The most central of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa’s hotels and home to CHI, The Spa.

Sitting at the heart of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Bandar is the ideal choice for those guests who wish to be in the midst of all the action and plan to make good use of the resort’s extensive facilities.

Take a culinary journey around the world at the resort’s numerous restaurants, bars and lounges – eight of which are located at Al Bandar. Italian specialities are served alongside fine wines at Capri Court, while Spanish dishes can be enjoyed at Tapas & Sablah.

Al Bandar’s rooms and suites feature a modern, Arabian-inspired style with comfortable furnishings and artworks crafted locally. If a little more space is required, upgrade to a Premier Room from a Deluxe Room.


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Key information

Along the bay of Al Jissah, overlooking the Gulf of Oman

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes from Muscat airport
Rooms: 198

Good to know

This hotel is part of Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa complex. Minimum stay: 5 nights 27 Dec-04 Jan. Turtles often nest on the hotel’s beaches. This is a spectacular natural phenomenon but can sometimes mean parts of the beach are cordoned off for the turtles' safety. The Lazy River will be closed two weeks in June from 10-24 Jun (inclusive) for maintenance and deep cleaning. The hotel will be closed during Ramadan from 05 May–02 Jun (inclusive)

Accommodation information

198 rooms and suites


• Head out on a dolphin viewing boat trip* • Visit the eco centre and learn about the endangered hawksbill and green turtles from the Turtle Ranger


8 restaurants and bars at Al Bandar and a total of 13 restaurants, bars, cafés and lounges throughout the resort

What's included

Breakfast at Al Tanoor.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £51 • Buffet breakfast and dinner at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al Bandar). Credit is available for guests wishing to dine at à la carte restaurants
Full Board from £91 • All meals at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al Bandar). Credit is available for guests wishing to dine at à la carte restaurants.

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