Al Waha | Oman | If Only

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Al Waha is Oman's first dedicated family hotel and the largest of the two hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort. The name Al Waha means 'The Oasis', and has been designed such that the hotel's several swimming pools and lazy river form an oasis transporting guests between the Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels.


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 5 Star
  • 262 Rooms



Each spacious guest room boasts a private balcony or patio with stunning views of the Gulf of Oman or lush tropical gardens. Superior Sea View Rooms feature contemporary Arabian style with dazzling Gulf views, while Executive Sea View Rooms also offer a spacious seating area with expansive space and beautiful views.

Family Rooms are ideal for families or groups and comprise of two interconnecting, en-suite rooms.



Enjoy the culinary theatre and International flavours of Samba, or pick up a child-friendly meal at Surf Café. Guests may also use all the other bar and restaurant facilities throughout Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, including Capri Court which features contemporary Italian cuisine, as well as Tapas & Sablah for an outdoor dining experience.

Al Tanoor serves up an evocative Arabian atmosphere that creates an engaging dining experience at each of its many open culinary stations. Whilst at the beach, enjoy Bait Al Bahr, the ideal place for traditional Omani seafood against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset.



Oman boats more than 1,700km of coastline, rugged mountains, deep canyons and some of the most spectacular underwater scenery in the Middle East. View unspoilt reefs from above or below the water with the resort's diving partner or join a dolphin watching or snorkelling trip.

Back on dry land, a recreation programme offers an abundance of activities for both big and little kids.



Designed as a secluded spa, CHI, The Spa, allows guests to enjoy the privacy and luxury of one of the largest spa villas in Muscat and the most luxurious treatments, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area.



Families can spend time together at Adventure Zone, a family centre with slides, climbing walls and video games or Game Zone Centre, equipped with pool tables, dart boards and foosball tables. The Eco Centre also hosts a daily ‘turtle talk’ along with fun and engaging activities for children.


Getting There

Approximate flight times

Approximately 8 hours

Time difference

GMT + 4 hours


Approximately 45 minutes from Muscat International Airport


The best time to visit Muscat is between October and March, when temperatures are warm yet enjoyable. In the east and north the climate is more Mediterranean, but the surrounding desert helps summer temperatures soar to 40C. The south has a year round tropical climate and even a monsoon from July to September – keeping temperatures in the high 20Cs.



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