television set. Moreover, the room service is available for your requests around the clock. However, no electronic gadgets are needed to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Oman.


Make yourself comfortable on your terrace, balcony or patio and lean back to enjoy a startlingly beautiful sunset or just the bright night sky with your loved one by your side and a cool drink in hand! Just perfect!


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Spoil your body and let your soul fly free: The Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort’s Spa has “wellness and luxury” at the centre of its programme. And certainly, these are reflected in the exquisite read more » services offered.


It is an invigorating experience just perfect to recharge the batteries. The Barr Al Jissah’s spa follows the Shangri-La’s new CHI concept.


In the Chinese philosophy, “Chi” stands for life energy destined to flow freely through the body. The ancient lore and healing techniques developed in China and the Himalaya are based on this concept, designed to return inner peace and balanced wellbeing.


Enjoy any of the elaborate treatments at the gorgeous spa oasis and wind down in the steam bath or sauna afterwards. Of course, you may also decide to take a leisurely soak in the whirlpool.


The fully equipped gym allows you to balance the tantalising cuisine with a training session and the five tennis courts rid you of any excuse not to engage in a friendly match.


Beach soccer requires surprising stamina and technique and agility are the principle elements at beach volleyball. And then, of course, there are the many different water sports options.


The brilliantly colourful and highly diverse underwater wonderland is best discovered on a scuba dive. Moreover, boat excursions to admire the marine sights are also being offered.


A sailing trip is certainly the most romantic way to explore the open seas. And arriving back at the beach, why not master the breaking surf with the surf board of your choice?


Having indulged in the thrills of the sea, there is still the wide hinterland to explore. The Shangri-La offers exciting excursions into the desert that include visits to historic sites.


Maybe you will find a pretty little trinket to take home with you on your excursion. In any other case, there is superb shopping at the hotel’s Omani Heritage Village: perfect for a portable memory of your holiday or a present for your loved ones at home!


The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah in the Sultanate Oman – everything you could possibly wish for and more!


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