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shangri la barr al jissah

7 nights from £1,200 shangri la barr al jissah 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, Al Bandar and Al Husn.

Overlooking the bay at Barr al Jissah, this spectacular beach resort spans 125 acres of landscaped grounds and is a perennially popular option for families. It offers superb accommodation and facilities along with beautiful scenery and a large beach.

Throughout the resort, all rooms are sea facing or partial sea facing and have private balconies, terraces or patios. All spacious rooms are designed to reflect the enchanting Arabian spirit of traditional Oman, and feature artworks and imagery created by local artists. Amenities include complimentary broadband Internet access, flat screen TVs and DVD entertainment systems. Bathrooms feature baths, separate shower cubicles and Shangri La toiletries.

The resort comprises twenty restaurants and bars, a Chi Spa and three private beaches. Complimentary watersports include snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.  Also within the resort, there are 3 freshwater swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a dive centre and a dedicated “Cool Zone” kids club. 

Al Waha - the largest and most family friendly of the three hotels in the resort and is located closest to the Kids Club and children's pool. It is also the best option for those who require guaranteed interconnecting rooms.

Al Bandar - also family friendly but is slightly more peaceful as it is situated further away from the specific children's facilities. The rooms are larger and the amenities are of a slightly higher standard.

Al Husn - an exceptional adults only hotel located in a private part of the resort, with its own beach and fine dining restaurants.

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7 nights from £1,200 to around £1,850 per person sharing a Superior Pool View Room at Al Waha, depending on season.  Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Private airport transfers
  • Return flights from London with Oman Air

Prices are subject to change and are for guidance only.


The resort offers rooms and suites in three separate hotels: Al Waha, Al Bandar and Al Husn. All rooms are authentically and stylishly Arabian, featuring complimentary broadband Internet access, flat screen TVs, DVD entertainment systems, coffee/tea making facilities, minibar, and a butler service on request. Bathrooms feature baths, separate shower cubicles and Shangri La toiletries.

Our travel experts can advise on which hotel option would be best for you.


Children’s facilities at the Shangri La Barr al Jissah are excellent. The Cool Zone Kids' Club located in the very family friendly Al Waha Hotel has supervised air conditioned indoor and outdoor play areas from 8am to 8pm daily. Children up to 8 years old are welcome but those under 4 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The 'Adventure Zone' is an exciting family entertainment venue located in the Al Mazaar souk adjacent to the 'Omani Heritage Village' and is open daily from 9am to 10pm offering a variety of play areas, such as: a climbing wall, soft play areas and daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges. Other children's activities include treasure hunts, henna painting, the Sand City Competition and Arabian arts and crafts.

Getting here

It is 7.5 hour direct flight from London to Muscat International Airport. The Resort is approximately a 45 minute drive from the airport.

There are so many activities at this resort you can be sure that everyone will be blissfully entertained, and include:

  • Badminton
  • Beach football
  • Beach volley ball
  • Children's club
  • Climbing wall
  • Desert excursions
  • Fitness centre
  • Kayaking
  • Mini-golf
  • Motorised watersports
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa treatments
  • Swimming (3 freshwater pools)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing


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