Al Bandar at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

At a glance

  • The centre of the resort
  • Close to Shangri-La’s main facilities
  • Location of CHI, The Spa

Facilities Al Bandar At Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

CHI, The Spa*, art gallery, gift shop*. Shared facilities include:- private main beach, lazy river, 2 pools each with a pool bar, 4 tennis courts, health club, sauna, steamroom, Jacuzzi, Adventure Zone, Cool Zone Kids' Club (at Al Waha), Splashpad aquatic play area (at Al Waha), GameZ entertainment centre, mini golf, dive centre*, watersports*, Al Mazaar Souk, marina, beauty salon*, beach volleyball, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

At Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa many of the fantastic restaurants are located at Al Bandar, which sits at the centre of the resort. Choose to dine at the Italian eatery Capri Court or Tapas & Sablah where you can enjoy Mediterranean and Asian tapas dishes as well as Middle Eastern mezze dishes. The hotel’s main restaurant Al Tanoor is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and here you can enjoy a range of Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish dishes. Situated between Al Bandar and Al Waha is Bait al Bahr, the majestic seafood restaurant where you can not only enjoy unbeatable views of the Gulf of Oman but also the day’s fresh catch prepared with delicious Omani flavours. Those relaxing by the hotel’s extensive free-form pool by day can order light snacks, pizzas and beverages from Circles Pool Bar. The hotel’s evening hotspot is the chic Piano Lounge, where guests can enjoy pre and post-dinner cocktails, light snacks, coffee and tea.

Spa & wellness

CHI, The Spa embraces a holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being. Inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, treatments are based on the principles of restoring balance and harmony to the mind and body. Treatments on offer include Chi Balance – a unique blend of Asian techniques personalised to suit guests' Yin/Yang status – and Herbal Harmony which balances body rhythms and releases the flow of Chi energy to revitalize mind, body and soul.

Children's club

The Cool Zone Kids’ Club is available for children aged 4-8 of both Al Bandar and Al Waha. Children under 4 are welcome too but will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Adventure Zone is located at Al Mazaar souk and features an extensive range of modular play areas including slides, climbing walls, ball pits and soft play areas. Two children’s pools are available – one at Al Waha next to the Assira Pool Bar, and one at Al Bandar by the Circles Pool Bar. Splashpad, which is located at Al Waha, is an aquatic play area where children can enjoy a variety of water effects.


On a large sweeping expanse of golden sandy beach.


There are plenty of opportunities for novice and accomplished divers to discover life below the waves of the Sea of Oman. The onsite dive school Extra Divers offers a variety of experiences including sunrise and sunset dives and try dives as well as a number of PADI approved dive courses.

There are a number of incredible dive sites nearby including 10 sites at the nearby island of Fahal and the wreck of the 84-metre vessel Al Munassir.

Sustainable features

The Turtle Care Project has been set up by Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa as part of Sanctuary, Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project. The aim is to help protect the region’s endangered hawksbill and green turtles as well as educate the guests and local communities about these wonderful creatures.

*Denotes local charge