Al Bandar | Oman | If Only

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Inspired by old Muscat, Al Bandar, 'The Town', one of three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, features spacious sea facing guest rooms, outstanding dining options and a 500m lazy river winding through the resort.


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 5 Star
  • 198 Rooms



Sea-facing guestrooms offer expansive space with modern, Arabian-inspired décor, reflecting the soul of Oman. Enjoy lush views over the garden and the Gulf of Oman from the furnished patio or balcony of a Deluxe Room.

For a true taste of luxury, choose a One Bedroom Suite, boasting a separate sitting room and gorgeous seascapes.



Al Bandar is home to Capri Court, featuring contemporary Italian cuisine, as well as Tapas & Sablah for an outdoor dining experience. Al Tanoor serves up an evocative Arabian atmosphere that creates an engaging dining experience at each of its many open culinary stations.

Guests can also dine at Al Waha, Al Bandar’s sister hotel, and enjoy the culinary theatre and International flavours of Samba, or a relaxed meal at Surf Café. At Al Mazaar Souq, guests can enjoy Lebanese cuisine and entertainment at Fairouz or go on a culinary exploration at the stylish Asia. For a lighter meal, Zafran Café and courtyard has indoor and outdoor seating.



Recline by the poolside, relax in the winding lazy river or dive into the resort’s private beach. Guests can also enjoy an array of other sporting activities including tennis and fitness centre, an open-air amphitheatre and the Omani Heritage Village. The hotel can also arrange sunset and dolphin-watching or choose a variety of nature activities and excursions, all of which are planned and conducted with sensitivity to the unique ecosystem.

For the keen golfer there are golf courses nearby, at Al Maha Golf Club and Muscat Hills Golf Club.



Designed as a secluded spa, CHI, The Spa, allows guests to enjoy the privacy and luxury of the largest spa villas in Muscat and the most luxurious treatments. The spa features a vitality hydro pool, a steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area.



Families can spend time together at Adventure Zone, a family centre with slides, climbing walls and video games or Game Zone Centre, equipped with pool tables, dart boards and foosball tables.


Getting There

Approximate flight times

Approximately 8 hours

Time difference

GMT + 4 hours


Approximately 45 minutes from Muscat International Airport


The best time to visit Muscat is between October and March, when temperatures are warm yet enjoyable. In the east and north the climate is more Mediterranean, but the surrounding desert helps summer temperatures soar to 40C. The south has a year round tropical climate and even a monsoon from July to September – keeping temperatures in the high 20Cs.



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