Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

The deep turquoise blue water of the Sea of Oman is hypnotic, contrasting vividly with the majestic mountains that rise behind the resort. This is the fascination of Oman.

Nestled amongst mountains a veritable oasis

Al Waha is Oman's first dedicated family hotel. It is the largest of the three hotels at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman. Comprising 262 guestrooms, each room provides guests with either a 5 sqm balcony or patio, with seaview or sea-facing perspectives.

The name Al Waha means "The Oasis", and has been designed such that the hotel's several swimming pools form an oasis incorporating many date palm trees.

The architecture of Al Waha is traditional Dhofari, from the southern region of Oman. Nestled at the foot of a mountain range, vehicular access has been made possible by a man-made tunnel.

The town of old & new offers a luxurious retreat

Al Bandar is one of the three hotels at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman. The five-star deluxe property provides 198 sea-facing guestrooms.

The name Al Bandar translates as "The Town", a name reflected in the architecture of the hotel. Inspired by old Muscat, featuring buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies, Al Bandar is an inspiration.

Al Bandar Hotel is the resort's focal point, featuring seven food and beverage outlets and 11 meeting rooms, as well as the spectacular Barr Al Jissah Ballroom measuring 1,056 square metres and providing banquet-style seating for up to 700 people.

Beyond the blue horizon

Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa redefines Omani elegance and Asian hospitality...

Standing majestically on a cliff top overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa presents a new model for luxury hospitality in Muscat.

As you arrive at the palatial Al Husn, which means “castle” in Arabic, traditionally dressed doormen stand within the heavy carved wooden doors to offer a royal welcome befitting a real Arabian palace. Within seconds, the journey from home to the hotel becomes a distant memory as you embrace the atmosphere drenched in tranquility – your stay at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa has only just begun.

You will be forgiven for thinking you have reached the home of an Omani royal. Dripping with regal opulence, the resort’s inviting design fuses Moorish and Omani architectural elements with the Sultanate of Oman’s rich heritage as reflected by strong cultural references throughout the décor.

As you explore further, the central courtyard is inspired by the Alhambra of Granada, and is vacant, with the exception of water features and palm trees. It is the perfect spot to enjoy complimentary cocktails each evening at sunset, that magical time of day when the sun is dropping below the horizon.

With 180 rooms and suites, including the largest entry level rooms in Muscat, Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa elevates Omani hospitality to new heights, embracing the natural Asian service for which Shangri-La is renowned. Luxurious amenities and privileges are extended to all guests. Butler service, daily afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, pre-loaded iPods with personalized music selection, and complimentary mini bar ensure all needs are catered to. A team of dedicated Shangri-La specialists is available to tailor your experience from pre-arrival to departure.

You will embark on an inspiring culinary journey through 4 restaurants that offer delicious Arabic and international dishes, and 2 lounges that serve premium evening cocktails. Indulge and enjoy innovative dining experiences including a beach grill, serving freshly caught sustainable fish and meat selections, and the poolside café’s locally sourced and organic menu elements.

As a guest at Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, you will enjoy signing privileges at 15 additional dining venues across adjacent sister property Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. The hotel’s spectacular location also sets the scene for some very romantic outdoor dining experiences.

The private and secluded 100-metre beach and infinity pool are reserved for the exclusive use of guests Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa.

Elsewhere on this beautiful property, you can relax at the brand new Hareer Spa by L'occitane, due to launch in January 2018, or work out at the state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa strives to provide an atmosphere of the utmost tranquillity, and thus maintains a policy of only encouraging guests over the age of twelve.
The conference and meeting facilities at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa feature audiovisual equipment and lighting support.

The pillar-less Barr Al Jissah Ballroom seats 700 guests banquet style. Including the pre-function area, this number increases 850 guests. There are also seven additional meeting rooms.
  • 1,000 seat outdoor amphitheatre
  • Outdoor venues by the beach
  • Omani Heritage Village with traditional shops and activities
  • Al Mazaar Souk – arcade with retail shops, entertainment facilities, café and restaurants
  • Marina
  • Guest information centre
  • Business centre
  • Baby-sitting / child care services
  • Complimentary shuttle to Muttrah Souk and shopping areas
  • Hair / beauty salon
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Travel agency and tour desk
  • Taxi and limousine services
  • Postal and courier services
  • Parking facilities
  • Gift shop (Al Waha and Al Bandar)
  • Car rental service
  • Disabled-friendly facilities
  • Pharmacy
  • Florist
  • Same day laundry and valet services
  • 600-metre private beach
  • 500-metre lazy river
  • 6,000 square-metre of swimming pools
  • 4 lighted tennis courts
  • Health club with both cardio and weight studios
  • CHI, The Spa with 12 treatment villas
  • Sauna, steam room and jacuzzi
  • Adventure Zone – family entertainment centre with play area, Internet, video games and party venue (air-conditioned)
  • GameZ entertainment centre
  • Mini golf
  • Boat excursions (sunset cruising, dolphin watching)
  • Dive centre offering PADI and SSI dive instruction and certification
  • Watersports activities such as snorkelling, water ski, kayaking and knee board
  • Omani Heritage Village
  • Tour options – desert safari, wadi exploration, historic sites

Exclusively at Al Waha:

  • Cool Zone Kids Club (air-conditioned)
  • Children and toddlers’ pools
  • Splashpad aquatic play area
  • Gift shop
  • Exclusively at Al Bandar:
  • Art gallery
  • Gift shop

Exclusively at Al Husn:

  • 100-metre private beach
  • Infinity pool
  • 24-hour private gymnasium
  • Library
  • Hospitality lounge

Al Waha Lobby Lounge

With panoramic pool, garden and sea views, Al Waha Lobby Lounge is an inviting spot with a wide selection of coffees, teas, cocktails and light snacks, as well as afternoon teas.

Cuisine
Light snacks and beverages
Attire
Smart Casual
Operating Hour
08.00 am – 12.30 am

Assira

Assira offers a wide selection of light and healthy salads, sandwiches and snacks, as well as refreshing cold beverages throughout the day at Pool Bars. During the daily happy hour, from 6pm - 7pm, you can enjoy a 50% discount on selected beverages by the glass.

Cuisine
Light snacks and beverages
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour
10.00 am - 09.00 pm

Samba

Samba showcases exotic, international cuisine with flavours of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean.

Cuisine
International
Attire
Resort Casual
Operating Hour
Breakfast: 06.30 am – 11.00 am <br>Lunch: 12.00 nn – 03.00 pm (a la carte only) <br>Dinner: 06.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Surf Café

Surf Café is a fashionably casual dining venue with its own Internet stations. Serving healthy salads and snacks as well as burgers and sandwiches, Surf Café is a great spot to stay connected while sampling light meals.

Cuisine
Light snacks and beverages
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour
11.00 am – 10.00 pm

Bait Al Bahr

Bait Al Bahr invites you to experience the rich heritage and culture of Oman through our fresh seafood, prepared right by the beach.

Cuisine
Omani
Attire
Resort Casual
Operating Hour
07.00 pm - 11.30 pm (Saturday to Wednesday) <br>06.00 pm - 11.30 pm (Thursday and Friday)

Capri Court

Capri Court offers a contemporary Italian experience through its innovative menu and stylish restaurant design. Enjoy its fashionable ambience indoors or relax in the outdoor seating area which looks directly out to resplendent beach and garden views.

Cuisine
Italian
Attire
Resort Casual
Operating Hour
07.00 pm - 11.30 pm (Saturday - Wednesday) <br>06.00 pm - 11.30 pm (Thursday and Friday)

Al Tanoor

Al Tanoor serves the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region in a traditional Omani atmosphere. The interior is designed with Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours which complement the enticing dishes prepared for you at the open cooking stations.

Cuisine
Arabic
Attire
Smart Casual
Operating Hour
Breakfast: 06.30 am – 11.00 am <br>Lunch: 12.00 nn - 03.00 pm <br>Dinner: 06.30 pm - 11.00 pm

Tapas & Sablah

A relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort, serves Mediterranean and Asian tapas as well as Middle Eastern mezze late into the night. The menu is complemented by a full beverage and shisha selection.

Cuisine
Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour
06.00 pm – 01.00 am

Zafran Cafe

With indoor and outdoor seating, Zafran Cafe is close to the middle of the shopping arcade and close to the children's facilities. Serving coffee, teas, pastries and light meal, it is perfect for leisure dining and catching up with family and friends.

Cuisine
Light snacks and beverages
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour
Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 am - 08.00 pm

Circles

Enjoy a pizza from the wood-fired oven at Circles. Also available are snacks, pasta dishes, health drinks and cocktails at Pool Bars.

Cuisine
Light snacks and beverages
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour
10.00 am - 07.00 pm

Al Bandar Lobby Lounge

A lively meeting place in the heart of the resort, the refined yet casual Al Bandar Lounge offers an exclusive selection of fine teas, cocktails and other tempting refreshments.

Cuisine
Light snacks and beverages
Attire
Smart Casual
Operating Hour
08.00 am – 12.30 am

Piano Lounge

With a long terrace overlooking the Sea of Oman, Piano Lounge offers memorable views of the sea and the surrounding resort. Enjoy this perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks or late-evening cocktails and cognacs. The extensive menu includes light snacks, coffees, teas and a wide range of wines and popular beverages. Visit during the daily happy hour, from 10pm - 11pm, to enjoy a 50% discount on selected beverages by the glass.

Cuisine
Bar food
Attire
Smart Casual
Operating Hour
06.00 pm - 02.00 am

The Long Bar

A trendy bar located in the heart of the resort, The Long Bar offers a wide array of signature cocktails. During the daily happy hour, from 8pm - 9pm, enjoy a 50% discount on selected beverages by the glass.

Cuisine
Bar food
Attire
Smart Casual
Operating Hour
06.00 pm - 02.00 am

B.A.B. Lounge

B.A.B Lounge is a rooftop terrace offering uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Oman. Our environment is perfect for relaxing over pre-dinner drinks or late-night cocktails, mocktails, wine, champagne while enjoying a selection of sharing platters and light snacks. Signature cocktails include the B.A.B, Chill Sake, Aviation and B.A.B Martini, all carefully crafted by the resort’s mixoligists.
Join us for the daily happy hour, from 17.00 to 19.00, and enjoy a 50% discount on selected beverages by the glass.

Cuisine
Bar food
Attire
Resort Casual
Operating Hour
Saturday to Wednesday: 05.00 pm - 01.00 am <br>Thursday and Friday: 05.00 pm - 02.00 am<br>Daily Happy Hour: 05.00 pm - 07.00 pm

Sultanah

Luxurious Sultanah is a stylish restaurant offering elegant, modern Spanish cuisine in a bright and airy dining room. This impeccable venue is well regarded for the chef’s bold creative contemporary cooking and its extensive award-winning wine list.

Cuisine
Spanish
Attire
Smart Elegant, no beach wear and no shorts allowed
Operating Hour
Breakfast: 06.30 am - 11.00 am <br>Dinner: 07.00 pm - 11.30 pm

Shahrazad

Shahrazad is a striking and elegant restaurant that features the cuisines of the Arabian peninsula, including Omani specialities. Offering booth seating for couples and live entertainment from an Arabic duo, the venue offers a setting for guests seeking a special or romantic occasion. Private dining, indoor and romantic al fresco terrace seating is available.

Cuisine
Moroccan, Arabic
Attire
Smart Elegant, no beach wear and no shorts allowed
Operating Hour
Dinner: 07.00 pm - 11.30 pm

Al Husn Lobby Lounge

Cuisine
Light snacks and beverages
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour
08.00 am - 12.30 am

Asia Restaurant

Asia is a very spacious restaurant with a bright trendy modern look. It is currently only open for dinner, except on Fridays where it also opens for lunch.

Cuisine
Asian
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour

Fairouz

The big menu of Fairous offers a wide variety of hot and cold Lebanese starters, salads, main courses and grills. Fairouz also currently offers two set menu options one for regular grills and another for sea food grills.

Cuisine
Lebanese
Attire
Casual
Operating Hour

Cuisine
Attire
Operating Hour