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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

Muscat, Oman

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Luxury Holidays At Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

The name Al Bandar translates as 'The Town' and the architecture of the hotel has been carefully designed to echo that of old Muscat; buildings of various heights feature a variety of ornate balconies or terraces, all of which are sea-facing. In addition to a host of facilities, including tennis courts, water sports and a spa, the resort's Piazza is a perfect meeting place and boasts restaurants, retail outlets, Al Mazaar Souk and an outdoor amphitheatre. During the day, children are kept busy at a whole host of clubs, whist in the evening, the cocktail lounge offers the perfect entertainment venue.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Inspired by Old Muscat, Al Bandar is known as 'The Town'
  • Feature: Al Bandar is home to the hotel's magnificent ballroom
  • Rooms: 198 guest rooms
  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Nearest airport: Muscat International Airport
Al Bandar and Al Waha Beach
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Location and transfer

45 minutes from Muscat International Airport.

Accommodation:expand_more

Each of the air-conditioned rooms and suites feature a safe, voice mail, computer data port, satellite television with interactive menus for hotel and local information, telephones, mini-bar, iron and ironing board, broadband internet access and 42 inch (46 inches in the suites), flat screen, high definition televisions. Suites also feature Nespresso coffee machines and iPod docking stations.

   Deluxe Room:expand_more
  • Size: 38m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: Modern rooms feature Arabian-inspired décor, perfectly expressing the spirit of Oman.
   Deluxe Terrace Room:expand_more
  • Size: 38m²
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: Modern rooms feature Arabian-inspired décor and an expansive terrace.
   Deluxe Sea View Room:expand_more
  • Size: 38m²
  • Room View: Sea view
  • Facilities: Complete with a balcony, the rooms are modern with Arabian-inspired décor, perfectly expressing the spirit of Oman.
   Premier Room:expand_more
  • Size: 51m²
  • Room View: Garden and Gulf of Oman views
  • Facilities: Modern rooms feature an Arabian-inspired décor and spacious bathrooms with separate bath and shower.
   One Bedroom Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 76m²
  • Room View: Gardens and Gulf of Oman views
  • Facilities: These rooms feature a luxury bathroom and a large, separate sitting room.
   Specialty Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 114m²
  • Room View: Gardens and Gulf of Oman views
  • Facilities: These suites feature a luxury bathroom, large separate sitting room and a spacious balcony.
Dining:expand_more

Al Bandar Hotel provides four beautifully appointed restaurants with delicious cuisine to suit any discerning epicurean. Indulge in a contemporary Italian experience at Capri Court, or enjoy mouth-watering Spanish cuisine as well as Middle Eastern mezze dishes at Tapas and Sablah. The newly featured Chow Mee serves up authentic Asian street food. Experience evocative tastes of Oman with Al Tanoor, and sample the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region, as well as themed nights with Asian, Indian, international and seafood cuisine.

Al Tanoor :expand_more
  • Cuisine: Arabian, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine
  • Setting: Traditional Arabic surroundings (pottery and vibrant colours which complement the enticing dishes )create an authentic ambience. In addition to Arabian cuisine prepared for you at the open cooking stations, the restaurant offers Mediterranean, Persian and Turkish favourites.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Capri Court:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian cuisine
  • Setting: This stylish restaurant offers seating indoors or al fresco with views directly out to the resplendent gardens and beach.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Tapas and Sablah:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Spanish tapas cuisine
  • Setting: A relaxing piazza, in the heart of the resort, serves Spanish tapas late into the night, complemented by a full beverage selection and shisha.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Piano Lounge:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Light snacks, cocktails, wine, tea and coffee
  • Setting: The Piano Lounge boasts a long terrace overlooking the Gulf of Oman providing fabulous views of the sea and surrounding resort.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Circles:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Pizza, pasta, snacks and cocktails
  • Setting: Al Bandar's pool bar boasts pizza oven.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Chow Mee:expand_more
  • Cuisine: A melting pot of influences from the streets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand
  • Setting: A theatrical culinary experience with a boho ambience of colourful interiors accented with various textures.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Property Highlights:expand_more
The Beach

Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin as you explore the half-kilometre long beach as you feel golden sand beneath your toes and gaze at the pristine turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman. The beach facilities are second to none, with bathrooms, beach loungers, umbrellas, showers, towels and bar service for a light snack or a refreshing drink. Take the opportunity to participate in a variety of sea sports to gain the best experience of this spectacular location. Such activities include dolphin watching, snorkelling, scuba diving (lessons available), banana boat rides, waterskiing and much more.


Spa & Wellness

CHI, The Spa - in traditional Chinese philosophy, ch’i or "Qi" is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For good health to be maintained, it is believed that ch’i must flow freely within the body and, when blocked, "dis-ease" and illness follow. Movement then is central to the CHI spa’s philosophy and is core to the treatments and therapies available; movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation and movement of the body through massage, exercise, stretching and hydrotherapy. Within the calm serenity of the Spa’s inner sanctum, guests can experience the unique CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area.


Culture & History

'If you're staying at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, you will have the perfect introduction to Omani culture as the resort is home to the Omani Heritage Village which has the Al Mazaar Souk and you can see traditional silver ware, pottery and weaving being crafted into items that you can buy as a souvenir.


Scuba Diving

The Dive Centre offers PADI dive instruction and certification, as well as scuba-diving, snorkelling, dolphin and whale-watching trips and a marina with berthing for up to eighty boats and yachts.


 

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Our dedicated Indian Ocean & Arabian Gulf Experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar. Furthermore, we have 4 Luxury Travel Specialists who've personally visited Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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