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Location

The idyllic luxury resort of the world-famous “Shangri-La” hotel group stretches alongside a 500-meter-long private beach, surrounded by inviting lush gardens. Downtown Muscat, the Sultanate’s capital, is at about a 20-minute drive and the Muscat airport at a 40-minute drive – about 45 kilometers from the hotel. The exclusive resort comprises three different hotels boasting a total of 680 rooms as well as an Omani cultural center which regularly organizes activities and exhibitions. With its 1,000 seats, the amphitheater is perfect for open air incentive meetings and seminars. The architecture and interior design of the resort beautifully exude the traditional Arabian style.

Rooms

The Al Bandar Hotel is centrally located within the Barr Al Jissah Resort. The interior of the 198 rooms and suites is characterized by the traditional style of Oman. They all have a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, mini-bar, high speed Internet access, satellite TV, iron and ironing board, electronic safe, bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.
- Deluxe Pool View (38 m²) With a balcony overlooking the pool area.
Accommodates 2 adults & 1 child under 11 years

- Deluxe Terrace (38 m²) On the ground floor with terrace.
Accommodates 2 adults & 1 child under 11 years

- Deluxe Sea Facing (38 m²) with views over the gardens and/or pools towards the Gulf of Oman.
Accommodates 2 adults & 1 child under 11 years

- Premier (58 m²) view across the lush gardens and/or pool area towards the sea. With a combined living and sleeping areas.
Accommodates 2 adults & 1 child under 11 years

- 1-Bedroom Suite (90 m²) In a separate living and sleeping areas, walk-in closet and a large balcony and sea views.
Accommodates 2 adults & 1 child under 11 years

Gastronomy

Within the Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa are 19 restaurants and bars, a few of them in Al Bandar, a culinary trip around the world. For example guests will taste traditional specialties from South America, Italy, Spain and the Oman, of course. The extensive choice of restaurants comprises family restaurants as well as fast-food and fine dining restaurants. On the beach, an exclusive seafood restaurant also welcomes gourmets. Guests of the Al Bandar can naturally enjoy all the bars and restaurants of the resort. Restaurants in Al Bandar: The "Al Tanoor" entertains guests from early morning until evening, in the "Capri Court, however, only dinner is served. Dining options include the addition of the "Al Bandar Lobby Lounge", a "tapas bar", the "Circles Pool Bar, a Piano Bar with live evening entertainment," Mokha Café "with its own bookstore, the Long Bar "and" Xyro Night Club ".
-Bait al Bahar : fish and seafood specialties ; à la carte menu
-Samba : South-American restaurant ; Tequila bar
-Surf Café : fast-food restaurant
-Assira : salads, sandwiches and snacks
-Al Waha Lounge : afternoon tea, cocktails and snacks
-Al Tanoor : Arabian, Mediterranean, Persian and Turkish specialties ; open cooking stations.
-Capri Court : Italian restaurant
-Tapas & Sablah : Mediterranean & Asian tapas
-Mokka Café : coffee & library
-Piano Lounge : canapés, cocktails & snacks ; piano live music
-Circles : pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven ; light dishes and drinks
-The Long Bar & Xyro : drinks (The Long Bar) ; nightclub with live entertainment
-Al Bandar Lounge : afternoon tea, cocktails and snacks
-Shahrazad : Moroccan restaurant
-Sultanah : à la carte restaurant
-Mahhara Beach Bar : drinks ; butler service
-Al Husn Lounge : wide selection of teas, cocktails and refreshments
-Al Muheet : cocktails and snacks
-Silver Lounge : cigar lounge

Capri Restaurant OutsidePiano BarAl Tanoor RestaurantAerial View
Private Beach at DuskDeluxe TerraceA One Bedroom SuiteBeach & SunsetCapri RestaurantPremier King Bedroom

Sports and Wellness

All the sports and recreational activities of the resort are at guests’ disposal : fitness center, aquaerobics, beach volleyball, diving club, windsurfing, boat rentals, four tennis courts, three swimming pools – two of them are linked to each other by a 250-meter-long “lazy river” – and direct access to the beach. The Shangri-La exclusive Chi-Spa is provided with twelve treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam bath and a jacuzzi. Here, an efficiently trained team will take care of guests in search of a moment of complete relaxation, from head to toe.

Miscellaneous

24-hour room service, business center, complimentary transfers to Muscat shopping and business districts, hair and beauty salon, car rental office and three souvenir shops are at guests’ disposal. With its indoor and outdoor playgrounds, the Turtles Kids Club welcomes and entertains children. The Kids-Teens Club is perfect for teenagers.

Our Opinion:

The Al Bandar Hotel of the Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a welcome addition in Oman, for its traditional Arabic architecture combined with superior comfort. For business people, there is the large, modern meeting and conference center . A perfect place to mix business with pleasure.