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The idyllic luxury resort of the world-famous “Shangri-La” hotel group stretches alongside a 500-meter-long private beach, surrounded by inviting lush gardens. Downtown Muscat, the Sultanate’s capital, is at about a 20-minute drive and the Muscat airport at a 40-minute drive – about 45 kms from the hotel. The exclusive resort comprises three different hotels boasting a total of 680 rooms as well as an Omani cultural center which regularly organizes activities and exhibitions. With its 1,000 seats, the amphitheatre is perfect for open air incentive meetings and seminars. The architecture and interior design of the resort beautifully exude the traditional Arabian style.


All 302 rooms and suites at the Al Waha are comfortably furnished and have a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, mini bar, high speed Internet access, satellite TV, iron and ironing board, electronic safe, bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.
- Superior (32 sqm)
Accommodates 2 Adults

- Superior Sea View (32 sqm) With a guaranteed sea view.
Accommodates 2 Adults

- Executive Sea View (50 m²) Spacious and with a guaranteed sea iew.
Accommodates 2 adults & 1 child under 11 years

- Family Room (64 m²) As superior, 2 rooms with connecting doors.
Accommodates 2 adults & 2 children under 11 year


Within the Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, 19 restaurants and bars offer a culinary trip around the world. Hotel guests can enjoy dishes from South America, Italy, Spain, Morocco and of course, Oman. The selection ranges from casual family restaurant over fast food to elegant dinners. On the beach is an excellent seafood restaurant . Of course, every guest can visit the restaurants and bars throughout the resort. Also, guests will find family-friendly restaurants. Restaurants in Al Waha are: The "Samba" , open all day and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. In Surf Cafe, guests can have lunch or dinner. The "Beit Al Bahr ', the excellent seafood restaurant at the resort, is open only for dinner 19:00 to 23:30. Guests can order drinks at the resort’s "Assira Pool Bar or the" Al Waha Lobby Lounge.
-Bait al Bahar : fish and seafood specialties ; à la carte menu
-Samba : South-American restaurant ; Tequila bar
-Surf Café : fast-food restaurant
-Assira : salads, sandwiches and snacks
-Al Waha Lounge : afternoon tea, cocktails and snacks
-Al Tanoor : Arabian, Mediterranean, Persian and Turkish specialties ; open cooking stations.
-Capri Court : Italian restaurant
-Tapas & Sablah : Mediterranean & Asian tapas
-Mokka Café : coffee & library
-Piano Lounge : canapés, cocktails & snacks ; piano live music
-Circles : pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven ; light dishes and drinks
-The Long Bar & Xyro : drinks (The Long Bar) ; nightclub with live entertainment
-Al Bandar Lounge : afternoon tea, cocktails and snacks

Samba RestaurantShisha & ViewPool RiverHotel View at Night
Turtles BeachOne Bedroom SuiteLobby ViewGarden & FountainPrivate MarinaKids ClubChi Spa Treatment RoomPool at DuskKayaks & Cliffs

Sports and Wellness

All the sports and recreational activities of the resort are also at Al Waha guests’ disposal : fitness center, aquaerobics, beach volleyball, diving club, windsurfing, boat rentals, four tennis courts, three swimming pools – two of them are linked to each other by a 250-meter-long “lazy river” – and direct access to the beach. The Shangri-La exclusive Chi-Spa is provided with twelve treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam bath and a jacuzzi. Here, an efficiently trained team will take care of guests in search of a moment of complete relaxation, from head to toe.


24-hour room service, business center, complimentary transfers to Muscat shopping and business districts, hair and beauty salon, car rental office and three souvenir shops are at guests’ disposal. With its indoor and outdoor playgrounds, the Turtles Kids Club welcomes and entertains children. The Kids-Teens Club is perfect for teenagers.

Our Opinion:

Al Waha is a new jewel in Oman, and especially suitable for families with children. The professionally managed kids club awaits families with a small children's pool and play areas. With its perfect beach location, extensive sports and leisure facilities and excellent cuisine, the Barr Al Jissah Resort Hotel is a fantastic holiday destination, offering variety for all ages.