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The First Luban Spa Opens in Oman

Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat Oman

Following a period of lockdowns and global restrictions, Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat reopens and unveils a world of bespoke experiences for luxury seekers from around the world, after much anticipation.

Located 45 minutes from Muscat International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Muscat, Shangri-La Al Husn is Oman’s exclusive clifftop retreat where an air of peace and tranquillity prevail. The resort caters to adult guests aged over 16 and offers a locally inspired guest experience, amenities, privileges, and bespoke tours to the most discerning travellers.

Beyond the resort’s water gardens lies the infinity pool with its Instagram-worthy views of the Sea of Oman that also defines the setting of the private 100-metre beach.  Sweeping views and calming hues are a source of inspiration along with the private beach cove, where guests can laze the day away on sun beds, cabanas or within the privacy of their lounges. Offering the ultimate in beach luxury, the hotel ensures an ultra-relaxed vibe and ambience of serenity by reserving the space for adults only as guests must be over the age of 16.

Shangri-La Al Husn introduced the latest addition to its wellness experiences; Luban Spa – The Spa of Frankincense. This is the first of its kind in the Sultanate, a different way of living that sends you to a world of beauty, peace and luxury.

Luban (Frankincense) is a precious resin originating in Oman from the Boswellia tree and is treasured over the world for its healing and beauty properties paired with its warm and comforting essence.

For thousands of years, Luban has been known as the gift of kings and has been as highly valued as gold. As such, Luban Spa offers a myriad range of precious Omani Frankincense treatment rituals for the body and mind infused with warm Arabian hospitality.

Exclusive guest benefits include complimentary daily afternoon tea, aperitif hour, complimentary in-room mini-bar and use of the resort’s private beach and facilities. Exquisitely crafted local ingredients are sourced from around the Sultanate and they play an essential role during the guest journey, ranging from locally harvested pomegranates from the mountains, roses, date syrup and Omani honey.

Every afternoon guests of Al Husn are treated to a complimentary themed afternoon tea on the terrace of Sultanah, overlooking the mesmerizing sea view of the adjacent Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat. At sunset, the central courtyard comes to life with the aperitif hour, offering a collection of signature cocktails with a local infusion. This is set as a daily ritual to socialize and enjoy the beginning of a calming evening along with the live music of an enchanting duo. 

A Couple Paradise

Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat is a haven for couples, whether they are looking for an unforgettable honeymoon or a dream setting away from home. Specializing in elegance, versatility and convenience, the resort team turns dreams into reality, creating lasting memories for a lifetime of romance.

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