Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company, and a member of Dubai Holding, further expands its international portfolio with the unveiling of a new resort in the Middle East – Jumeirah Muscat Bay. Nestled within the secluded cove of Bandar Jissah between the Hajar Mountains and Gulf of Oman, just 15 minutes from the capital Muscat, Jumeirah Muscat Bay will offer a true sense of serenity and escapism. With sea, mountains and a historic city on its doorstep, it is the ideal spot to disconnect and spend blissful days on the beach, explore the great outdoors via an array of adventurous wellbeing experiences, or venture out to discover the Sultanate’s rich history.
Mr. José Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group, said: “Oman is a popular destination for those looking to combine nature and wellness with cultural interest. At Jumeirah Muscat Bay, we have focused on taking cues from the natural landscape and its restorative energy and have brought this to life through design and architecture and in keeping with the hallmarks of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, our innovative dining concepts, signature service and exceptional experiences are well represented throughout this resort. As we continue to expand our portfolio, we are delighted to open the doors to this beautiful resort and bring our brand promise of Stay Different, for the first time to Oman.”
Jumeirah Muscat Bay will offer 206 spacious rooms and suites, all assuring breathtaking ocean vistas, with connecting rooms available for the perfect family holiday. In addition, five secluded summerhouses in two- and four-bed configurations, and the exceptional Sanctuary Villa, will provide the ultimate hospitality experience, each with a private pool, dedicated butler service and access to an exclusive private beach. Modern arabesque design features throughout the resort to ensure that Oman’s natural beauty takes center stage, while its interiors elegantly blend traditional Omani craftmanship with light and modern hotel design. With a focus on exceptional dining experiences, the new resort will be home to five diverse venues, overseen by Culinary Director Claudio Dieli, who brings over 26 years of experience in the global culinary industry, including tenures at several international hotels with three Michelin-stars.
Guests can delight in ocean side multi-cuisine restaurant PERIDOT, featuring interactive live cooking stations showcasing fresh and healthy favourites from all over the world, unwind over an indulgent afternoon tea in TARINI lounge, offering a tranquil escape from the Omani sun, or refuel, refresh and while the day away with tasty bites at chilled poolside eatery ZUKA. As night falls, enjoy thirst-quenching signature global cocktails from master mixologists, Asian-style signature bites and an exquisite cigar selection at the intimate ANZO bar and terrace, boasting stunning views across the bay. Set to open in September, signature restaurant BREZZA will provide a cool, contemporary setting with the best views in Muscat, serving exquisite sharing-style seafood and stunning culinary creations from Chef de Cuisine Cristiano Goattin, an Italian-born chef with a Michelin-star background, alongside Jumeirah’s famous mixology, available in the restaurant and at the rooftop bar.
For those familiar with Jumeirah Group’s exceptional wellness offering, Talise Spa will make its debut in Oman with the opening of Jumeirah Muscat Bay. With eight individual and two couple treatment rooms, the stunning sanctuary will offer a world of wellness and relaxation across a range of therapeutic and re-energizing treatments that can be tailored to individual guest needs. Spread over two floors, there is also a Hammam, sauna, and steam room, while world-renowned experts at Pedi: Mani: Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez will leave guests walking on clouds for the rest of their stay. Talise Spa will also champion local and sustainable brands in a further nod to its natural surroundings.
Those looking to immerse themselves in nature and embrace their adventurous side can take on the numerous hikes and scenic running and biking routes through the Hajar mountains, to discover majestic views and lush Wadis. Guests can also enjoy Sunrise Beach as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio and tennis court, while a PADI-certified diving & water sports center will help create memories of a lifetime with activities such as scuba diving, sailing, and snorkeling with turtles. Parents will be delighted to know there is an exciting program of daily activities at the kids’ club, that engages children in nature, craft, adventure, and sports, with local and seasonal themes.
Explorers of all ages can also venture out to discover several historical and archaeological sites that have shaped Oman’s unique history and culture. Remains of ancient UNWTO-recognized tourism villages, old seaports, modern souks, and the Royal Opera House, are just a few of the highlights within easy reach.
This new Jumeirah resort is situated in Muscat Bay, Oman’s only fully integrated resort village – a stunningly picturesque natural haven offering all the modern conveniences and Omani-flavoured luxury hospitality. This unique and growing resort village features carefully designed exclusive residential enclaves, as well as shops, restaurants, pools, BBQ and kids, play areas, encircled by beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland.