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‘‘Grand, Spacious and Exquisitely Finished’

This five star resort complex is set in 124 acres and comprises three hotels; Al Bandar, Al Waha and Al Husn and there are a total of 680 bedrooms, all sea-facing and all with spacious indoor and outdoor space. As part of this larger property there is an extraordinary range of dining options including six main restaurants, seven casual dining outlets and pool bars, three lobby lounges, two bars and a nightclub. Leisure facilities include the pool complexes linked by a lazy river being the focus; add to this a CHI spa, three private beaches and a host of sporting activities and you will have a picture of how comprehensive Shangri-la’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Bandar is.



In Our Opinion

‘Ideal for couples, families or friends, the accommodation is in old Muscat architectural style but with every modern convenience – highly recommended’

  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi & wired internet
  • Satellite/cable TV/ in-house movies/DVD entertainment centre
  • Shangri-La toiletries
  • Safe
  • Full size exec desk
  • International direct dial telephone / voicemail
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Extra beach towels

Deluxe Pool View

Featuring a blend of contemporary and Arabian-inspired décor the spirit of Oman is reflected in your surroundings.

FEATURES

  • 38sqm
  • King size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Furnished balcony or patio 7sqm
  • Views of garden & Gulf of Oman

Deluxe Room

Offers expansive space, Arabian-inspired decor and views over the garden and Gulf of Oman.

FEATURES

  • 38sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Views of garden & Gulf of Oman

Deluxe Terrace

Featuring a blend of contemporary and Arabian-inspired décor the spirit of Oman is reflected in your surroundings; this room benefits from a large balcony or patio.

FEATURES

  • 38sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Views of garden, pools & Gulf of Oman

Deluxe Sea View

Featuring a blend of contemporary and Arabian-inspired décor the spirit of Oman is reflected in your surroundings; views of the Gulf of Oman may enjoyed over the garden & pools.

FEATURES

  • 38sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Views of garden and/or pools & Gulf of Oman

Premier Room

Spacious rooms featuring a blend of contemporary and Arabian-inspired décor. The spirit of Oman is reflected in your surroundings while views of the Gulf of Oman may be enjoyed over the garden & pools.

FEATURES

  • 51sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Views of garden and/or pools & Gulf of Oman

One Bedroom Suite

This suite features a separate bedroom and sitting area plus a generous balcony or patio.

FEATURES

  • 76sqm
  • One bedroom with a king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Separate sitting room
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Views over garden & Sea of Oman

Speciality Suite

Enjoy expansive space both indoors and out in this generous Arabian-inspired suite with Gulf of Oman views and state of the art amenities. There is a separate bedroom and sitting area plus a generous balcony or patio.

FEATURES

  • 114sqm
  • One bedroom with a king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Separate sitting room & dining area
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Views over garden & Gulf of Oman

  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi & wired internet
  • Satellite/cable TV/ in-house movies/DVD entertainment centre
  • Shangri-La toiletries
  • Safe
  • Full size exec desk
  • International direct dial telephone / voicemail
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Extra beach towels

The facilities of the Shangri-la’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa (whole resort)

Nature - Sanctuary

Sanctuary is Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project which offers a variety of nature activities and excursions planned and conducted with sensitivity to the region’s unique ecosystem. Included in this is the Turtle Care Project which aims to protect the endangered hawksbill and green turtles native to the beaches of Oman; a dedicated turtle ranger has been appointed to both protect the breeding grounds and offer education for visitors and locals.

Land Sports

• Tennis – four courts open 07.00 to 22.00
• Fitness centre with views over the beach and sea
• Steam room
• Sauna
• Jacuzzi

Scuba diving and snorkelling

Boat trips depart from the dive centre’s own jetty to dive sites around the Bandar Khayran area. Courses are held for beginners in the shallow pool before moving on to deeper waters; the following are offered:
• Introduction dives
• Snorkelling trips
• Scuba diving trips
• Beginner’s courses (PADI certifications)
• Advanced courses (speciality courses including Wreck, UW Digital Photography)

Marina

The resort is home to a private marina with berthing for up to 80 boats and yachts up to 25m long

Private Beaches

• Main beach (showers, loungers, umbrellas, towels & beach service)
• Turtle beach – small and secluded at the edge of the moutains

Pools

• There are three expansive swimming pools within the greater resort
• Pools connected by Lazy River – a winding half-kilometre winding river with man-made current for floating between pools
• Children’s pool

Leisure

• Health club

CHI the spa

A retreat of personal peace and well-being this secluded spa allows guests the enjoyment of privacy as well as extreme luxury. This calm oasis welcomes guests to its inner sanctum from where they may experience the unique CHI water oasis with vitality hydro pool and herbal steam room plus tundra and tropical showers & ice fountain. The Chinese philosophy of ch’I is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality; it is believed that ch’I must flow freely through the body as ‘dis-ease’ will occur when it is blocked. Movement and massage, exercise and meditation all play a part in this process of assisting the body maintain its flow and therefore its good health.

Daily activities

• A schedule of activities is available each day; these include:
• Jog around the resort
• Morning stretch
• Kayak tour
• Mini golf
• Junior gym health club
• Billiards & snooker
• Water polo
• Triathlon fun
• Turtle talk
• Gym induction
• Badminton & table tennis
• Petanque
• Beach football and beach volleyball
• Circuit training and stretching exercise
• Social tennis
• Morning stretch

Services

• 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre
• Omani Heritage Village with traditional shops and activities
• Arcade with retail shops, entertainment, cafes & restaurants
• Guest information centre
• Business centre
• Complementary shuttle to Muttrah Souk
• Hair & beauty salon
• Travel and tour desk
• Taxi & limousine service
• Parking
• Gift shops at Al Waha & Al Bandar)
• Car rental
• Disabled-friendly services
• Florist
• Pharmacy
• Laundry and valet services

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Bed and Breakfast
• Includes buffet breakfast
• Free for children under 12 sharing parents room

Half Board
• Buffet dinner
• Applies to Samba or Al Tanoor Restaurants
• Credit allowed for dining in a la carte restaurants

Full Board (additional to half board above)
• Buffet lunch
• Applies to Samba or Al Tanoor Restaurants
• Credit allowed for dining in a la carte restaurants

Please note
• Restrictions will apply to meal plans during peak times such as Christmas, New Year and Easter

All day beverage package
Upgrade either half board or full board package with an all-day unlimited alcohol and non-alcoholic selection in all outlets for an additional supplement charge

Please note that this package is not available throughout the year, please enquire for further details

Piano Lounge

Al Tanoor (Al Bandar)

Al Tanoor serves Arabian cuisine as well as 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 19.00-23.30. Seats 94.

Tapas & Sablah (Al Bandar)

Situated in a piazza within the resort and serving Mediterranean and Asian tapas in addition to Middle Eastern mezze. Open 18.00-01.00. Seats 96.

Zafran Café (Al Bandar)

A contemporary coffee house serving a diverse selection of freshly brewed coffees and loose-leafed teas plus a selection of pastries, homemade ice-cream and other desserts. Open 11.00 to 20.00. Seats 37.

The Long Bar

Situated on the ground level and offering happy hour between 20:00 -21:00. 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)

The perfect spot for pre or post dinner drinks  and light meals with 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.

Al Muheet Pool Bar

Situated poolside and serving light meals and snacks. Open 10.00-19.00. Seats 45. Bar is for exclusive use of Al Husn guests only.

Beach Bars

For early evening cocktails and refreshing beverages situated perfectly on the beach. Open 10.00-19.00 (food menu available 12noon-16.00) Seats 54.

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.

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar is on the Bay at Barr Al Jissah with Muttrah and the old city of Muscat within easy access.

Distances
• Seeb International Airport 45 minutes
• Ruwi business District 15 minutes

Nearby Attractions
• Qantab Beach - 6.5km
• Al-Bustan Palace - 10.5km
• Marina Bandar Al Rowdha - 12km
• Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace - 15km
• National Museum of Oman - 15km

Excursions
• Sunset cruising
• Whale and dolphin watching
• Desert safari
• Wadi exploration
• Historic sites

Families with children of all ages are welcome at the resort and may enjoy the facilities of the greater resort; Shangri-la’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha offers most of the children’s amenities and which are open to guests of Al Bandar.


General family-friendly amenities
• Lazy River
• Children’s pool
• Play room
• Water aquatic play area

Beach
• Private 500 meter beach with sand, where camel and horse riding will be provided

Sea
• The sea is warm all year, life guard protected

Swimming pool
• 2 kids pool in Al Waha, one has a rubber floor
• Lifeguard is on duty during the official opening times

Medical
• There is an onsite clinic, onsite laboratory, nurse and doctor available 24 hours

Dining
• Children 11 years and under receive complimentary meals if joined by a paying adult

Accommodation
The Al Waha has 40 interconnected family rooms, which can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children

Amenities
• Baby cots
• High chairs
• Play station in all family rooms
• Kiddy bag upon arrival (with colouring book and soft toy, etc.)
• Baby pots on request
• Baby bottle warmer/bottles on request
• Baby bathtop/shampoo on request
• Baby monitor on request

Family Entertainment / Activities
Daytime
• Lazy River where families may meander their way between Al Waha, Al Bandar on inflatable tubes
• Splash Pad – an innovative aquatic play area
• Omani Heritage Village where there is a chance to get close to Arabian horses and camels at this unique cultural centre

Evening
• Cartoon viewing in the evenings

Little Turtle Kids Club
Open
• Open daily all year round from 08.00 to 20.00
Cost
• Complimentary

Club Activities indoor
A full range of changing activities including:
• Henna Painting
• Arabian crafts

Club Activities outdoor
A full range of changing activities including:
• Treasure hunt
• Sand city competition

Adventure Zone (Teen Club)
An exciting family entertainment venue with a variety of modular player areas
Open
• Open daily, all year round, 10:00 to 22:00
Price guideline
Full day £17, 4 hours £9. Please confirm at time of booking

 Activities include
• ‘Over the Hurdles’
• ‘Tumble Tower’
• ‘Swing Over Net’
• Slides
• Climbing wall
• Nintento Wii
• Internet access

Junior Activities Programme
For over 8 years (under 12 with an adult)
• Junior Sailing (extra charge)
• Pool games
• Junior Gym (12 to 17 years)
• Wii sports challenge
• Beach Volleyball
• Football
• Junior triathlon
• Sand sculpture competition

Babysitting
• Should be booked 24 hours in advance
Ages catered
• Minimum age 2years old
Price guideline
• £5 - £8.50 per hour, please confirm at time of booking

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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Offers

Summer 2019 Save up to 35%

  • 3 Nights at The Chedi Muscat, Middle East & Dubai ( Serai Room , Bed & Breakfast )
  • 5 Nights at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar, Middle East & Dubai ( Deluxe Room , Bed & Breakfast )
  • Depart from Birmingham International Airport, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Travel between 05 Jun 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
from only £1,699 per person
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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar Offers

Summer 2019 Save up to 35%

  • 3 Nights at The Chedi Muscat, Middle East & Dubai ( Serai Room , Bed & Breakfast )
  • 5 Nights at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar, Middle East & Dubai ( Deluxe Room , Bed & Breakfast )
  • Depart from Birmingham International Airport, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Travel between 05 Jun 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
from only £1,699 per person