Al Waha Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

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Why we like it

  • The Al Waha sits nestled at the foot of a mountain range and is accessible via a specially engineered tunnel
  • 262 guestrooms with a minimum room size of 32 square metres, each with either a 5 square metre balcony or patio
  • Dining options include the culinary theatre and Latin flavours of Samba or child-friendly food at the Surf Café
  • CHI, The Spa, is the largest and most luxuriously appointed spa in the Sultanate of Oman
  • The resort offers an array of facilities for children, including a children's pool, Kids' Club and Adventure Zone
  • We recommend this resort for families as interconnecting rooms are guaranteed

A&K Top Tip

Meander your way between Al Waha, Al Bandar and back again on inflatable tubes along the Lazy River, inspired by the centuries-old falaj system that brought fresh water to remote Omani villages.

Guest Testimonial

Zahara Tours took care of us extremely well. Our guide, Haithem, was always utterly professional and we had complete faith in him. I really don’t think we could half seen half the things we did in the same time if we were arranging everything ourselves.

- JD, London



Al Waha is the largest of the three hotels at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat. The name Al Waha means The Oasis, and the hotel has been designed with this in mind - its swimming pools form an oasis surrounded by date palm trees.

The architecture of Al Waha is traditional Dhofari, from the southern region of Oman, whilst the rooms and suites are contemporary in style. Décor leans heavily on muted, natural colours accented by modern furnishings and furniture. Many are set within the hotel's gardens and offer wonderful views across the resort and the Gulf beyond.

The resort has three expansive, cooled swimming pools and a lazy river. The resort has access to two beaches - the main beach, one-kilometre expanse of golden sand, and, down a short path, Turtle Beach, a smaller, secluded beach at the edge of the mountains. Other facilities include a health club, tennis courts and a water sports centre.


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Best time to be there

Oman's climate differs from one area to another. It is hot and humid in the coastal areas in the summer between May and August, while it is hot and dry in the interior with the exception of the higher mountains, which enjoy a moderate climate round the year. The climate is best from September through to April.

Fly to

Muscat (British Airways - daily: Oman Air - daily)

flying time

7 hrs 50 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +4 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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