The three-hotel luxury resort is set on 124 acres of distinctive scenery approximately 45 minutes from Muscat International Airport. Located on the bay (“barr”) against a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains fronting the Sea of Oman, it is only 20 minutes away from downtown Muscat.
Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort &Spa, Sultanate of Oman is a fully integrated destination resort from where both leisure and business travellers can enjoy the perfect opportunity to have an ultimate relaxing holiday, conduct business in a tranquil environment, unwind in luxury and discover this historic land of contrasts and culture.
Unlike its more commercial neighbours, Oman embodies the true essence and mystique of Arabia, steeped in history and myth, from Sinbad the Sailor to the Queen of Sheba. Complementing the luxurious resort is a world of unique and often breathtaking experiences. The dramatic mountains, vast deserts, imposing forts, crystal-clear waters and a capital city that bustles with history make Oman a diverse tourism destination. With direct flights from many cities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, getting to the Sultanate has never been easier. Furthermore, visa‑on‑arrival facilities are now available for citizens from more than 60 countries.
The property comprises the exclusive Al Husn (The Castle), Al Bandar (The Town) and the family-oriented Al Waha (The Oasis) hotels. All 640 rooms and suites overlook the Sea of Oman, providing guests with 600 metres (1,968.5 feet) of pristine coastline.
The three hotels share 22food and beverage outlets that offer a mix of dining options, from poolside snacks to speciality restaurants. Each of the main restaurants serves a unique cuisine, such as Lebanese, Moroccan, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and South American.
“Eight years after opening, the resort has made a mark in Oman and in the Middle East. We are honoured to have received numerous international awards and achieve high recognition in the market. We are committed to delivering excellent service and ensuring our guests have the most memorable stay,” said Mark Kirk, general manager of Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort &Spa, Sultanate of Oman. “When combining our delivery of Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality from the heart together with the warm welcome and hospitality of the Omani people, it is an unbeatable combination.”