Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Husn


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‘Palatial in Looks, Royal in Service’

Shangri-la’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & spa Al Husn will engage you even before you arrive; a tunnel through the mountain leads you to its location – a sanctuary by the Sea of Oman cushioned by majestic mountains and punctuated by date palms and traditional Dhofari architecture. Comprising of three separate hotels, the palatial Al Husn is undoubtedly the most exclusive within Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, with the largest bedrooms and most opulent surroundings its castle-like appearance leaves you in no doubt as to the lavishness inside. Residents of this hotel have the benefit of access to all areas of Al Bandar and Al Waha as well as their own Al Husn which together comprises 124 acres, 20 dining outlets, a nightclub, a spa and three private beaches. Formerly an adult-only hotel and so the preferred choice for romantic couples, it now accommodates families with children who may use the more child-friendly facilities of the other two properties for leisure


‘Special, exclusive and refined is the ambience that will greet you here; your room will be more generous, your fittings more lavish and your service more attentive. For guests who enjoy this enhanced level of virtually everything there is no competition’

Exceptional rooms and suites that will delight in appearance, space and amenities 

Generic amenities include:

• Complimentary in-room WIFI & wired internet
• Satellite/cable TV/ in-house movies (DVD in request)
• Shangri-La toiletries
• Safe
• Full size exec desk
• International direct dial telephone / voicemail
• Tea/coffee-making facilities
• Minibar

Room type selection:


Contemporary, Arabian inspired lavish interior with views of the courtyard and pool area

Generic facilities as above plus the following features:

• 48sqm interior
• 8sqm balcony (furnished)
• One king or two twin beds
• Maximum occupancy 2 people
• Views of courtyard and pool area


Deluxe Seaview

Contemporary, Arabian inspired lavish interior with sea views

Generic facilities as above plus the following features:

• 48sqm interior
• 8sqm furnished balcony
• One king or two twin beds
• Maximum occupancy 2 people
• Sea views


One Bedroom Suite

Expansive, contemporary luxury with inspired Arabian décor providing comfort for larger groups or simply for that extra space.

Generic facilities as above plus the following features:

• 116sqm Suite
• 16sqm Balcony
• One king or two twin beds
• Maximum occupancy 2 people
• Panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman
• Sliding glass panels from soaking tub affording sea views

One Bedroom Suite

Speciality Suite

With sumptuous space and impeccable attention to detail this suite epitomes luxury and lavish accommodation.

Generic facilities as above plus the following features:

• 174sqm
• 24sqm furnished balcony
• One king or two twin beds
• Maximum occupancy 2 people
• Separate sitting room and dining area
• Panoramic views of the Gulf of Oman
• Sliding glass panels from soaking tub affording sea views


The facilities of the Shangri-la’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa (whole resort) include:

Land Sports
• Tennis – four courts open 07.00 to 22.00
• Fitness centre with views over the beach and sea
• Steam room
• Sauna
• Jacuzzi

Scuba diving and snorkelling
Boat trips depart from the dive centre’s own jetty to dive sites around the Bandar Khayran area; courses are held for beginners in the shallow pool before moving on to deeper waters; the following are offered:
• Introduction dives
• Snorkelling trips
• Scuba diving trips
• Beginner’s courses (PADI certifications)
• Advanced courses (speciality courses including Wreck, UW Digital Photography)

The resort is home to a private marina with berthing for up to 80 boats and yachts up to 25m long

Private Beaches
• Main beach (showers, loungers, umbrellas, towels & beach service)
• Turtle beach – small and secluded at the edge of the moutains

• There are three expansive swimming pools within the greater resort
• One private pool for Al Husn guests (adults only)
• Pools connected by Lazy River – a winding half-kilometre winding river with man-made current for floating between pools
• Children’s pool

CHI the spa
A retreat of personal peace and well-being this secluded spa allows guests the enjoyment of privacy as well as extreme luxury. This calm oasis welcomes guests to its inner sanctum from where they may experience the unique CHI water oasis with vitality hydro pool and herbal steam room plus tundra and tropical showers & ice fountain. The Chinese philosophy of ch’I is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality; it is believed that ch’I must flow freely through the body as ‘dis-ease’ will occur when it is blocked. Movement and massage, exercise and meditation all play a part in this process of assisting the body maintain its flow and therefore its good health.

Daily activities
• A schedule of activities is available each day; these include:
• Jog around the resort
• Morning stretch
• Kayak tour
• Mini golf
• Junior gym health club
• Billiards & snooker
• Water polo
• Triathlon fun
• Turtle talk
• Gym induction
• Badminton & table tennis
• Petanque
• Beach football and beach volleyball
• Circuit training and stretching exercise
• Social tennis
• Morning stretch

Nature - Sanctuary
Sanctuary is Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project which offers a variety of nature activities and excursions planned and conducted with sensitivity to the region’s unique ecosystem. Included in this is the Turtle Care Project which aims to protect the endangered hawksbill and green turtles native to the beaches of Oman; a dedicated turtle ranger has been appointed to both protect the breeding grounds and offer education for visitors and locals.

• 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre
• Omani Heritage Village with traditional shops and activities
• Arcade with retail shops, entertainment, cafes & restaurants
• Guest information centre
• Business centre
• Compliementary shuttle to Muttrah Souk
• Hair & beauty salon
• Travel and tour desk
• Taxi & limousine service
• Parking
• Gift shops at Al Waha & Al Bandar)
• Car rental
• Disabled-friendly services
• Florist
• Pharmacy
• Laundry and valet services

Meal Plan Options

Important: This meal plan information is designed to act as a guide only and is subject to changes made by the hotel at any time; this may alter the restaurants and menus available during your stay

Bed & Breakfast
• Buffet breakfast served in the All-Day Dining restaurant of Al Bandar or Al Waha or the Sultanah Restaurant
• Guests may choose to have in-room breakfast up to a maximum amount


  • Al Tanoor (Al Bandar)

    seats 230. Al Tanoor serves the characteristic cuisines of the Arabian Gulf region in a traditional Omani atmosphere; enticing dishes prepared at the open cooking stations.In addition to Arabian cuisine, the restaurant offers Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish favourites, A la carte dining is also available. Open 06.30 to 10.30, 12.00 to 15.00 & 18.30 to 23.00

  • Capri Court (Al Bandar)

    Seats 94. This authentic Italian restaurant specialises in contemporary Italien cuisine using the highest quality of ingredients; guests may choose from an extensive selection of fine wines and opt for private dining if wished. Open 19.0 to 23.30

  • Tapas & Sablah (Al Bandar)

    Seats 96. Situated in a relaxing piazza in the heart of the resort and serving Mediterranean and Asian tapas in addition to Middle Eastern mezze; a full beverage list and shisha selection are also available. Open 18.00 to 01.00

  • Mokha Café (Al Bandar)

    Seats 37. A contemporary coffee house where guests may enjoy a diverse selection of freshly brewed coffees and loose-leafed teas plus a superb selection of pastries, homemade ice-cream and other delicious desserts. Open 09.00 to 01.00

  • The Long Bar

    Seats 85. Situated on the ground level and offering coffee and tea

  • Circles Pool Bar

    Seats 110. Situated poolside and serving pizza and light meals as well as beverages.

  • Piano Lounge (Al Bandar)

    Seats 80. The perfect spot for pre or post dinner drinks with memorable views over the Gulf of Oman and surrounding resort; guests may also enjoy light meals here.

  • Al Bandar Lounge

    Seats 27. Situated on the lobby level making it convenient for snacks and beverages at any time of day.

  • Samba (Al Waha)

    Seats 269. A popular Latin American style restaurant with cuisines from Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Equador; dishes are prepared in an open show kitchen and there is an integral Tequila Bar. Open 06.30 to 11.00, 12.00 to 15.00 & 18.30 to 23.00

  • Surf Café (Al Waha)

    Seats 59. Combining dining with internet surfing this fashionable café offrs casual but healthy fare as well as traditional burgers and sandwiches. Open 10.00 to 22.00

  • Bait Al Bahr (Al Waha)

    Seats 118. Situated on the beachfront between the Al Waha and Al Bandar this charming restaurant specialises in freshly prepared Omani seafood and is the ideal place to catch the closing sun over the tranquil Gulf of Oman. Open 19.00 to 23.30

  • Assira Pool Bar

    Seats 100. Situated poolside and serving light meals and snacks.

  • Al Waha Lounge

    Seats 40. Situated on the lobby level and serving snacks and beverages

  • Sultanah (Al Husn)

    Seats 120. Offering a uniquely stylish a la carte dining experience with innovative interiors which mimic the interior of a cruise liner giving the impression of being at sea with stunning sea views. The theme of a cruise liner is followed through to the menu which alters depending upon the ‘port of call’ Open 06.30 to 11.00 & 19.00 to 23.30

  • Shahrazad (Al Husn)

    Seats 90. The only authentic Morrocan cuisine to be found in Muscat, you will find traditional cuisine served in an elegant, contemporary setting. Open 19.00 to 23.30

  • Al Muheet Pool Bar

    Seats 45. Situated poolside and serving light meals and snacks.

  • Beach Bar

    Seats 54. For early evening cocktails and refreshing beverages situated perfectly on the beach open 10.00 to 19.00

  • Al Husn Lounge

    Seats 24. Situated at lobby level and offering a wide selection of coffees, teas, cocktails, lights snacks and afternoon tea. Open 07.00 to 01.00

  • Fairouz

    Seats 112. Located on ground level of the Al Mazaar Souk this authentic Lebanese restaurant will delight with its flavours and scents.

  • Asia

    Seats 105. Located at ground level in the Al Mazaar Souk and featuring Indo-Chinese, Chinese and Japanese cuisine

  • Saftan Café

    Seats 124. Situated in the arcade of the Al Mazaar Souk serving Arabic snacks and beverages

Located on the Bay at Barr Al Jissah with Muttrah and the old city of Muscat within easy access
• Seeb International Airport 45 minutes
• Ruwi business District 15 minutes

• Sunset cruising
• Whale and dolphin watching
• Desert safari
• Wadi exploration
• Historic sites


Whilst Al Husn accepts families with children rooms are restricted to two people only; guests may like to consider the Al Waha which is especially suitable for families with children. The greater resort offers many child-friendly amenities most of which are based at Al Waha.

General family-friendly amenities
• Lazy River
• Children’s pool
• Play room
• Water aquatic play area
• Al Husn pool and private beach is for over 16’s only

• Private 500 meter beach with sand, where camel and horse riding will be provided

• The sea is warm all year, life guard protected

Swimming pool
• 2 kids pool in Al Waha, one has a rubber floor
• Lifeguard is on duty during the official opening times

• There is an onsite clinic, onsite laboratory, nurse and doctor available 24 hours

All main restaurants except Sultanah & Shahrazad do offer a selected kids menu and the Samba restaurant has a small buffet station for children as well. Each restaurant can provide high chairs kids under 12 years can dine for free in all buffet restaurants when accompanied by one paying adult

Maximum occupancy at Al Husn 2 people per room/suite

• Baby cots
• High chairs
• Play station in all family rooms
• Kiddy bag upon arrival (with colouring book and soft toy, etc.)
• Baby pots on request
• baby bottle warmer/bottles on request
• Baby bathtop/shampoo on request
• Baby monitor on request

Family Entertainment / Activities
• Lazy River where families may meander their way between Al Waha, Al Bandar on inflatable tubes
• Splash Pad – an innovative aquatic play area
• Omani Heritage Village where there is a chance to get close to Arabian horses and camels at this unique cultural centre

• Cartoon viewing in the evenings

Little Turtle Kids Club
• Open daily all year round from 08.00 to 20.00
• Complimentary

Club Activities indoor
A full range of changing activities including:
• Henna Painting
• Arabian crafts

Club Activities outdoor
A full range of changing activities including:
• Treasure hunt
• Sand city competition

Adventure Zone (Teen Club)
An exciting family entertainment venue with a variety of modular player areas
• Open daily, all year round, 10:00 to 22:00
Price guideline
Full day £17, 4 hours £9. Please confirm at time of booking

 Activities include
• ‘Over the Hurdles’
• ‘Tumble Tower’
• ‘Swing Over Net’
• Slides
• Climbing wall
• Nintento Wii
• Internet access

Junior Activities Programme
For over 8 years (under 12 with an adult)
• Junior Sailing (extra charge)
• Pool games
• Junior Gym (12 to 17 years)
• Wii sports challenge
• Beach Volleyball
• Football
• Junior triathlon
• Sand sculpture competition

• Should be booked 24 hours in advance
Ages catered
• Minimum age 2years old
Price guideline
• £5 - £8.50 per hour, please confirm at time of booking

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa makes an ideal choice for a romatic occasion; the resort offers the following to help you celebrate:

Honeymoon couples receive:
• Complimentary in room fruit basket, cake and flowers.
• Wine or sparkling juice on arrival.
• 20% discount on spa treatments at Chi

Honeymoon couples staying for a minimum of 5 nights receive:
• Comp one hour treatment at Chi, the Spa for two persons and a personalised gift.

Omani Heritage Village
The newly opened Omani Heritage Village is the newest feature of the resort and is the first of its kind. The Village is a place where visitors can explore the local culture, architectural heritage and much more. The village even has its own souq which showcases local artisans and special events. Guests can also visit the camels and Arabian horses in the village stables.

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