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Triathlon Camp at Shangri-La Muscat with Faris Al Sultan

Triathlon Camp at Shangri-La Muscat with Faris Al Sultan


Ironman World Championship winner Faris-Al Sultan to host training camp weekend in Oman 

Muscat, October 2017 – Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has teamed up with world class triathlete Faris Al-Sultan for the ultimate swim-bike-run training camp. 

Nestled between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the pristine waters of the Omani Gulf, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a fully integrated destination resort spread across two hotel wings, Al Waha and Al Bandar.  

It is a great location for this once in a lifetime training weekend, which takes place from 11 - 14 January 2018, with rolling hills and inclines along scenic roads through the majestic Al Hajar Mountains combined with stunning views of the Gulf of Oman. 

Run and ride the scenic routes in the Middle East, swim in the azure waters of the sheltered Bay of Jissah, and gain first-hand insight on breathing techniques, the importance of nutrition, and injury avoidance from Faris al-Sultan, who is renowned for his strengths in all three triathlon disciplines. 

Speaking ahead of the training weekend, Faris Al-Sultan said, “Surrounded by natural beauty in such a stunning setting, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a great location for a triathlon camp. The hotel’s private beach and sheltered bay are idea for swimming drills, while the hills and leading to the resort provide the suitable terrain and routes both for running and cycling training.” 

Guests will be treated like superstar athletes and undergo sessions focusing on special skills to improve and conquer all aspects of a swim-bike-run challenge. Whether a first time triathlete or a veteran striving for a PB, this training weekend with former Ironman World Championship winner Faris Al-Sultan is the ultimate way to achieve a personal goal. 

During the weekend, participants can take advantage of the resort’s spa and leisure facilities, before sitting down to dinner with Faris Al-Sultan to reflect on a memorable day of training. 

Just a 20-minute drive from downtown Muscat and 45-minutes from Muscat International Airport, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a great place to train. 

The resort also provides a luxurious retreat with access to a total of 19 bars and restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine, the indulgent CHI, The Spa, six temperature-controlled swimming pools, Oman’s only 500m lazy river, four tennis courts, as well as a splash pad, mini-golf, Adventure Zone and Cool Zone Kids’ Club for cyclists travelling with families.  

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For bookings, email or call ++ (968) 2477 6262 

The Ultimate Triathlete Training Camp with Ironman Faris Al-Sultan includes:  

Two or three nights in Al Bandar Deluxe Room or Al Waha Superior Room with daily buffet breakfast

Dinners hosted by Ironman World Championship winner Faris Al-Sultan

Training sessions, mechanical support and secure bike storage

Package price including the above starts from OMR 115 ++ per night and is based on half-board, double occupancy

Additional option to extend stay at 25% off Flexible Rate (subject to availability)

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit

Press Contact

Sarah Khaled
Director of Marketing Communications


(968) 2477 6250


Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa P.O. Box 644, Muscat Postal Code 100 Sultanate of Oman


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