Al Waha, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting beaches.
The resort comprises three hotels: Al Waha (The Oasis), an ideal family vacation getaway, Al Bandar (The Town), in the heart of the resort, and Al Husn (The Castle), an exclusive six-star indulgence.
Location and Transfers
The resort is located about fifteen minutes from Muscat via complimentary guest shuttle, on the bay (barr) of Al Jissah.
Al Waha, Oman’s first dedicated leisure hotel, is the largest of three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat.
The name Al Waha means “The Oasis”, and has been designed in such a way that the hotel’s several swimming pools form an oasis incorporating many date palm trees.
Nestled at the foot of a mountain range, vehicular access has been made possible by a man-made tunnel.
The architecture of Al Waha is traditional Dhofari, from the southern region of Oman.
Comprising 262 guestrooms with a minimum room size of 32 square metres, each room provides guests with either a balcony or patio, which are sea view or sea-facing.
Superior Room – spacious comfort with a contemporary style, in a garden setting convenient to the pool area. Each room has views of the lush gardens and pool and offer a writing desk, bathroom with a separate bath and shower cubicle and a balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs
Superior Sea View Room – offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, and feature inviting views of the Bay of Al Jissah. Each room has direct views of the beach and the turquoise waters of the gulf and offer a writing desk, bathroom with a separate bath and shower cubicle and a balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs
Executive Sea View Room – with expansive space and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Oman, Executive Sea View Rooms are ideal for families or people travelling together. The expansive room features a sofa, a writing desk, bathroom with a separate bath and shower cubicle and a balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs
Family Room – with expansive space and beautiful views over the gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman, Family Rooms are ideal for families or people travelling together.
The room comprises of two interconnecting bedrooms, one with a king size bed the other with twin beds, each with its own en suite bathroom. The twin-bedded room has special features including a DVD player and Play Station, a selection of games and other items designed especially for younger guests. There are two balconies or patios, furnished with a table and two chairs
One Bedroom Suite – offer expansive, contemporary luxury, and are ideal for guests travelling as a group or who require extra space and amenities. Each suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman and offers a separate sitting room and dining area, and a balcony or patio, furnished with a table and two chairs
The Speciality Suite offers the luxury of expansive space, with a contemporary décor and state-of-the-art amenities, including flat screen televisions and DVD entertainment. The suite has views over the lush gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman and offers a separate sitting room and dining area and a spacious balcony, furnished with a table and two chairs
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers a wide choice of dining at each of the three hotels. At the Al Waha, enjoy the culinary theatre and Latin flavours of Samba, or pick up a child-friendly meal at the Surf Café.
Al Bandar is home to Capri Court, featuring contemporary Italian cuisine, as well as Tapas & Sablah, an outdoor dining experience complete with live entertainment. Al Tanoor features an evocative Arabian atmosphere that creates an engaging dining experience at each of the many open culinary stations.
Two culinary high points of Oman may be found at the Al Husn: Sultanah, a stylish restaurant with a luxury cruise theme, and Shahrazad, the only authentic Arabic restaurant in Muscat, which serves traditional Moroccan, Lebanese and Omani cuisines in a contemporary and refined setting.
Whilst at the beach, enjoy Bait Al Bahr, the ideal place to enjoy traditional Omani seafood against the backdrop of a magnificent sunset.
Lounges & Bars
From casual relaxation at a poolside or beach bar, to the engaging social atmosphere of the lounges, you’ll always find the right spot to refresh, relax and enjoy a day or night in Oman. Some highlights include BAB rooftop lounge with a spectacular sea-view and DJ beats as well as Piano Lounge with a pianist playing live classical music while you enjoy a cocktail
Facilities and Activities
600-metre Private Beach
500-metre lazy River
6,000 square-metres of Swimming Pools
4 Tennis Courts
Dive Centre offering PADI dive instruction and certification
Omani Heritage Village
Exclusively at Al Waha:-
Cool Zone Children’s Club
Children & Toddler’s Pools
Exclusively at Al Bandar:-
Exclusive Retail Outlets
Travel Agency & Tour Desk
Gift Shop and 11 Retail Outlets (Al Waha & Al Bandar)
1,000 seat outdoor Amphitheatre
Cool Zone Children’s Club – located in the Al Waha Hotel in the heart of the resort, welcomes children from the age of 4 years
Children’s Pool – located beside the Circles Pool at Al Bandar
Boat Excursions (sunset cruising, whale and dolphin watching)
Sailboats and windsurfing
Tour Options – desert safaris, wadi exploration, historic site