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


A part of the opulent Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Waha is a sensational family-friendly hotel, nestled amongst the resort’s 124 acres of warm, golden beaches and rugged mountains. With its name translating as ‘The Oasis’, it’ll come as no surprise that this hotel is beautifully adorned with swaying palms and tropical flora.

As Oman’s first family dedicated hotel, we’d certainly recommend Al Waha for the ultimate family-friendly bush to beach holiday. With kid’s zones to keep the little ones occupied – including the Adventure Zone and its climbing walls and slides, and the aquatic playground Splashpad – younger guests are always kept entertained and excited. Fancy something a bit calmer? The Lazy River is perfect for a quiet family afternoon leisurely floating through the hotel grounds. Whilst the kids splash in the pool, parents will love unwinding in the wonderful CHI, The Spa and its lovely hydro pool.

There is a range of fantastic suites to choose from at Al Waha. From the Superior rooms with lush garden views and easy access to the pool, to the Speciality Suites with a sitting and dining area and ocean views, whichever you choose you’ll enjoy the utmost luxury. The Family suites are the best for large groups or families, featuring two ensuite bedrooms, a DVD player and Play Station, and views of the sparkling pools.

Guests of Al Waha have access to a plethora of the resort’s innovative and sumptuous restaurants, apart from the adult-only Shahrazad, Sultanah, and the B.A.B Lounge. Samba’s open show kitchens add an extra pizzazz to an evening, whilst Al Tanoor will really transport you to Arabia’s flavoursome foodie scene. Surf Café is a hit with families, whilst Capri Court is a gorgeous Italian with trendy outdoor seating areas. 

The hotel is part of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, which is also home to Al Bandar and Al Husn.

What's Included

  • Rooms and suites have a king size bed, or two twins, or both
  • Al Mazaar Souk
  • Omani Heritage Village
  • Mini golf
  • Non-motorised water sports

Open all year round, children of all ages welcome.

Price Information

This accommodation can be booked on its own or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £195/€225/$255.

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