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Al Waha At Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

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Hotel
5 star
Middle East
Oman
Barr Al Jissah, PO Box 644, Muscat 100, Oman
+968 24 776666
3 nights

Featuring a treasure trove of facilities, this hotel has a fun and informal atmosphere — perfect for families.

Set on the edge of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Waha has been created with families in mind. The hotel surrounds an oasis-like swimming pool which features a children’s pool and splash pad, shaded by towering palms.

There are a selection of amenities and activities, including an indulgent spa, a dive centre and a range of restaurants and bars. Al Waha’s main restaurant, Samba, serves a variety of international dishes while the Surf Café is an ideal spot for a casual family lunch or dinner.

Classically designed rooms and suites include Superior Rooms. Setting Al Waha apart from the two other hotels are the Family Rooms, which consist of two interconnecting bedrooms. These rooms also feature a DVD player and a PlayStation.

Key information

Along the bay of Al Jissah, overlooking the Gulf of Oman

Airport transfer time:Approx. 45 minutes from Muscat airport
Rooms:262

Good to know

Part of Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa complex. Minimum stay: 4 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan.

Accommodation information

262 rooms and suites

Activities

• Enjoy a game of mini golf (Jul-Dec) • Learn about the resort’s efforts to protect endangered hawksbill and green turtles during a ‘turtle talk’ in the eco centre (Jul-Dec).

Dining

2 restaurants and bars at Al Waha and a total of 12 restaurants, bars, cafés and lounges throughout the resort

What’s included

Breakfast at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al Bandar).

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £47 • Buffet breakfast and dinner at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al Bandar). Credit is available for guests wishing to dine at à la carte restaurants

Full Board from £86 • All meals at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al Bandar). Credit is available for guests wishing to dine at à la carte restaurants.

Policies of Al Waha At Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Superior Room

Overlooking the gardens and pool • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony or terrace • 32m²

Superior Seaview

With views of the beach and the Bay of Al Jissah • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony or terrace • 32m²

Executive Seaview Room

With views of the Gulf of Oman. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • sofa • television • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony or terrace • 45m²

Family Room

Consisting of two interconnecting rooms, one with a kingsize bed and the other with twin beds. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • Playstation and DVD player in twin room • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony or terrace • 64m²

One Bedroom Suite

A spacious retreat with separate living room; decorated in a modern Arabian style and with garden and sea views. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • coffee and tea making facilities • minibar • television • DVD player • free Wi-Fi • telephone • balcony or terrace • 68m²

    Hotel Facilities

    Cool Zone Kids Club, children’s and toddlers’ pools, Splashpad aquatic play area, gift shop*. Shared resort facilities include: a private main beach, lazy river, 2 pools with pool bars, 4 tennis courts, health club, CHI, The Spa*, sauna, steamroom, Jacuzzi, Adventure Zone, GameZ entertainment centre, mini golf, dive centre*, watersports*, Al Mazaar Souk, marina, beauty salon*, beach volleyball, Wi-Fi.

    Restaurants & bars

    Although guests of Al Waha with children under 12 years are welcome to use the all but two of resort’s restaurants, the hotel’s own Surf Café is the perfect place to dine due to its simple menu which features healthy dishes as well as family favourites. The hotel’s main restaurant Samba, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves delicious South American, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. For details of the other restaurants and bars please see the Al Husn and Al Bandar hotels.

    Children's club

    The Cool Zone Kids’ Club, for children aged 4-8, is open from 9am to 6pm and features both indoor and outdoor play areas. Children under 4 are welcome too but will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Adventure Zone is located at Al Mazaar souk and features an extensive range of modular play areas including slides, climbing walls, ball pits and soft play areas. Two children’s pools are available – one at Al Waha next to the Assira Pool Bar, and one at Al Bandar by the Circles Pool Bar. Splashpad, which is located at Al Waha, is an aquatic play area where children can enjoy a variety of water effects.

    For Children

    There is a Cool Zone Kids’ Club and the fantastic Adventure Zone which has soft play areas, a climbing wall and some fun drop slides

    Beach

    On a long stretch of golden sandy beach on the bay of Barr Al Jissah overlooking the Gulf of Oman.

    Diving

    There are plenty of opportunities for novice and accomplished divers to discover life below the waves of the Sea of Oman. The onsite dive school Extra Divers offers a variety of experiences including sunrise and sunset dives and try dives as well as a number of PADI approved dive courses.

    There are a number of incredible dive sites nearby including 10 sites at the nearby island of Fahal and the wreck of the 84-metre vessel Al Munassir.

    Sustainable features

    The Turtle Care Project has been set up by Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa as part of Sanctuary, Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project. The aim is to help protect the region’s endangered hawksbill and green turtles as well as educate the guests and local communities about these wonderful creatures.

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