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Muscat’s New Hotspot: SiO2 The Beach Lounge

Muscat’s New Hotspot: SiO2 The Beach Lounge

  • Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah's Si02 The Beach Lounge is the city's hottest new hotspot offering an experience that's second to none

Muscat’s beaches are among the finest in the region. Not surprisingly, Muscat’s beachfront properties are a class apart. One such property is the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, a resort that features three exquisite resorts, world-class facilities, and a bevy of dining destinations all at one destination. Adding to the property’s eclectic range of F&B offerings at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah is Si02 The Beach Lounge. Set to redefine the coastal experience in Muscat, Si02 The Beach Lounge is poised to be the city’s hotspot for a feet-in-the-sand experience. Elegantly set on the edge of the 500m long stretched beach of Al Bandar hotel, opposite the resort’s two dining venues Capri Court and Chow Mee, the SiO2 Beach Lounge draws its name from the very elements that make up the sandy shores – quartz, silicon and oxygen. This synthesis of nature serves as inspiration for a place where the elements of earth, breeze, and sea converge to create an unforgettable afternoon and evening atmosphere. 

The Inspiration 

The brainchild of the Area General Manager, Rene D. Egle, and inspired by contemporary island beach lounges and elegantly combined with the beautiful views of the Gulf of Oman, SiO2 boasts a thoughtfully designed space with a thatched roof bar made from palm tree leaves. The combination of beach and contemporary furniture with light grey tones paired with blue and grey cushions adds a glamour touch to the dramatic sunset setting behind the Hajar mountains. The white drapes around the rattan cozy lounge bring a light yet cozy sense of place to the venue for a warmer experience. The beach lounge can accommodate 70 guests while keeping the venue intimate and exclusive. 

A creative menu 

The menu is crafted to revive guests’ senses with a creative blend of cocktails and mocktails to enhance guests’ palate- all inspired by the four elements of nature – fire, water, earth, and air. The “Above the Clouds” and “The Flying Bird” cocktails, influenced by the air element, 

feature frankincense and a phoenix feather for a mythical touch. Under the fire element, savour the “Scarlet Glow” or opt for the non-alcoholic “Shazam! Mocktail,” our unique classic passion fruit mojito. 

The expertly curated beach lounge menu ensures an exquisite à la carte offering available daily from 5 pm until 1 am. Complementing the beverage selection, SiO2 offers a tantalising array of light bites including hot and cold Mezze as well as arancini or prawn tempura, for an enhanced beachside experience, perfectly paired with the beverage selections. 

For shisha enthusiasts, SiO2 presents a unique opportunity to indulge in this cherished tradition right by the beach. Guests are welcomed to revel in the flavours as they unwind in the gentle sea breeze late afternoon. 

To top it off, the evening is crowned with the sounds of our resident DJ, spinning the best chill-out and acoustic beats as well as seasonal entertainment throughout the year. There is no entrance fee for Muscat’s diners who wish to visit the beach lounge.

“SiO2 The Beach Lounge represents our commitment to providing not just a beach lounge but an experience that encapsulates the essence of luxury and relaxation. SiO2 is not just a place; it’s a feeling, a destination where the rhythm of the night meets the tranquillity of the sea” shared Rene D. Egle, Area General Manager for Shangri-La Muscat, Oman.

In a city known for its rich culture and stunning vistas, you can step into the captivating spirit of the Middle East at SiO2 The Beach Lounge and experience the laid-back charm of Oman, where nature, entertainment, and varied gastronomy come together to create an unparalleled seaside escape.

Si02 The Beach Lounge, located at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat is open daily from 5 pm to 1 am with live entertainment and an A la Carte menu (beverage selections and light bites) as well as shisha options. 

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