Al Bandar at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

At the centre of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Bandar (meaning the town) has architectural influences derived from the nearby capital, Muscat, providing elegant, ornate interiors. A huge choice of leisure facilities are available, including the fabulous CHI, The Spa, making Al Bandar an ideal choice for couples. It also provides the perfect base for excursions and tours to discover the stunning natural beauty and history of Oman.

(3) Piano lounge Souk area Beach
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Guests can enjoy the wide choice of facilities across the entire Barr Al Jissah resort (with a few exceptions) encompassing six pools, a lazy river, tennis courts and a dive centre. The expansive CHI, The Spa provides a secluded haven and includes an ice fountain, tundra showers and a hydro pool. There's also an authentic Omani Heritage Village providing an insight into traditional village life with local arts and crafts, while the Muttrah Souk and downtown Muscat are within a 15 minute taxi ride. At certain times of year, guests may join the turtle ranger program that protects and nurtures hatchlings and their nests.

Getting There

45 minutes from Muscat International Airport. 15 minutes to downtown Muscat.


Snorkelling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, mini-golf, kids club along with all of the facilities offered at the resort.

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