Saraya Bandar Jissah
Muscat Bay is located on the north east coast of Oman. The site is approximately 25km south east of the capital, Muscat and covers an area of approximately 219 hectares set against a backdrop of rugged mountains, verdant valleys and a curved beach.
The development is an exclusive luxury resort and includes an integrated community, nestled within a sheltered bay where the mountains of Bandar Jissah meet the Gulf of Oman. The resort combines a range of residential typologies and recreational facilities within the valleys, as well as two luxury hotels adjacent to the beach. Central to the resort are the wadis and lagoon with a small stream that meanders through a public park on its journey through the site.
All the buildings have been designed with the intention that the resident or guest can feel connected to the external environment. Stunning views are framed by strong architectural forms. Large windows slide away to connect the interior with the exterior, allowing the spaces to flow together. The interiors are shaded from the sun by deep recesses and mashrabiya screens, without compromising the views. The mountains and the wadi become part of the internal environment.
The golf clubhouse was designed to reflect a modern interpretation of a traditional dhow in full sail capturing the essence of Dubai's seafaring traditions and the majesty and simplicity of the lateen-rigged dhows as they sailed up and down the coastline of Dubai.