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

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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.

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.

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Expert View

  • At the heart of the whole Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Deluxe Sea Views rooms are worth the upgrade
  • Lazy river connects Al Bandar to sister hotel Al Waha
  • Dolphin watching excursions available

At a glance

  • 198 rooms
  • All ages
  • All year
  • B&B to Full Board

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Book an excursion or two to discover atmospheric old Muscat or even head inland to see the dramatic mountain landscape of Oman."

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