Why you'll love it here...

  • Watch turtles nesting in January and hatching on the beach from March to August
  • Keep cool on the beach with complimentary icebox filled with water
  • Explore Muscat’s downtown and the Muttrah Souk with daily shuttle service from the hotel
  • Use of six pools across the hotel’s sister resorts including a 500m lazy river

At the centre of an impressive Omani resort complex, this Shangri-La's luxurious Al Bandar hotel provides its guests with entertainments and indulgences and a location that is both picturesque and inspiring.

Hidden among the Omani mountains and situated along a sandy private cove, with a lively atmosphere that brings together the family-friendly Al Waha and more exclusive Al Husn hotels, you will find that this is a place to do as little or as much as you please. 

Accommodation at Shangri-La's Al Bandar Hotel

Each of Al Bandar's 198 sea-facing rooms is appointed in simple Arabian-inspired style. The hotel also boasts an array of dining options, from sumptuous Middle Eastern buffet to innovative Italian cuisine. Of course, guests are also welcome to dine at many restaurants across the entire resort. 

The hotel's commanding Arabian architecture wraps itself around an expansive freeform swimming pool, which is just a few steps from the resort's private sandy beach, where guests can enjoy an array of watersports, or simply explore the clear waters at their own leisure. 

Things to do

Behind Al Bandar sits the Al Mazaar Souk, with yet more dining options and many opportunities for gift shopping, plus an Adventure Zone family entertainment centre, mini-golf and an adjacent Omani Heritage Village, with its own authentic souk atmosphere and many traditional arts and crafts on sale. 

With so much on offer, make sure you leave some time to indulge at CHI, The Spa. An oasis of calm, this world-class facility offers many treatments that promise to relax and revive.


  • Accessible Accommodation
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • Inter connecting rooms
  • Spa / Wellness
  • Tennis

Best For

  • Family
  • Kids Clubs (4-12)
  • Teens Clubs (13+)


Shangri-La's Al Bandar Hotel comprises 198 rooms and suites, including two deluxe Speciality Suites.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

Spacious bedroom with bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub, balcony with garden, pool or partial sea views
Deluxe Seafacing rooms

Deluxe Seafacing rooms

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

Located on higher floors or nearer the beach, these Deluxe rooms have the same layout as other Deluxe rooms but with sea views
Deluxe Terrace room

Deluxe Terrace room

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

Deluxe Terrace rooms have the same facilities and are the same size as Deluxe rooms but are located on the ground floor with direct access to a terrace facing the pool and gardens, towards the sea (but view may be restricted by shrubs)
Premier rooms

Premier rooms

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Larger room with open plan sitting area
Speciality Suite

Speciality Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Large one-bedroom Suite with separate sitting room with dining area, with spacious balcony with table and two chairs. Total area 142 sq metres.
One Bedroom Suite

One Bedroom Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Suites have a separate bedroom and living room, and balcony. Suite guests also benefit from complimentary return private car transfers from the airport, daily laundry service (not dry cleaning), complimentary mini-bar (beer, soft drinks, juices and chocolates) restocked daily, fresh fruit and flowers daily and pre-dinner drinks and canapes served in room 18.00-18.30 each day.


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Shangri-La's Al Bandar Hotel

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