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Shangri-La`s Barr Al Jissah Resort, Al Waha

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Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

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Al Waha (The Oasis) is the most affordable and largest property in the complex which comprises of a total of three different hotels. It resides in 124 acres of verdant landscaped grounds in a beautifully unspoilt mountainous region bordering a fabulous sandy beach. This hotel, which is ideal for families, has been designed in such a way that the several swimming pools form an oasis surrounded by numerous towering palm trees. Spacious rooms are decorated with traditional Omani artworks and have balconies overlooking the sparkling bay of Al Jissah, lush gardens or pool complex.

Children will love the two great pools designed just for them and the splash pad aquatic play area. The 500m lazy river is a fun way to get around and allows you to easily visit different parts of the resort. Children can enjoy all manner of activities in the comprehensive Kids` Club which has an air conditioned indoor and outdoor play area and plenty to do from treasure hunts to Arabian arts and crafts. Older children will love the `Adventure Zone` which is located in the Souk adjacent to the ` Omani Heritage Village` (a cultural centre where little ones can get close to authentic Arabian horses and camels).

One of the best features of this resort is the countless restaurants and bars you can enjoy. Experienced diners will not be disappointed thanks to the vast choice with over 20 different restaurants to choose from including specialty seafood, a relaxed South American, trendy surf Café. There is always a waiter on hand to assist you.

The excellent spa village focuses on traditional Chinese philosophies and includes a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area. In addition to a host of facilities, including tennis courts, Al Mazaar Souk, an outdoor amphitheatre and water sports. The Dive Centre offers PADI dive instruction and certification, as well as scuba-diving, snorkelling, dolphin and whale-watching trips and a marina with berthing for up to eighty boats and yachts.

262 rooms & suites at Al Waha

Room Types

Superior Room
Superior Rooms offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, in a garden setting convenient to the pool area. Each room has views of the lush gardens and pool. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 32 sqm/344 sqf of luxury.

Superior Sea Facing
Superior Sea Facing Rooms offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, and feature inviting views towards the Bay of Al Jissah. Each room offers views of either the lush gardens and/or pool, while facing towards the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf andis furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 32 sqm/344 sqf of luxury

Superior Sea View
Superior Sea View Rooms offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, and feature inviting views of the Bay of Al Jissah. Each room has direct views of the beach and the turquoise waters of the gulf. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs and measures 5 sqm/54 sqf. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 32 sqm/344 sqf of luxury.

Executive Sea View
Ideal for families and groups travelling together, the stylishly designed Executive Sea View Rooms offer generous accommodation with sofa and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 45 sqm/ 484 sqf of luxury.

Interconnecting Family Room
With expansive space and beautiful views over the gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman, Family Rooms are ideal for families or people travelling together. The room comprises two interconnecting bedrooms, one with a king size bed the other with twin beds, each with its own en suite bathroom. The twin bedded room has special features including a DVD player and PlayStation, a selection of games and other items designed especially for our younger guests. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. Each room offers 64 sqm/688 sqf of luxury.

One Bedroom Suite
The Al Waha One Bedroom Suites offer expansive, contemporary luxury with seperate sitting room and dining area. Ideal for guests travelling as a group or those requiring extra space and amenities. Lush views over the garden and the Sea of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. Each suite offers 68 sqm / 732 sqf of luxury.

Speciality Suite
The Al Waha Specialty Suite offers the luxury of expansive space, with contemporary décor and state-of-the-art amenities, including flatscreen televisions and DVD entertainment. Lush views over the garden and the Sea of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 15 sqm/161 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. Each suite offers 102 sqm/1,098 sqf of luxury.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Babysitting
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tennis
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Pool Bar/Restaurant
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Water Sports
  • Children`s Club
  • Games room
  • Splashpad play area
  • Gift shop
  • Health Club
  • Boat Excursions
  • Marina
  • Pharmacy
  • Hair and Beauty Salon
  • Florist
  • Car rental

Child Care

Cool Zone Kids Club - Complimentary (daily 9am-6pm)
Iindoor and outdoor play areas supervised by trained staff, located in the Al Waha at the heart of the resort. Welcome for children up to the age of eight years old. Children under the age of four years old should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Adventure Zone - Complimentary - (daily 10am-10pm)
Situated in the Al Mazaar Souk adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village. An exciting family entertainment venue with a variety of play areas - Over Under Hurdles, Swing Over Net, a climbing wall, PS3, computer with Wi-Fi access and soft play areas. The highlights are the three drop slides providing fun for all, with the ultimate 6.5-metre Demon Drop slide. Open for children under 16 years. Children below the age of 4 are to be accommpanied by a parent or babysitter.

Lazy River (daily 10am-7pm)
Meander your way between Al Waha, Al Bandar and back again on inflatable tubes along the Lazy River.

Splashpad (daily 9am - 7pm)
Located on the headland at the Al Waha hotel, Splashpad is an aquatic play area for all the family with a combination of water effects from light mists to touch sensitive sprays and projection jets.

Children`s Pools (6am-7pm)
Located beside the Circles Pool Bar at Al Bandar hotel and next to Assira Pool Bar at Al Waha hotel.

Camel and Pony Rides (daily)
Enjoy a camel or pony ride from Bait Al Bahr (Al Bandar, Beach Bar) to Al Waha.

Mini Golf (daily 10am-10pm)
Beautifully landscaped miniature golf course with nine challenging holes. Located in Omani Heritage Village.

Activities for children
Activites for children change daily dependent on how many families are in the resort. Henna Painting, Sand City Compertition and Treasure Hunts are organised in addition to activities that teach and offer a chance to explore tradtional Arabian crafts.

Gamez (daily 12 noon - 10pm)
A family games at Al Mazaar souk room where all can play billiards, snooker, air hockey, electronic darts and video games.

Special offers

  • 20% Early Booking Discount
    Valid for stays between 07Apr18-05Jan19
    For reservations confirmed by 31Aug18
    Minimum Stay : 03 nights
  • Complimentary Half Board
    Valid for stays between 13May18-30Sep18
    For reservations confirmed by 31Aug18
    Minimum Stay : 05 nights
  • 30% Early Booking Discount
    Valid for stays between 06Jan19-30Sep20
    For reservations confirmed by 30Nov18
  • 30% Early Booking Discount
    Valid for stays between 01Oct19-30Apr20
    For reservations confirmed between 01Jan19 and 30Apr19
  • 20% Early Booking Discount
    Valid for stays between 01May19-30Sep19 and 01May20-30Sep20
    Must be booked at least 60 days prior to arrival.
  • Stay for 7 nights pay for 5
    Offer valid between 05May19 and 04Jun19 and 23Apr20 and 23May20.
    100OR Resort Credit redeemable per room
    This offer only valid on Bed and Breakfast basis.
    Please note this is Ramadan. Alcohol will not be available during lunch and limited dining options will be available.

Transfers

45 minutes transfer by car from Muscat International Airport.

Food & Drink

Samba, Al Waha
Exotic international cuisine with flavours of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. Dishes are prepared in open show kitchens, providing an opportunity to interact with the chefs

Surf, Al Waha
Fashionable and child friendly casual dining venue, serving healthy salads, snacks, burgers and sandwiches. A great spot to stay connected via it`s internet stations whilst sampling light meals.

Fairouz, Al Mazaar Souq
Named after a Legendary Lebanese singer, Fairouz, provides a lavish mix of hot and cold mezze, grills and authentic pastries. Its authentic cuisine coupled with an elegant interior promise an exceptional dining experience.

Asia, Al Mazaar Souq
A culinary exploration of east and southwest Asia. Prepared in four glass-enclosed show kitchens are distinctive cuisines from China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Guests are invited to view the chefs as they prepare dishes with traditional Asian techniques. Savour the flavours of sweet, bitter, sour, salty and spicy through a menu featuring popular dishes such as dim sum, sushi & sashimi, noodles, Thai curry, satay and spring rolls.

Zafran Cafe
Close to the middle of the shopping arcade and the children`s facilities, serving coffee, teas, pastries and light meals.

Bait Al Bahr, Beach Bar
Located right next to the beach the splendid Gulf of Oman forms the perfect backdrop to showcase the unique and distinct flavours of Omani cuisine. Experience Oman`s rich heritage and culture through their fresh seafood.

Bars and Lounges

Al Waha Lobby Lounge
A selection of teas, coffees, cocktails and light snacks.

Assira
Light and healthy salads, sandwiches, snacks and refreshing beverages served throughout the day.

  • Resort View
    Resort View
  • Resort View
    Resort View
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Lobby
    Lobby
  • Balcony View
    Balcony View
  • Family Room Twin
    Family Room Twin
  • Family King Room
    Family King Room
  • Superior Room
    Superior Room
  • Executive Room
    Executive Room
  • One Bedroom Suite
    One Bedroom Suite
  • Samba Restaurant
    Samba Restaurant
    
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