Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa


Oman's exhilarating seaside oasis, nestled in the majestic Al Hajar mountains.

Sited in a particularly enchanting corner of the world, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa covers 124 acres of stunning scenery bounded by the pristine waters of the Sea of Oman. Composed of two luxury resorts, the family-orientated Al Waha and the exclusive Al Bandar, the enchanting Arabian spirit of traditional Omani hospitality and culture is an ever present companion. Housing plenty of child-friendly amenities and its own water sports facility, and within easy access of Muscat's many local shopping and cultural attractions and dive sites, there's no end of exciting excursions and activities to enjoy in comfort.

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Al Waha

Meaning "The Oasis", all of Al Waha's 262 guestrooms have been designed to benefit from either ocean vistas or views of the verdant gardens and the hotel's several swimming pools. Oman's first dedicated family hotel, cultivating a friendly relaxed atmosphere, accommodation offers comfort and contemporary style elevated by furnished private balconies or patio areas attached to all residences. Supremely convenient, choose an Al Waha Superior Room for effortless access to the pool area. Al Waha One Bedroom Suites or Executive Rooms offer extra space and amenities, ideal for families and groups travelling together.

Al Bandar

A five-star property boasting 198 sea-facing guestrooms, Al Bandar's plush, spacious accommodation, ornate balconies and scenic views makes each room an inspiring haven. Featuring modern, Arabian-inflected décor and a wealth of intricate highlights reflecting the spirit of Oman, rooms are furnished with an artist’s eye for detail. Generously sized and luxurious, opt for a One Bedroom Suite or an opulent Specialty Suite for sleek interiors and plenty of enhanced contemporary touches.


Families are especially well cared for at this resort, and there are plenty of activities to amuse guests of all ages. Pamper the body and soul in the secluded CHI spa with decadent Swedish massages, Thai inspired treatments and beauty rituals featuring a vitality hydro pool, a steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area. If you can pull yourself away from their soothing ministrations, there's a well-equipped gym and fitness studio with indoor classes such as pilates and tabata, four floodlit tennis courts, table tennis and beach volleyball.

The Cool Zone Kids Club provides air-conditioned indoor and outdoor play area where children up to the age of eight can play under trained supervision and jump in to a busy schedule of engaging games and activities such as Make a "Minion", henna painting classes and daily film screenings. Families can challenge each other to a round of mini golf, or billiards, snooker, air hockey, electronic darts or video games in the games room or ride a camel or pony on the beach. Discover the Adventure Zone, an exciting entertainment venue packed with climbing walls, slides, hurdles and soft play areas. There's a dedicated children's swimming pool and a 'Lazy River' ride with inflatable tubes, and the fun-packed Splashpad, an aquatic play area with a combination of water features including light mists, touch sensitive sprays and projection jets.

Dive in to the seas for high-octane offerings such as hydro-sport jet packs wakeboarding, water-skiing and windsurfing, as well as gentler pursuits like snorkelling, clear bottomed kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding which are ideal for encountering the area's unique wildlife and landscape. A dive centre offers beginner courses and lessons for children aged eight and older in addition to more advanced outings for more experienced divers. The resort's professional guides can show you some of the wonders that hide in Oman's pristine waters and unspoiled reefs. Keep a look out for endangered hawksbill and green turtles, dolphins, moray eels, rays and placid whale and reef sharks.


  • 600 metre private beach
  • CHI, The Spa
  • Tennis courts
  • PADI dive centre
  • Water sports
  • Gym
  • Marina
  • Mini golf
  • Boat excursions
  • Baby-sitting services
  • Complimentary Muttrah Souk shuttle
  • Hair / beauty salon
  • Taxi and limousine services

Some of the above facilities may carry a supplementary charge.


With a staggering selection of 15 distinctive restaurants and bars encompassing everything from alfresco cafes, great for catching up with family and friends, to refined and intimate Italian restaurants, fresh local seafood to international favourites, there's something for everyone here. Discerning epicureans can embark on epic culinary journeys every night in a series of atmospheric settings with some of the most stunning views to be found in the entire resort.



Approximately 45 minutes by road from Muscat Airport (MCT).



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