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

Oman, Muscat

Child Friendly
Good for Couples
Teenager Friendly
Toddler Friendly

  • A beachfront sanctuary  
  • Located next to the Gulf of Oman
  • Modern Arabian inspired décor
  • An amazing Kids’ Club and adventure zone

 Al Bandar is part of the larger Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort, which is a luxury resort complex located between the rugged mountains and striking Gulf of Oman. It’s a beachfront sanctuary with plenty of adult and family friendly activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Explore the natural wonders of Oman or head into nearby Old Muscat where you’ll find magnificent palaces and mosques, as well as plenty of cultural attractions.

Enjoy your sea facing room with Arabian-inspired décor and incredible views of the grand hotel gardens and Gulf and Oman. Families will enjoy the Kids’ Club and adventure zone, as well the children’s swimming pool. There are countless adventurous activities, including mini golf and camel and pony rides, as well as sports such as beach volleyball and tennis. Take a break and relax at the beautiful CHI, The Spa with its exceptional beauty treatments or enjoy exquisite cuisine at the resort’s restaurants.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–11 years.

The hotel has 198 rooms.


Bars and Restaurants

Al Bandar Lobby Lounge

A lively lounge and the perfect meeting place in the heart of the resort. Serving fine teas, cocktails and light snacks. 

Open: 08:00 - 00:30.

Piano Lounge

Soak in memorable views of the sea and resort from the long terrace overlooking the Sea of Oman. Serving light snacks, coffees, teas and a wide range of wines and popular beverages. 

Open: 18:00 - 02:00.

The dress code is Smart Casual.


Al Tanoor

Vibrant colours and enticing dishes feature Arabian cuisine in a traditional Omani atmosphere. The restaurant also serves Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish options.

Open: 06:30 - 11:00, 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 23:00.

The dress code is Smart Casual.

Bait Al Bahr

Experience the rich heritage of Oman right by the beach, with delicious dishes including fresh seafood and signature dishes.

Open: 19:00 - 23:30.

The dress code is Resort Casual.

Capri Court

A contemporary Italian restaurant with a creative menu. The restaurant serves stylish dishes in an ambient atmosphere surrounded by the glorious beach and garden.

Open: 18:00 - 23:30.

The dress code is Resort Casual.


The restaurant features an open show kitchen where you can interact with expert chefs. Serving global and contemporary flavours, it offers a wonderfully unique experience. 

Open: 06:30 - 11:00, 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 23:00.

The dress code is Resort Casual.

Surf Café

A fashionable and stylish dining experience with a casual atmosphere, the Surf Café serves healthy salads and snacks, as well as burgers and sandwiches.

Open: 11:00 - 22:00

The dress code is Casual.

Tapas & Sablah

A relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort, serving Mediterranean and Asian tapas and Middle Eastern mezze. There is also a wide selection of beverages and shishas.

Open: 18:00 - 01:00.

The dress code is Casual.


Enjoy sophisticated dining by the water and a selection of healthy snacks, salads and sandwiches, as well as refreshing cold beverages throughout the day. 

Open: 10:00 - 21:00.

The dress code is Casual.


Choose from a delicious menu featuring pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven. Snacks, pasta and refreshing drinks, including cocktails, are also available. 

Open: 10:00 - 21:00.

The dress code is Casual.

Zafran Café

Dine in the elegant café or soak up the sun on the terrace. Serving coffee, teas, pastries and light meals.

Open: 11:00 - 20:00

The dress code is Casual.

B.A.B. Lounge

A rooftop terrace with relaxing entertainment and inspiring views over the Gulf of Oman. Enjoy signature cocktails, wine and champagne. Also serving sharing platters and light snacks. 

Open: 17:00 - 01:00 Saturday to Wednesday and 17:00 - 02:00 Thursday and Friday.

The dress code is Resort Casual.

Beach and Pools


The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Bandar is located right on the golden sandy beach, where you’ll find sun loungers, parasols and a range of water sports available.

Swimming Pools

There are three expansive swimming pools at the resort, as well as sun terraces where you can soak up the sun. There is also a children’s pool located beside the pool bar.

For Families

Adventure Zone

An exciting family entrainment venue for the adventurous. Facilities include drop slides, a climbing wall, PS3s and soft play areas.

Cool Zone Kids Club

The Kids’ Club offers air conditioned indoor and outdoor play areas for children, supervised by experts staff who can arrange games and activities. 

Ages: 8 years and under.

Open: 10:00 - 20:00.

Lazy River

Enjoy an incredible experience on inflatable tubes along the Lazy River. Inspired by the centuries-old falaj system that brought fresh water to remote Omani villages.

Open: 09:00 - 18:00.

Spa and Wellness

CHI, The Spa

Experience the vitality hydro pool, steam room, tundra and tropical showers, ice fountain and relaxation area. Numerous treatments are also available and will leave you feeling fully pampered. 
Open: 10:00 - 22:00.


The gym is located in the Health Club and fully equipped with the latest cardiovascular and strength training machines. 

Open: 06:00 - 22:00.

Children under 16 years old are not permitted in the gym.

Activities and Entertainment


Kayaks are available, as well as full-face snorkel masks and fins, banana boat rides, waterskiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, wind surfing, guided jet ski tours, sailing and hydro-sports.

Camel and Pony Rides

Admire the spectacular beach with camel or pony rides, ideal for the whole family.

Dolphin Watching Trips

Take the whole family to see the majestic spinner dolphins, with sightings on 90% of trips. Trips leave from the Marina twice a day.

Mini Golf

The whole family will love this fun nine hole course. Complimentary putters and balls can be borrowed from the Health Club’s reception.

Snorkelling Boat Trips

Explore the local area with snorkelling trips run by professional guides. Experience the sparkling waters of Oman and their majestic underwater world. A boat leaves every day from the Marina.

Tennis Courts

There are four floodlit tennis courts at the resort. Complimentary tennis racquets and balls are also available from the Health Club reception.

About the location
Muscat is a beautiful port city set between the Gulf of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains. Its ancient past can be seen in the stunning buildings, palaces and mosques throughout, with mountain views on almost every street. 

Old Muscat is ideal for explorers, with its traditional villas and fascinating history. Wander through the streets and head to the market, or enjoy delicious drinks at a street side café. Foodies will love the chance to try local cuisine, while the city’s gardens come alive with fruit and produce, due to the balmy Mediterranean-like climate.
Transfer time
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Bandar is a 45 minute drive from Muscat Airport.
Deluxe Room

Max 3 adults

Modern rooms with Arabian-inspired decor and views over the gardens and the Gulf of Oman.


Deluxe Room Sea View

Max 3 adults

Modern rooms with Arabian-inspired decor and views over the gardens and/or pools towards the Sea of Oman.


Premier Room

Max 3 adults

Modern and spacious rooms with Arabian-inspired decor and views over the gardens and the Gulf of Oman.


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enjo123, Muscat, Oman
Tripadvisor review May 11 2020
this is a great resort I first went here when I visited Oman for the first time and it is exotic there is an arcade whith games adventure climing and much more and there is even a bus that takes you...
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Kate H, Newcastle, Australia
Tripadvisor review Apr 20 2020
Wow wow wow how fortunate to be staying in such luxury. Our group spent two night here & where do I begin. After a nice relaxing time in the spa pool one of many, we dressed for happy hour. Our group...
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