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Shangri La Barr al Jissah - Luxury holidays to Oman

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  • About this holiday

    Shangri-La Barr al Jissah near Muscat in Oman is a five star resort comprised of three separate hotels, all of which offer spacious and beautifully decorated accommodation. A range of facilities and activities are available at the resort for children and adults alike.

    Client testimonials: ‘Really great – again! We even had the same bedrooms which was great’
    Mr B, November 2014

    Was it what you were expecting? ‘And more!’
    Mrs C, October 2014

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes Type A double or twin room in Al Bandar, return scheduled flights London to Muscat on British Airways World Traveller, private return taxi transfer and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to Shangri-La Barr al Jissah are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    May to December: From £1490 for 7 nights
    January to April: From £1890 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Shangri La Barr al Jissah near Muscat is an extensive resort that offers excellent facilities and the highest standards of service.

    Hotel description

    Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Oman sits in a most dramatic position surrounded by spectacular rock formations on the edge of a private bay, twenty-five kilometres from Muscat. This expansive resort opened in early 2006 and is composed of three separate hotels: Al Husn, Al Bandar and Al Waha, all of which offer an excellent range of accommodation and experiences, creating a most exclusive retreat. Al Bandar sits at the heart of the Shangri-La Barr al Jissah resort whilst Al Husn provides a high level of luxury and is recommended for adults, benefiting from its own secluded beach with butler service in the suites. Al Waha is a great family hotel, offering excellent and extensive accommodation. Interconnecting rooms are available and all rooms face towards the sea, looking out over the swimming pools. All of the rooms throughout the Barr al Jissah resort are spacious and have been beautifully decorated in calm, warm colours and luxurious furnishings. The resort’s grounds terrace down towards the long private beach and are scattered through with palm tree and fountains. There are 600 square metres of swimming pools at the resort, including a lazy river and pools for children and toddlers. An excellent variety of water sports ensure that guests can enjoy the marvellous sea life, from diving and sailing to night safaris. A number of activities are arranged daily at Shangri-La Barr al Jissah, including beach volleyball, pool games, power walking and beach football, allowing guests to make the most of the hotel’s situation. Chi, the Spa, offers an excellent variety of revitalising and rejuvenating treatments and therapies. Oman is rich in historical and natural treasures and the resort organises a superb array of excursions to ensure that guests can experience this; from camel rides to exploring mountains and visits to the enchanting city of Muscat. Children aged between 4 and 8 years old can enjoy the Cool Zone Kids Club, which is open throughout the year and comprises a children’s pool and playground as well as plentiful space for a wide range of activities. Guests are spoilt for choice at Shangri-La Barr al Jissah with 11 restaurants and casual dining outlets and bars, some of which are exclusive to certain hotels. The resort provides everything from South American specialities in Samba to seafood on the beach and al fresco meze on the piazza: a truly overwhelming selection. Shangri-La Barr al Jissah is an extensive and exciting resort in a very private position that has much to offer guests.


    Muscat, Oman

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    October to April

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes by car.

    Closest airport


    Room types

    704 rooms and suites across 3 hotels. All rooms have private bathroom with separate bath and shower, balcony or terrace, ocean view, telephone and voicemail, wi-fi, satellite television, safe, tea and coffee facilities, iron and ironing board.

    Al Waha
    Superior room
    Superior Sea View room
    Executive Sea View room
    Family rooms on request.

    Al Bandar
    Deluxe room
    Deluxe Terrace room
    Deluxe Sea-Facing room
    Premier room
    One bedroom suite

    Al Husn
    Deluxe room
    Deluxe Sea View room
    One bedroom Suite
    Speciality Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Shangri La Barr al Jissah in Muscat include: 11 restaurants and casual dining outlets, 3 lobby lounges, 3 pool bars, 3 beach bars, 2 bars, nightclub, 3 freshwater swimming pools, 600 metres of private beach, 4 tennis courts, Fitness centre, Spa, Sauna, Children’s club, GameZ, Lazy River,  Splashpad water play area, 9-hole mini golf course, Scuba diving, Sail boats, Omani heritage village, Souq shopping area, Complimentary shuttle to downtown Muscat, Hair and beauty salon, Children’s playground, Nightclub, 24-hour room service.

    Water sports

    Complimentary: Swimming.
    Chargeable: Diving, Sailing.

    Land sports

    Complimentary: Fitness, Tennis, Mini Golf.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Shangri La Barr al Jissah resort is located on the bay at Barr al Jissah, 25 kilometres from Muscat.
    Highlights for families include Muttrah Souq, Dolphin watching, Museums and forts, Camel rides, Wadi bashing, Dune bashing.

    Sports nearby


    Children may stay at Al Husn but meals must be taken at Al Bandar and Al Waha (except in-room dining). The pool and beach facilities at Al Husn are only available to those 16 years and over. It is recommended that guests with children under 18 years of age stay at either Al Waha or Al Bandar which cater to the needs of holidaying families.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum five-night stay from 27 December to 2 January.

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