As Abu Dhabi and Dubai battle it out for the title of the UAE’s top city, Oman is a holidaymaker’s dream for those looking to escape the frenetic pace of major cities in pursuit of total relaxation and untamed terrain.
The dramatic landscape surrounding Oman’s largest city, Muscat Governorate, is composed of the land between the Western Al Hajar mountains, that rise out of a vast expanse of uninhabited dessert and the long, golden beaches and turquoise water of the Arabian Sea. As the country’s capital city and principal port, Muscat has been an established centre for trade in the Gulf of Oman since the early 1st century CE (referred to by Greek geographer Ptolemy as Cryptus Portus or ‘Hidden Port’ at the time). The captivating beachside city now offers visitors a truly multifaceted experience of Omani culture.
From visiting Muscat’s museums, souqs (open-air markets), historical buildings and neighbourhoods to going on fishing, diving and boating excursions, it’s no wonder the Sultanate of Oman's capital is widely regarded as the ultimate destination for rest and rejuvenation in the Middle East. So much so that there have been a few select developments here in recent years, for discerning investors. LUXOS visited The Barr Al Jissah Residences to experience what offers to be the perfect opportunity to purchase your own piece of paradise.
The Barr Al Jissah peninsula, located between the towering Hajar mountains and the spectacular views of the Gulf of Oman, is now home to the eponymous luxury villas. The elegantly designed homes are perched atop the picturesque cliffs, providing homeowners with an uninterrupted view of the region’s mountains, secluded coves and archipelago coastline.
Each 6-bedroom home is meticulously detailed and decorated with an ultra-modern finish, which is designed to in enhance the ocean view. Featuring white marble floors, floor-to-ceiling patios that open out onto manicured gardens and a private swimming pool, these villas offer utmost privacy and every comfort. Other prestige characteristics include SieMatic® kitchens, luxurious bathrooms with monsoon showers and Jacuzzi bathtubs, as well as the option to personalise the home’s lighting scheme both indoors and out.
The villas are located in the perfect waterfront position for yachting enthusiasts, as the Barr Al Jissah Residences provide homeowners with their own private marina. The gated community is the first of its kind in Oman, allowing homeowners the convenience of living just a stone’s throw from their marina, with enough space to house a super-yacht.
Owning a Barr Al Jissah villa also comes with exclusive membership of the Shangri-La Resort, providing exclusive access to all hotels, beaches, pools and fitness centres, as well as preferential rates in all restaurants. In addition, buyers are given complementary access to Quintessentially Lifestyle Management, which enhances the secluded experience intrinsic to the Barr Al Jissah peninsula.
The global concierge service provides localised service, assisting members with anything from day-to-day needs such as last-minute restaurant bookings or access to sold-out events, to more intensive projects such as planning the ultimate bespoke travel itinerary or access to private schools and tutoring. With more than sixty offices world-wide, Quintessentially’s Lifestyle Managers provide unique, personalised service to all members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.