Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa near Muscat in Oman is one of our favourite resorts in the Middle East, with three hotels – Al Husn, Al Bandar and Al Waha – which cater for a range of luxury holiday needs. We can advise which is most suitable for you.

The palatial Al Husn – the most prestigious of the three hotels – is one of the largest and most luxurious in Oman. Overlooking the rest of the resort, Al Husn is a luxurious enclave set on a dramatic headland that offers the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and seascape.

The contemporary Arabian-inspired guest rooms and suites have tranquil views and are perfect for those seeking exceptional luxury.

Nestled at the foot of a mountain range, Al Waha, which means The Oasis, is a gorgeous retreat featuring beautiful swimming pools lined with palm trees.

Each spacious guest room has a private balcony or patio with stunning views of the Gulf of Oman. Enjoy the culinary theatre and international flavours of Samba, or dine in the child-friendly Surf Café, just two of the wide choice of restaurants throughout the resort.

Inspired by old Muscat, Al Bandar, which means The Town, features buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies.

Sea-facing rooms have expansive space with modern, Arabian-inspired decor, reflecting the soul of Oman, and Al Tanoor restaurant offers an engaging dining experience with open cooking stations, while Tapas & Sablah is excellent for al fresco dining.

Chi, The Spa, is the perfect place to unwind, with partially submerged sun beds that allow you to relax within the glistening pool. Another highlight is the lazy river 500 metres away, which provides a novel and memorable way for guests to travel between the Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels.