Guests venture behind the scenes with Shangri-La in Muscat

Roundup Wednesday 03/July/2024 07:51 AM
By: Times News Service
Guests venture behind the scenes with Shangri-La in Muscat

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah and Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat invite guests to explore the hidden wonders of their hotels through exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences that celebrate the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Oman. Guests can immerse themselves in two captivating experiences, bookable with a room stay, offering a unique glimpse into the heart of Shangri-La

Behind the Shells: Become a Turtle Ranger What does a day in the life of a Turtle Ranger entail? Kids and adults alike will embark on an educational adventure to care for the baby turtles born on the resorts’ secluded beaches that are listed as one of the top five nesting sites in Oman. The trainee rangers will learn about turtle conservation and participate in hands-on activities to safeguard nests from predators, ensuring these magnificent and endangered creatures have the best start in life.

Nature enthusiasts can enhance their connection with marine life by participating in an optional guided snorkelling session in Oman’s crystal-clear waters, providing an intimate encounter with turtles in their natural habitat.


Visit to the Turtle Sanctuary: OMR 4 for two persons, inclusive of all taxes

Optional guided snorkelling: OMR 18 per person, inclusive of all taxes

Beyond the ordinary: Oman’s Flavours and Traditions

Guests can delve into the vibrant tapestry of Omani culture with an immersive experience led by Khalid Al Amri, the world’s first Omani Frankincense Sommelier, Commencing with a walk around the resort to discover its rich history, art and architectureguests soon find themselves in the resort’s very own Frankincense (Luban) garden, to discover the aromatic resin’s healing properties and its every day uses in Oman.

Khalid will then teach guests the art of serving and enjoying traditional Arabic coffee, while enjoying a taste of sweet and savoury Omani delights together. Local to Muscat, Khalid Al Amri is a wealth of knowledge and will share secrets of Oman’s heritage with guests while revealing insights into the significance of the country’s traditional dress and cultural nuances

Nextunder the guidance of the resort’s talented Omani chefs, guests are invited to put on an apron and venture behind the scenes and into the kitchen to learn how to cook a delicious three-course Omani supperl. . Guests can savour their very own culinary creations paired with a selection of beverages within the elegant surroundings of one of the resort’s premium restaurants.

Price: OMR 40 net for two inclusive of all taxes

Bookings: Reservations required 48 hours in advance.

About Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah and Shangri-La Al Husn:

Overlooking 500-metres of stunning coastline and nestled amongst the rugged mountains, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat is spread across two distinct wings that are connected in their Arabian spirit of hospitality: Al Waha, “The Oasis” and Al Bandar, “The Town.” While Al Waha is ideal for families, Al Bandar is the heart of the resort, catering to business and leisure travellers alike. A wide array of amenities makes way for an unforgettable stay, from thrilling water sports to a lazy river and kids club, a secluded Chi, The Spa and newly launched Luban Spa, a bespoke classic car collection and diverse dining options.

Al Waha – the Oasis – is a family-focused resort with 262 rooms that celebrate authentic Arabian architecture with unique Omani flair. The spacious private balconies or patios invite guests to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or enjoy views of the stunning swimming pools that offer an array of recreational activities.

Inspired by the glorious architecture and history of Old Muscat itself, neighbouring Al Bandar – The Town – offers an exciting and bustling contrast to Al Waha. An extraordinary array of restaurants, bars and shopping outlets provide endless opportunities to live life to the fullest with friends, family and loved ones. Several secluded spa villas enable guests to enjoy a unique Chi Water Oasis featuring a vitality hydro pool, a steam room, tundra and tropical showers and a relaxation area. Al Bandar has 198 rooms, a selection of spacious ballrooms and an exciting, ever-changing schedule of unique events, where unforgettable experiences await.

Overlooking the majestic turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat is a relaxing, luxury clifftop retreat in Muscat. As Oman’s sole adults-only resort for guests aged 16 years and above, Shangri-La Al Husn caters to discerning travellers, offering a tranquil atmosphere and genuine, heartfelt Omani and Asian hospitality. The resort features 180 luxury rooms and suites, a private 100-metre beach cove, a clifftop infinity pool and a premium collection of restaurants. Meanwhile the Luban Spa is the first and the only Luban Spa in the Sultanate of Oman, allowing guests access to the ultimate

Frankincense spa retreat with an unparalleled wellbeing experience. Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat offers unparalleled levels of service with complimentary access to the adjacent Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat facilities and amenities.