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Oman / Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

Al Bandar – meaning “the town”– is the focal point of the resort featuring a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Centrally located within the resort complex its romantic architecture has been inspired by Old Muscat, with buildings of varying height adorned by an array of ornate balconies. The pools and waterways which abound throughout the property make relaxing viewing from the generously sized sea-facing guestrooms decorated in modern Arabian fashion, all with a balcony or patio.

There’s complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms along with in-house movie channels and tea and coffee making facilities. Be cossetted by decadent spa treatments at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. With a wide varitety of food and beverage outlets – twenty one in total – small diners are especially well catered for. Recreational amenities include a large swimming pool with half-immersed sun loungers, children’s pool, tennis courts and watersports along the beach. A lazy river winds for a delightful half kilometre between Al Bandar and Al Waha.

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Visit mosques and souqs

From Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar visit Mattrah Souq and shop for frankincense, see calligraphers and woodcarvers at work or visit the Grand Mosque and the centuries old Jalali Fort.

When is the best time to visit Oman?

Oman experiences high temperatures throughout the year with minimal rainfall. The best time to visit is between October and March when it is cooler. During the summer months temperatures rise considerably, whilst hotel rates are at their lowest and offers are most attractive.

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