Barr Al Jissah

the exceptional luxury destination in Oman, is delighted to announce the launch of the world’s first Bannenberg & Rowell Limited Edition Townhomes, due for completion in Autumn 2016.

The internationally acclaimed designers Bannenberg & Rowell are one the most famous names in yacht design and are responsible for some of the world’s most iconic superyacht interiors.  Bringing ‘yacht living’ to Barr Al Jissah, Bannenberg & Rowell have drawn on their extensive experience in contemporary yacht design, taking inspiration from the spectacular ocean setting and Omani architecture, to create the cutting-edge interiors for  the nine Limited Edition Townhomes.

Elevated above Barr Al Jissah, the four bedroom, five bathroom Townhomes offer uninterrupted views across the Gulf of Oman. Featuring details more typically associated with superyachts, the homes aim to bring the stunning natural surroundings inside whilst evoking a sense of place and Omani authenticity.  Bannenberg & Rowell have utilised elements of stone, marble, teak and bronze combined with rich, intense blue hues; while the dramatic entrance- expertly created by dedicated craftsmen using locally sourced stone – and panoramic windows  instantly draw the eye to the teak outdoor decking and stunning horizon beyond.

Commenting on the project, Dickie Bannenberg said, “Oman’s stunning coastline and deep sense of heritage has always appealed. When we first visited Barr Al Jissah in June last year, we were immediately struck by the beauty of the destination and its deep-rooted connection to the ocean. Despite being close to Muscat, you get a real sense of space and seclusion that is attractive to a discerning yachting audience. For the Townhomes, we wanted to put our Bannenberg & Rowell touch on the interiors referencing our yacht design heritage whilst at the same time that of the region.”

The Bannenberg & Rowell Limited Edition Townhomes are perfectly complemented by private marina facilities, offering the perfect base from which to discover Oman’s 1,700km pristine coastline. An upcoming members-only beach club and boardwalk with al fresco dining and marina-side retailing will further enhance this exclusive offering – providing homeowners with unrivalled access to a vibrant Riviera lifestyle at Barr Al Jissah.

All residents benefit from lifestyle amenities provided by the Shangri-La managed hotels located within the destination, as well as enjoy luxury concierge services from Quintessentially Lifestyle and Bentley transportation. Homeowners also qualify for a family resident’s visa and can take advantage of preferential rates and priority banking services from Oman Arab Bank.

Firas Matraji, CEO of Barr Al Jissah commented, “We are delighted to be working with Bannenberg & Rowell for this project. Here at Barr Al Jissah, we are committed to going above and beyond to offer truly outstanding products for our buyers, and our collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell allows us to bring a world-first to the destination by creating the very essence of ‘yacht living’ for our residents. We pride ourselves on remaining true to our historical heritage and geographical location, and this partnership allows us to do this while at the same time delivering a truly unique product.”

The Bannenberg & Rowell Limited Edition Townhomes will bring a new standard of luxury yacht living to Barr Al Jissah. To register your interest please visit



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About Barr Al Jissah:

Situated in a secluded bay – where the Gulf of Oman meets the dramatic mountainous coastline – Barr Al Jissah is the prestigious business behind Oman’s leading luxury destination.

Barr Al Jissah brings together high-end homes with three luxury hotels managed by Shangri-La, complemented by a souk with heritage village – ideal for outdoor concerts – and a private marina, offering the perfect base to explore Oman’s pristine coastline.

Located just 20 minutes outside Muscat, the destination combines the romance of Arabia with the considered elegance and tranquillity of the Mediterranean, to create a unique lifestyle destination in the region.

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