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13 Dec 2016 2:31 PM | Chair Muscat Mums (Administrator)


Barr Al Jissah launches brand new 

Al Mazaar Edutainment Centre


Muscat, [December 2016]: Barr Al Jissah, the exceptional luxury destination in Muscat, Oman is delighted to announce the much-anticipated opening of Al Mazaar Edutainment Centre. 

Launched in November, Al Mazaar offers a dynamic programme of kid’s entertainment, sports activities, art, culture and much more for adults and children alike to enjoy. 

The one-of-a-kind edutainment centre marks the transformation of the Barr Al Jissah heritage village into Oman’s must visit destination.  Al Mazaar is home to SpringBox - Oman’s first ever trampoline hall and the biggest of its kind in the region - with sports activities including basketball, climbing and a specially-designed gladiator course; while the multi-purpose air-conditioned sports field is available for basketball, football and badminton use.   

Art and culture is at the heart of Al Mazaar. ArtBox, a unique concept promoting arts for the entire family, encourages children to create their own masterpieces; while visitors can also get involved in art workshops – from t-shirt painting, origami and sand art, to Ramadan and back-to-school art activities - led by Barr Al Jissah resident and other guest artists. 

Designated art walls, such as the Hands of Oman wall, Omani Orchard wall, Rainbow Jigsaw wall, You Create wall and Chalk wall further encourage interactive art; while the gallery space will showcase the children’s artworks.

Al Mazaar also aims to promote learning in a fun environment, hosting educational workshops themed around animals, the environment, local culture, nutrition, and science activities for children in order to provide them with useful life skills. 

In addition to the existing heritage area, Adventure and Teen zones, Al Mazaar features a dedicated children’s PartyBox and special lounge, where parents can relax and have access to Zafran Café while the young ones are entertained. An exciting retail concept store will soon be announced; while throughout the year, a special car collection is showcased at the venue, alongside an exciting array of live music shows and entertainment at the adjacent amphitheatre. 

The fun-packed events schedule will also feature regular Family Fun Days, sports & wellness activities and educational workshops from Oman’s and region’s influential names.

Firas Matraji, CEO of Barr Al Jissah commented; ‘With Al Mazaar Edutainment Centre we wanted to create a place where families return to again and again, not only to exercise or play, but to learn and create. With the variety of activities available, our homeowners, hotel guests and visitors have everything they want on their doorstep, firmly establishing Al Mazaar as one of Oman’s must visit destinations’.

Come to Barr Al Jissah and visit Al Mazaar Edutainment Centre, open daily from 9.00am to 8.00pm. Bookings can be made at the Al Mazaar ticketing office or by phoning +968 24776856. 

For further information, special Al Mazaar promotions and event updates, please follow:

Instagram: @almazaar

Twitter: @almazaar

Facebook: @almazaaroman


For visitors arriving from the Muscat airport route, take Muscat Muttrah Exit, follow the Sultan Qaboos Road and head straight over the Wadi Kabir fly over. Take the exit to Qantab and head straight to the end of the road to the Barr Al Jissah gate. After passing the gate, follow down through the right lane and turn right at the roundabout to access the parking area. The entrance is on the left hand-side via the heritage village. 

 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 an edutainment centre with open-air amphitheatre - 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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