SHANGRI-LA AL HUSN & BARR AL JISSAH
Nature and culture combine in Muscat, where the mountains meet the sea, and history and heritage create a destination like no other. From the extraordinary architecture of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to the clear waters of the Gulf of Oman, dive into an adventure with us.
Choose Your Omani Adventure
With Shangri-La in Muscat, you’re spoilt for choice with two stunning beachside resorts. Offering a majestic uninterrupted view of the Sea of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn is an exclusive clifftop retreat for guests over the age of 16 with a wealth of luxurious experiences, from a secluded private beach to afternoon tea and aperitif hours.
Overlooking 500-metres of pristine coastline, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is spread across 124 acres and 2 distinct wings, and is home to Oman’s only lazy river experience.
Barr Al Jissah
Reconnect With Nature
Oman is where adventure and nature come alive. Set sail from the Barr Al Jissah Marina and experience a magical underwater world with a variety of diving activities for all levels. Get your snorkels, grab a kayak and push out to sea with a guided excursion around the bay or take a short drive from Shangri-La to discover Wadi Shab with its crystal-clear pools and hidden waterfall.
If you’re more of a land-lover, explore the two-million-year-old Al Hoota Cave at the foot of Jabal Shams or meet a local Omani beekeeper at his farm for lunch.
Indulge in a Private Island Escape
Have your very own Robinson Crusoe moment when you're whisked away to a private island via personal speedboat. See wild turtles, dolphins and whales just off the coast while you explore the shores of Bandar Al Khiran island, one of the most beautiful natural beaches in Oman. Snorkel and enjoy the calm waters of the bay, full of unique spots, fish, turtles and coral reef. Round off your afternoon under a traditional Omani tent with a bountiful BBQ lunch served on the beach.
Discover Oman's Treasure Trove of Culture
Oman is the oldest continuously independent state in the Arab world with a rich history dating back to the 3rd century BC. Start your tour of the Sultanate at the dynamic Muttrah Souk, packed with colourful shops full of Frankincense and exotic spices. From there, walk the winding streets of Muscat to the Bait Al Zubair Museum for a glimpse of traditional crafts and an extensive collection of artifacts. View the architectural marvel that is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque then take a drive through the mountains to the unique Nizwa Fort, originally constructed in the 9th century.
Enjoy a Taste of Oman
Enjoy an authentic Omani dining experience by the beach, showcasing the essence of Omani hospitality and the Sultanate’s rich cultural heritage at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah. This Bedouin-style encampment serves the best in traditional Omani cuisine - a culinary and cultural adventure that is not to be missed.
Over at Shangri-La Al Husn, savour a bespoke Arabic menu expertly prepared by our Chefs on the rugged clifftop or the secluded private beach with our Dine by Design programme.
Explore a Kid's Paradise
A multiple award-wining family destination with incredible kid’s facilities, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah has everything to keep your little adventurers busy. From a float down the lazy river and a session with our Turtle Ranger in the Eco Centre to a dedicated kid’s pool and splash pad, our youngest guests are always entertained. Mini-golf, scavenger hunts, dolphin-watching and outdoor family movie nights ensure kids stay amazed and engaged during their holiday.
Get Up-Close-and-Personal With Sea Turtles
The beaches of Oman are one of the world’s most prolific breeding sites for five different species of sea turtles and Shangri-La Muscat just happens to be one of the top five turtle nesting sites in the country.
Every year between March and September, more than 100 turtles are seen on our shores, producing thousands of hatchlings with the help of our dedicated Turtle Ranger who ensures their nests are sheltered from harm.