Luxury hotel holiday Shangri-La's Barr al Jissah Oman

An Expressions Holiday to Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah resort is a great favourite for families, who appreciate particularly the family accommodation in Al Waha, where there are both inter-connecting rooms available and family rooms equipped with children's toys and games consoles. Oman is also rich in historical and natural treasures so there is plenty to do for all the family if you want to venture away from the many pools, the beach, the children's club, and the restaurants of the resort.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Oman Air London to Muscat
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Shangri-La's Barr al Jissah, Oman

Shangri La Barr al Jissah is an 5-star extensive resort that offers excellent facilities and the highest standards of service. This opulent hotel is ideal for an exotic and active family holiday, all set in beautiful beach surroundings.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the coast, near Muscat

Annual opening October to April

Closest airport Muscat Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 40-minutes' drive from Muscat Airport

Hotel facilities and services

11 Restaurants and Casual Dining Outlets, 3 Lobby Lounges, 3 Pool Bars, 3 Beach Bars, 2 Bars, Nightclub, 3 Freshwater Swimming Pools, 600 metres of Private Beach, 4 Tennis Courts, Fitness Centre, Spa, Sauna, Children's Club, GameZ, Lazy River,  Splashpad Water Play Area, 9-hole Mini Golf Course, Scuba Diving, Sail Boats, Omani Heritage Village, Souq Shopping Area, Complimentary Shuttle to downtown Muscat, Hair and Beauty Salon, Children's Playground, Nightclub, 24-hour Room Service.

Complimentary watersports

Swimming.

Chargeable watersports

Diving, Sailing.

Land sports

Complimentary: Fitness, Tennis, Mini Golf.

Out and about nearby

Shangri La Barr al Jissah resort is located on the bay at Barr al Jissah, 25 kilometres from Muscat. Highlights for families include Muttrah Souq, Dolphin watching, Museums and forts, Camel rides, Wadi bashing, Dune bashing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Al Waha superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,490 low season

£1,890 high season

Holiday Code EXH245

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Shangri-La's Barr al Jissah, Oman

Room descriptions

Shangri-La's Barr al Jissah has 704 rooms and suites across 3 hotels. All rooms have private bathroom with separate bath and shower, balcony or terrace, ocean view, telephone and voicemail, wi-fi, satellite television, safe, tea and coffee facilities, iron and ironing board.

Al Waha Superior Room
Superior Sea View Room
Executive Sea View Room
Family Rooms on request
Al Bandar Deluxe Room
Deluxe Terrace Room
Deluxe Sea-Facing Room
Premier Room
One Bedroom Suite
Al Husn Deluxe Room
Deluxe Sea View Room
One Bedroom Suite
Speciality Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Al Waha superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,490 low season

£1,890 high season

Holiday Code EXH245

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Shangri-La's Barr al Jissah, Oman

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Shangri- La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Oman, Expressions Holidays includes direct flights from London with British Airways or Oman Air (flying time is about 7 hrs 30 mins). Flights from UK regional airports may be possible with other airlines such as Emirates, with a change of plane in Dubai for example. A private car transfer is included for your journey from Muscat International Airport to the hotel and back. Journey time from the airport to the hotel is about 40 minutes.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum five-night stay from 27 December to 2 January.

Children: Children may stay at Al Husn but meals must be taken at Al Bandar and Al Waha (except in-room dining). The pool and beach facilities at Al Husn are only available to those 16 years and over. It is recommended that guests with children under 18 years of age stay at either Al Waha or Al Bandar which cater to the needs of holidaying families.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Al Waha superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,490 low season

£1,890 high season

Holiday Code EXH245

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Shangri-La's Barr al Jissah, Oman

Highlights of Oman

Water sports including sailing, diving, snorkelling and windsurfing. Experience the many souqs and markets in Oman where the rich aroma of herbs and spices, frankincense and myrrh are prominent. Traditional brass, copper, clay and wooden bowls and boxes as well as a colourful array of glassware and fabric are also present here. The Muscat festival in January and February, the Salalah`s Khareef festival from mid-July until the end of August. Seafood is renowned in Omani cooking: crab, prawns, crayfish, tuna and lobster with a unique piquant flavour. In the winter months enjoy traditional Omani cuisine at an Arabian banquet where guests sit on cushions at low tables in a traditional Bedouin tent.

Travel around Oman

Oman has a comprehensive system of cheap but slow long-distance shared taxis and microbuses. Road signs are written in English, as well as in Arabic, so hiring a car is also an option; private taxis, often in 4x4 vehicles, are probably the most convenient option, with drivers also acting as guides. We can arrange private excursions in advance of your arrival to Qatar. Please speak to our specialist consultants for more details.

Facts in brief

Capital Muscat
Airport Seeb International Airport
Size 120,000 sq. miles
Population 4.6 million