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.

For Families

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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

This hotel is part of Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa complex. Minimum stay: 5 nights 27 Dec-04 Jan.

Accommodation information

262 rooms and suites


• 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 (Jan-Aug).


5 restaurants and bars at Al Waha and a total of 13 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 £51 • 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 £91 • All meals at Samba or Al Tanoor (at Al Bandar). Credit is available for guests wishing to dine at à la carte restaurants.

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