beach at shangri la barr al jissah resort oman

About

Adjacent to the United Arab Emirates and facing the Arabian Gulf, Oman is a jewel of a destination.  It’s an excellent destination for sunshine during Europe’s winter months.

Oman, a diverse land of golden sandy beaches, rugged mountains and magnificent desert expanses, nestles along an impressive coastline fringed by the stunning waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Useful information

flight times

From London: 7 hours

currency

Omani Rials

time difference

GMT +5 hours

visa requirements

Visas are issued on arrival for 20 Omani Rials

Weather

The best time to visit Oman is between November and early April, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average 27°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is hot and hazy, particularly between May and August when 40°C is not unheard of.

When to travel

Programmes

Where to stay

The Serai Cabanas at the chedi hotel oman

The Chedi has an excellent beachfront location with 370m private beach and soothing views out over the Arabian Gulf. There's an excellent spa, tennis courts,...

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aerial view of shangri la barr al jissah resort oman

The Shangri-La sits between the dramatic, rugged mountains and the spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman. The resort consists of three hotels: Al Waha,...

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Beachfront Retreat exterior at Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located in a secluded bay, near a romantic fishing village, with all-villa accommodation and a private marina, between dramatic mountains...

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villa at alila jabel akhdar resort oman

Alila Jabal Akhdar is dramatically situated on a cliff top above a gorge with awesome views out over the Al Hajar Mountains....

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Experiences in oman

aerial view of shangri la barr al jissah resort oman

The best option in Oman for those who love watersports is Zighy Bay, located on over a mile of sandy beach.  It offers a selection...

spa suite at the chedi hotel oman

The Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay offers nine treatment rooms, a juice bar and two Arabian Hammams inspired by centuries of tradition. The delightful spa...

Two Bedroom Beachfront Retreat at Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman

The sea is warm and clear and perfect for snorkelling and exploring the undersea world. The best resort for snorkelling in Oman is definitely Six Senses Zighy...

Two Bedroom Beachfront Retreat at Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman

The unique underwater ecosystem of the Gulf of Oman is becoming an increasingly important destination for the diving community. Six Senses Zighy Bay offers first class...

Two Bedroom Beachfront Retreat at Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman

Enjoy personal or group yoga classes during your stay in Oman. We would also suggest some meditation too. For yoga lovers, we would recommend staying at...

the pilates corner at the chedi hotel oman

If you would like to include Pilates as one of your healthy activities whilst in Oman, we recommend staying at The Chedi. The Chedi, with a...

cliff at alila jabel akhdar resort oman

The mountain biking around Zighy Bay can be either tough or easy, or a combination of both.  The guides will take you out and about,...

balcony at alila jabel akhdar resort oman

There's great hiking around Zighy Bay - from tough mountain trails to rather gentler strolls. The friendly guides will take you hikes to suit your...

gym at alila jabel akhdar resort oman

Exercise is a powerful ‘mind-body’ medicine and the fitness training programmes at both The Chedi and Zighy Bay promote wellbeing through a variety of physical...

Breakfast buffet at Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman

A chance to stimulate the body’s natural healing pathways and encourage regeneration and cleansing, the detox programme at Zighy Bay offers a variety of purifying...

lobby at shangri la barr al jissah resort oman

Situated between the majesty of the mountains and the waters of the gulf of Oman, the Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is an...

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