Shangri-La Barr
Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Owned by the Shangri-La group, this oasis resort is located between rugged mountains and a beautiful azure bay 20 minutes from Muscat.

Owned by the Shangri-La group, this oasis resort is located between rugged mountains and a beautiful azure bay 20 minutes from Muscat. The resort is comprised of 460 rooms and suites in two distinct wings; Family friendly Al Waha and deluxe Al Bandar. There are plenty of restaurants and bars onsite that offer a wide selection of local and international dishes, including a piano bar and poolside café serving light lunches.

The resort offers a range of activities and programs including their Turtle Care Project, which aims to protect the endangered hawksbill and green turtle species native to the beaches of Oman. A dedicated ranger helps to raise awareness amongst guests through educational activities including talks and viewings. Other activities are available such as snorkelling, scuba diving, dolphin tours, beach volleyball, mini-golf and tennis.

There are a number of exciting day tours available when staying in Muscat (extra cost), such as the fascinating forts of Nizwa, exploring the rolling sand dunes of the Wahiba wilderness, and visiting the Al Hajjar Mountains.


Activities at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

  • Turtle care and education program
  • Snorkelling, scuba diving and dolphin tours.
  • Exciting day tours
  • Outstanding beach and mountain views

*Some activities available are at an extra cost.

Oman Highlights

  • Discover the treasures of Muscat
  • Explore the Musandam Peninsula by traditional Dhow
  • 4WD through the stunning Wahiba sands
  • Traverse the rugged peaks of the Al Hajjar Mountains
  • Relax and unwind at a luxury beach resort

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Accommodation in Oman

Below are some of our preferred accommodation options in Oman, carefully selected for their superior location, service and level of comfort. Please contact us for information on a full range of Oman resorts or a hotel of your choice.

The Chedi

A member of the prestigious ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, The Chedi is only 20 minutes from Muscat located on the beachfront.

Al Bustan Palace

Surrounded by mountains, vast gardens and a private beach this stunning waterfront property is just 25km from Muscat.

Oman overview

Why visit Oman? It’s diverse landscape or rugged mountains, hidden oases, rolling sand dunes and pristine beaches makes Oman very much a hidden gem. But it’s not just the scenery that makes Oman such a fascinating destination. It is covered in ancient forts, beautiful hilltop towns and picturesque fishing villages and coastline.

What is the climate like in Oman? Oman’s climate is very appealing for most of the year, except for the hot summer months between June and August, where temperatures can exceed 40 degrees. Rain tends to fall in January and February with short, sharp showers.

What can I combine Oman with? A stay in Oman combines well with either nearby Jordan or neighbouring United Arab Emirates. The breathtaking Musandam Peninsula is actually closer to Dubai and Abu Dhabi than Oman’s capital Muscat.

How to get to Oman?With major Middle-eastern carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways flying directly from many Australian cities, it’s almost a direct flight to Oman, particularly if driving on to visit the Musandam Peninsula.

Is Oman safe to visit? Oman is one of the safest countries to visit in the Middle East

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