Queen of the desert


Hailed as one of the most hospitable and friendly nations in the Gulf, Oman boasts 1,700km of pristine coastline, vast tracts of desert, mountainous ranges, prehistoric wildlife, rolling sand dunes and Arabian culture, not to mention the odd cricket pitch or two.

Adding to this incredible roster is the latest in luxury developments, Barr Al Jissah. Located just 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan capital city of Muscat, its history dates back as far as 2,000BC when it was accessible only by boat and thus created a rich heritage as a maritime trading post. Today it has transformed itself into the French Riviera of the Middle East.

Nestled in the secluded coves and peaceful waters that serve as a natural sanctuary for endangered hawksbill and green turtles lies a stunning new development offering waterfront living, a members-only beach club and an exclusive deep water marina. With its world-class facilities already attracting the attention of elegant yachts and ethereal catamarans, who better to have designed the interiors of Barr Al Jissah’s striking Limited Edition Townhomes than London-based, award-winning superyacht design studio, Bannenberg & Rowell.

Read this feature in full in the next issue of Simply Abu Dhabi magazine.

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