June 2013 - Spear's Magazine

Month: June 2013

Review: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort, Oman

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I headed to the Shangri-La’s Al-Husn (which means ‘the castle’) hotel in Muscat straight from a tour of a very different castle — the 17th Century fort at Nizwa, deep in Oman’s dustbowl interior. Although we made the four-hour journey to the coast by air-conditioned 4x4, by the time I stumbled into the hotel’s serene, high-ceilinged lobby I looked, and felt, far too much like Lawrence of Arabia after a hard few weeks of desert warfare. 

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