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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: Overlooking the stunning turquoise water of the Sea of Oman, this incredible resort, which features three distinct luxury hotels, sits on 124 acres of rugged mountains and gorgeous beaches. And just 15 minutes from the bustling capital of Muscat, this resort combines the best of all worlds.

History: Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa opened in late 2005 and features Oman’s first family dedicated hotel, Al Waha.

Service: Throughout three hotels and multiple restaurants, the service at Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is nothing less than impeccable, in keeping with the high standards of the acclaimed Shangri-La brand.


Sitting atop a natural playground, Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has a wide variety of facilities for guests to enjoy, from beaches and pools to the lazy river and the fitness center. And for those who want to relax and be pampered, there’s the star of the show: CHI, The Spa.

CHI, The Spa

A symbol of world-class spa service at international Shangri-La hotels, CHI, The Spa provides a luxurious, relaxing space to unwind and indulge, through private treatments or a visit to the CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tropical showers, and an ice fountain.  

Fitness Center

Bring your workout to the next level at the resort’s fitness center, overlooking the beach and the sea and featuring a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi.

Lazy River

Connected to the pools at Al Waha and Al Bandar, the Lazy River is the perfect activity for kids and adults alike: float down the river on inflatable tubes as many times as you’d like between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Enjoy a dip in one of the resort’s spacious, cooled swimming pools located at all three hotels (the pool at Al Husn is exclusively for those guests). Each pool has an adjacent bar offering snacks and cocktails.

Private Beaches

Lay out on the long stretch of beach and enjoy the view and the amenities, including beach loungers, umbrellas, towels, bathrooms, showers and bar service with light snacks. Guests of Al Husn may also relax on Turtle Beach, a smaller, secluded beach at the edge of the mountains.


Over the sprawling 124-acre resort property, there are many places to grab a quick bite, enjoy a leisurely cocktail or relish in a fancy, gourmet meal. With 11 restaurants and six bars, guests can find light snacks, elegant cocktails, and gourmet dishes: whatever they are craving and anything of their choosing.

Al Tanoor

Enjoy the delectable cuisine of the Arabian Gulf region in this traditional Omani restaurant, designed with Arabian tents, pottery and vibrant colours. The restaurant serves up incredible Arabian cuisine at open cooking stations, as well as Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish food.

B.A.B. Lounge

Grab a glass of wine, champagne, or a signature cocktail at B.A.B. Lounge, a large, relaxing environment for pre-dinner drinks or late-night social hour. The Lounge also serves a selection of canapés, sharing platters, seafood messah, and light snacks, and hosts a daily happy hour from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Capri Court

Offering fresh, seasonal Italian cuisine off a constantly-evolving menu, Capri Court is a lovely spot to enjoy a meal overlooking the beach and lush gardens from its stylish and contemporary indoor and outdoor seating areas.


An international restaurant showcasing cuisine from Asia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean, Sambra features open show kitchens so guests can interact with the chefs as they whip up delicious meals.

Tapas & Sablah

Pull up a chair in resort’s central piazza at Tapas & Sablah, a Mediterranean, Asian, and Middle Eastern tapas bar that offers food, drinks, and shisha late into the night.



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