Bait Al Zubair Narrative Days at Shangri-La Muscat: A Journey Through Words
• Shangri-La Muscat, Oman to host the Bait Al Zubair Narrative Days on December 17-20, 2023 at
Aangan by Chef Rohit Ghai
• Award-winning novelists and authors from around the world to participate
In its constant endeavour to underscore Omani heritage, Shangri-La Muscat is all
set to host the Bait Al Zubair Narrative Days, where literary finesse will meet culinary artistry.
Elevating the art of hospitality by blending modern luxury with authentic cultural experiences, the 5-
star luxury resort will host a special event between December 17 and 20 in line with the United
Nations Arabic Language Day, celebrated annually on December 18.
The days will be filled with insightful discussions, book reading, seminars and storytelling sessions.
With a theme revolving around the power of novels, the event will welcome authors from Oman, India,
Saudi, Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Algeria, and Tunisia, among others. With a focus on fostering
interactive dialogue and exchanging experiences, this event paves the way for a deeper
understanding of various themes related to identity, creativity, and the impact of literary awards on
The event will then move to Aangan, the Indian contemporary restaurant helmed by Michelin Star
Chef Rohit Ghai at Shangri-La Al Husn. Both novelists’ presence at the exclusive event will captivate
book enthusiasts and culinary aficionados. At the sit-down, plated dinner designed by Chef Rohit, a
six-course menu reflecting the chef’s prowess will be served. It will include his signature dishes like
aloo tokri chat, tandoori tikka, jheenga Afghani, lobster coriander served with black lentils, rice and
bread, chicken tikka masala, with delectable desserts, bhappa doi and berries kulfi.
Celebrated Authors in the House
Immersive Experiences Await
Adding to the allure are exceptional offerings at the resort, including a Frankincense Garden tour by
Oman’s only certified Frankincense sommelier, a traditional Omani welcome with a perfect backdrop
of Hajar Mountain and the Gulf of Oman.
With more than 14 permanent galleries, 43 digitally immersive experiences, over 5,500 artefacts, a
fully functional learning centre, cutting-edge conservation facilities, a UHD theatre, and kid-focused
discovery areas, Bait Al Zubair Museum is a must-visit in Muscat, Oman.
This cultural convergence promises a unique opportunity to immerse in the essence of Oman, a
country that proudly preserves its ancient heritage amid the winds of change.
About Shangri-La Muscat, Oman
Overlooking 500-metres of stunning coastline and nestled amongst the rugged mountains, Shangri-La
Barr Al Jissah, Muscat is spread across two distinct wings that are connected in their Arabian spirit of
hospitality: Al Waha – the Oasis – is a family-focused resort offering an array of recreational activities,
from the lazy river, a splash pad and a dedicated Adventure Zone. Inspired by the glorious
architecture and history of Old Muscat itself, neighbouring Al Bandar – The Town – offers an exciting
and bustling contrast to Al Waha. An extraordinary array of restaurants, bars and shopping outlets
provide endless opportunities to live life to the fullest with friends, family and loved ones. Several
secluded spa villas enable guests to enjoy a unique experience.
Overlooking the majestic turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat is a
relaxing, luxury clifftop retreat and Oman’s sole adults-only resort for guests aged 16 years and
above. The resort caters to discerning travellers, offering a tranquil atmosphere, a private 100-metre
beach cove, a clifftop infinity pool and a premium collection of restaurants. Meanwhile the Luban Spa
is the first and the only Luban Spa in the Sultanate of Oman, allowing guests access to the ultimate
Frankincense spa retreat with an unparalleled wellbeing experience.