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Get an overview of this hotelMuscat resort village with three private beaches


By bay of Al Jissah

Located by the bay of Al Jissah, this Muscat resort village consists of three luxury hotels set in 124-acre grounds against a backdrop of mountains, desert and the waters of the Gulf of Oman.

Hotel spa

CHI, The Spa offers body, massage, and facial therapies; there are three swimming pools, three private beaches and a marina on site and a dive centre for snorkelling, diving and boat trips.

Internet access

The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa's 640 luxurious guestrooms have balconies and furnishings with Omani styling, all of which come with balconies, free WiFi and 24-hour room service. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and free bottled water.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Barr Al Jissah Po Box 644 Muscat 100

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Built in the style of an Arabic fortress, Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is set in 124-acre grounds facing the Gulf of Oman. The resort has three private beaches: a main beach, a smaller secluded beach, and a beach exclusively for guests of the Al Husn hotel. There are three large outdoor swimming pools, one at each of the resort hotels. The pools at Al Waha and Al Bandar are connected by a 500-meter long manmade river, allowing guests to float between the resorts; the infinity pool at Al Husn is for Al Husn guests only.

The gym has fitness equipment, a sauna, spa tub, and steam room. The resort features CHI, The Spa with 12 treatment villas offering body, massage, and facial therapies. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tour assistance and the use of a safe-deposit box. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, as well as 12 meeting rooms, an added convenience for guests planning their trip. The services of a floor butler and a porter are available and there is complimentary valet parking.

Complimentary amenities for guests of Al Husn include iPods with personalized music selections, daily newspapers, beach bags, fruit, access to laundry facilities, and access to a 24-hour hospitality lounge with a library and gym. Guests of Al Husn also have access to evening happy hours, afternoon tea, and a weekly manager's cocktail reception. Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers a choice of 20 restaurants. Amenities also include playground, free children's club, babysitting and free supervised children activities.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 640 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Number of poolside bars - 2 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 9 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Children's club 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Marina on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 12 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • On private beach 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 3 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 2005 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 20 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Lazy river 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Lazy river  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 

Where to Eat

Shahrazad - offers traditional Moroccan cuisine, serves dinner. Al Tanoor - serves the traditional cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bait Al Bahr - serves freshly-prepared Omani seafood by the beach. Dinner only. Capri Court - authentic Italian restaurant serving dinner. Samba - serves exotic and internation cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The B.A.B. Lounge - a relaxing environment for enjoying pre-dinner drinks or late-night cocktails, wine and champagne. Offers a selection of canapés, sharing platters, seafood messah and light snacks.

Nearby Things to Do

Windsurfing and kayaking are available at the private beach. The resort also features a PADI dive center, beach volleyball and football, 3 tennis courts, and a range of organized sports and activities. The beach offers turtle watching in season, and dolphin and whale watching trips are available at the marina.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 

Spa Services

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is the most extensive and well-appointed private spa in Oman, with twelve treatment villas. Guests can enjoy the experience of the unique CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area inviting guests to linger in the restorative ambience of CHI. Guests can also book the Rhassul and Hammam to truly unwind and relax.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Number of treatment rooms 12 
  • Couples treatment rooms 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at Midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: OMR 40 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: OMR 23.40 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Al Jissah Resort
  • Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Jissah
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Muscat
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort Muscat
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort Muscat
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Muscat
  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah

We should mention

Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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