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

Oman, Muscat

A dedicated family hotel, the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Waha is the largest of the three hotels within the resort, offering endless fun for children and parents alike. An array of swimming pools with palm trees dotted around gives an appearance of an oasis, staying true to its Arabic name, 'Al Waha' meaning 'The Oasis'. From the moment you arrive through the mountains via a man-made tunnel, you can truly start your exciting adventure. Float along the Lazy River on an inflatable tube, enjoy the exhilarating 6.5m Demon Drop Slide in the Adventure Zone or discover a new talent on camel and pony rides. Supervised kids club and babysitting services are on hand, giving parents some well-deserved time to enjoy lazing around the pool with a good book, relaxing at CHI, The Spa or sampling traditional Arabic cuisine with a romantic dinner for two.

 

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.

The hotel has 262 rooms.

Facilities

Bars and Restaurants

Al Tanoor

Opening times:

06:30 - 11:00

12:00 - 15:00

18:30 - 23:00

Dress code:

Smart casual

Location:

Al Bandar

A vibrant restaurant, serving traditional Arabian cuisine, as well as dishes from the Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish regions.

Bait Al Bahr

Opening times:

19:00 - 23:30 (Mon - Wed & Sat - Sun)

18:00 - 23:30 (Thu & Fri)

Dress code:

Resort casual

Location:

Beachfront, between Al Waha and Al Bandar

Relaxed beachfront restaurant, serving fresh seafood Omani cuisine.

Capri Court


Opening times:

19:00 - 23:30 (Mon - Wed & Sat - Sun)

18:00 - 23:30 (Thu & Fri)

Dress code:

Resort casual

Location:

Al Bandar

Contemporary Italian cuisine served indoors or on the outside terrace, overlooking the gardens towards the sea.

Samba


Opening times:

06:30 - 11:00

12:00 - 15:00

18:30 - 23:30

Dress code:

Resort casual

Location:

Al Waha

International dishes prepared in open show kitchens, including flavours from Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean.

Surf Café


Opening times:

11:00 - 22:00

Dress code:

Casual

Location:

Al Waha

Casual venue, serving light meals including salads, sandwiches and burgers.

Tapas & Sablah


Opening times:

18:00 - 01:00

Dress code:

Casual

Location: 

Al Bandar

Enjoy Mediterranean and Asian tapas as well as Middle Eastern mezze late into the night.

Zafran Café


Opening times:

11:00 - 20:00

Dress code:

Casual

Location:

Al Mazzar Souk

Located in the shopping arcade, close to the children's facilities, Zafran Café serves teas and coffees as well as light meals and pastries.

Lobby Lounges

Opening times:

08:00 - 00:30

Dress code:

Smart casual

 

Al Waha Lobby Lounge

Enjoy wide selection of teas, coffees cocktails, lights snacks and afternoon tea with views over the pool, garden and sea.

Al Bandar Lobby Lounge

A lively meeting place offering a selection of teas, cocktails and refreshing drinks.

Pool Bars

Assira (Al Waha Hotel)

Enjoy a wide selection of healthy snacks, light meals and refreshing drinks throughout the day.

 

Circles (Al Bandar Hotel)

A casual pool bar, serving wood-fired oven pizza, pasta and healthy snacks as well as drinks and cocktails.

Piano Lounge


Opening times:

18:00 - 02:00

Dress code:

Smart casual

Location:

Al Bandar

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks or late evening cocktails on a terrace with beautiful sea views.

The Long Bar


Opening times:

18:00 - 02:00

Dress code:

Smart casual

Location:

Al Bandar

A trendy cocktail bar located in the heart of the resort.

B.A.B. Lounge


Opening times:

17:00 - 01:00 (Mon - Wed & Sat - Sun)

17:00 - 02:00 (Thu & Fri)

Dress code:

Resort casual

Location:

Between Al Waha and Al Bandar

A rooftop terrace bar serving a wide selection of wines, cocktails and champagne as well as sharing platters and light snacks.

Beach and Pools

There is over 6000m² of swimming pools and 600m of private beach across the resort well as a 500m long lazy river between Al Bandar and Al Waha hotels.

For Families

Adventure Zone


Opening times:

11:00 - 20:00 (Tue - Sat)

Dress code:

Socks must be worn on play equipment.

Long-sleeved shirts must be worn on drop slides.

 

An exciting family centre with climbing walls, drop slides, soft play areas and computer games.

Cool Zone Kids Club


Opening times:

09:00 - 22:00

 

Cool Zone Kids Club is open for children under 8 years (children under 4 must be accompanied by a parent) and offers supervised indoor and outdoor play areas.

Spa and Wellness

CHI, The Spa

Opening times:

10:00 - 22:00

CHI, The Spa features 12 individual treatment villas as well as a hydro pool, steam room, tundra and tropical shower, an ice fountain and a relaxation area.

Activities and Entertainment

Watersports

A variety of watersports, including paddle boarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, doughnut rides, banana boating and kayaking.

Fitness Centre

Camel and Pony Rides

Dolphin Watching Trips

Mini Golf

Snorkelling Boat Trips

Tennis Courts

About the location
Muscat is an ivory-white port city that rambles between the sandy Gulf of Oman and Al Hajar Mountains.

Understated luxury is the theme here. Strict building laws safeguard Arab architecture, so even modern buildings come with filigree window shutters, carved balconies and mosaicked doorways. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the star, though – its towering dome and quintet of minarets strike out above the city skyline.

Meanwhile, Old Muscat – the city’s historic heart – slides east of the city centre, guarded by a pair of waterside forts. At the opposite end of town, high-end hotels boast spots beside bronzed beaches, while sprawling villas and family-friendly cafés decorate nearby expat neighbourhoods.

Muscat is also a dab hand at delivering the unexpected. For starters, you won’t see vineyards (despite the name, Muscat grapes – and the wine – likely don’t originate here). But you will see surprises like the Italian-Arabic Royal Opera House Muscat, which comes with a cluster of French bistros and steakhouses.
Transfer time
45 minutes from Muscat airport.
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No need to go out
Didier G, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tripadvisor review Dec 14 2017
What a pleasant hotel, I rarely go to a new city and decide not to go out of the hotel but this time the hotel was so pleasant that we decided not to go out! The SPA is superb and they have an...
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stephiepepsi, dubai
Tripadvisor review Dec 09 2017
This is a family resort. It's lovely by the sea. No time to get bored especially if you like relaxing by the beach or pool. They had mini golf and games for entertainment. Pleasant walks and great...
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