Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Oman Oasis – Families will be Delighted!

Nestled in the mountains, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has variety of guest rooms each with a balcony featuring either a sea, garden or pool view. The hotel has several swimming pools and surrounding date palms central location. The resort is ideal for families and amenities include a kids club, adventure zone, lazy river, splash pad and more. The beachfront location means water sports Soharare on offer and on land, you will find tennis courts, beach volleyball and a fitness centre and gym. Chi, The Spa features a hydro pool, steam room, tundra and tropical showers and for the brave an ice fountain. There are 12 food and beverage outlets to dine and relax in including pool bars.

In Our Opinion

Families will love, love, love the activities and services at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa . Jump on the inflatable tubes and travel the lazy river inspired by the old water systems of the region; head to the Splashpad for touch sensitive water fun and enjoy the 3 pools across the resort.

Al Tanoor (Al Bandar)

Al Tanoor serves Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish favourites, A la carte dining is also available. Open for breakfast 06.30-11.00, lunch 12.00-15.00 & dinner 18.30-23.00. Seats 230.

Capri Court (Al Bandar)

Authentic Italian restaurant. Open for dinner.

Tapas & Sablah (Al Bandar)

Situated in a piazza in the heart of the resort and serving Mediterranean and Asian tapas in addition to Middle Eastern mezze. A full beverage list and shisha selection are also available. Open 18.00-01.00. Seats 96.

The Long Bar

Situated on the ground level and offering coffee and tea. Open 18.00-02.00. Seats 85.

Circles Pool Bar

Situated poolside and serving pizza and light meals as well as beverages. Open 10.00-19.00. Seats 110.

Piano Lounge (Al Bandar)

Serving pre or post dinner drinks with memorable views over the Gulf of Oman and surrounding resort.. Open 18.00-02.00. Seats 80.

Al Bandar Lounge

Situated on the lobby level making it convenient for snacks and beverages at any time of day. Open 08.00-12.30. Dress code is smart casual. Seats 27.

Samba (Al Waha)

A popular Latin American style restaurant with cuisines from Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Equador; dishes are prepared in an open show kitchen and there is an integral Tequila Bar. Open for breakfast 06.30-11.00, lunch 12.30-15.00 (a la carte only) & dinner 18.30-23.00. Seats 269.

Surf Café (Al Waha)

Combining dining with internet surfing, this fashionable café offers casual but healthy fare as well as traditional burgers and sandwiches. Open 11.00-22.00. Seats 59.

Bait Al Bahr (Al Waha)

Situated on the beachfront between the Al Waha and Al Bandar, this restaurant specialises in freshly prepared Omani seafood. Open 19.00-23.30. Seats 118.

Assira Pool Bar

Situated poolside and serving light meals and snacks. Open 10.00-21.00. Seats 100.

Al Waha Lounge

Situated on the lobby level and serving snacks and beverages. Open 08.00-12.30. Seats 40.

Zafran Cafe

Serving a variety of beverages, snacks, and light meals.

B.A.B. Lounge

Relaxing lounge perfect for pre-dinner drinks, late-night cocktails, wine and champagne. Open 17.00-01.00/02.00. Pleae note that guests must be aged over 21 after 21.00.

Chow Mee

Serving southeast Asian street food and will be opening autumn 2019.


  • 3 pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness centre
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Turtle Care Project

Chi, The Spa

  • Vitality hydro pool
  • Steam room
  • Tundra & tropical showers
  • Ice fountain
  • Relaxation room
  • Massage/facials/wraps/hammam/body treatments

Water-cooled powered by Uniboats - prices vary depending on activity

  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaks
  • Stand-up paddle boards
  • Wake boarding
  • Wind surfing
  • Jet ski
  • Flyboarding
  • Sailing

Diving – Extra Diving Qantab – additional charges apply

  • Scuba Diver/Open Water Diver courses
  • Introductory dives
  • Beginner/Advanced/Kids courses


  • Dolphin watching
  • Snorkelling trips
  • Muscat Tour
  • Wadi Walk
  • Majestic Mountains tour
  • Wahiba Wilderniess


  • Express check-in & check-out
  • Airport transfers
  • Shuttle service to city & shopping areas
  • Taxi services
  • Laundry & valet services
  • 24hr room service
  • Pharmacy
  • Gift shops
  • Hair & beauty salon

Oman is a mysterious and romantic location and Al Waha is an oasis for honeymoon couples. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa offers the following:

  • Special honeymoon set up in room on arrival
  • Cake, fruit & flowers on arrival
  • Chi, The Spa bathroom amenities
  • Glass of champagne or date juice on arrival

For guest staying five nights or more they will receive in addition:

  • One, one-hour treatment for two at Chi, The Spa
  • One bottle of sparkling wine in room upon arrival


  • Hotel to be informed at time of booking
  • Proof of marriage or valid marriage certificate within 6 months of arrival date to be presented at check-in

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

• Units can accommodate between 1 and 3 children

• High chairs

• Child menu available
• Children’s Meal plan – enquire further

• Medical facilities and pharmacy

• Dedicated children’s pool and Lazy River
• Outdoor play areas
• Game room for billiards, snooker, darts, video games etc.

Kids Clubs
Cool Zone

Air-conditioned indoor play areas and outdoor play space.
Ages allowed: 4 – 8 (Children under 4 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult).
Opening times: 09:00 – 18:00 daily

Indoor Activities include:
• Henna painting
• Arts & crafts

Outdoor Activities include:
• Treasure hunt
• Mini golf
• Camel rides

Adventure Zone

Family entertainment venue with modular play areas including: over/under hurdles, drop slides, climbing wall, PS3s, Wi-Fi and soft play. Located in the Al Mazaar Souk adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village.

Open Tuesday to Saturday

11.00 – 20.00


Aquatic play area for the whole family and includes touch sensitive sprays and jets.

Open daily

09.00 – 18.00

Game Z

Games room for the whole family

• Babysitting and child care services available



Situated on the coast of Oman Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is 29 miles, 40 minutes, from Muscat International Airport.

  • Moutrah Souq – 12 miles, 23 mins by car
  • Bait Al Zubair – 10 miles, 20 mins by car
  • Qurm Nature Reserve – 16 miles, 27 mins by car
  • Muscat – 21 miles, 36 mins by car
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – 22 miles, 31 mins by car