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.
At a glance
8 bars and restaurants
Barr Al Jissah, Oman
Approximate flight times
Approximately 8 hours
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.