Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Aerial View of Resort and Pool
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Aerial View of Resort and Pool
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Omani Heritage Village and Lobby Lounge
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Omani Heritage Village and Lobby Lounge
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Pool and Beach
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Pool and Beach
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Executive Sea View Room, Family Room and Superior Sea View Room
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Executive Sea View Room, Family Room and Superior Sea View Room
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Suite
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Suite
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Samba Restaurant and Surf Cafe
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha, Samba Restaurant and Surf Cafe

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha

5 nights from €1,399 per person Including Flights


Nestled in the extravagant Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa lies Al Waha, one of three hotels located along the resort’s 124 acres of golden beach and jagged mountains. With its incredible cluster of swimming pools and palm trees adorning the haven of Barr Al Jissah, it’s not surprising the name of this fantastic hotel translates to ‘The Oasis’.

Al Waha is Oman’s first ever dedicated family hotel, so adventurous families will be sure to love the abundance of activities that make this hotel the perfect spot for a fun yet lavish holiday. There are plenty of exhilarating kid’s zones to keep the little ones occupied, including the Adventure Zone with its climbing wall and slides and the aquatic play area Splashpad. Afterwards, they’ll delight in tucking in to a variety of children’s meals – those less than 12 years old even eat for free.

Whilst the younger travellers are having fun, you will love the adult’s only oasis of CHI, The Spa. Sit back and relax in the vitality hydro pool or the tropical showers as you revitalise your body and soul with holistic treatments, including indulgent Vitality Massages and a CHI Hot Stone massage.

Complimentary WiFi can be found throughout the whole of the resort, whether you’re basking in the sun on the secluded beach, meandering along the Lazy River, or relishing delicious international cuisine across a wide range of innovative restaurants.

The resort is also home to the family friendly Al Bandar hotel, and the luxurious and exclusive Al Husn hotel.

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  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • In resort assistance
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This striking hotel is part of the luxurious Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, located within 124 acres of stunning scenery that sits along the beautiful bay of Barr Al Jissah in Oman. With miles of golden sand, a rugged, mountainous backdrop, glistening blue waters and towering date palms, the location of this resort is a truly magnificent sight.

Al Waha is only a half an hour drive to the bustling capital of Muscat, full of wonderful Arabian architecture surrounded by fiery desert mountains, and home to great landmarks including a soaring cliff top that looms over the sparkling Muscat Harbour. Drive 20 minutes from the hotel and you’ll find the vibrant markets of Mutrah Souk, which delve you in to a colourful world of stalls piled high with jewellery and handicrafts.

  • The resort is approximately  a 40 minute drive from Muscat International Airport

There are 262 guest rooms, all featuring:

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 5sqm furnished balcony or patio
  • Bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle
  • Satellite TV
  • Full-size writing desk
  • Electronic safe
  • Shangri-La toiletries
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea making facilities

Choose from:

  • Superior – Located in the lush gardens, this comfortable 32sqm room features the standard amenities and easy access to the pool area. Sleeps a maximum of three adults, or two adults and one child.
  • Superior Sea View – With the same amenities and contemporary décor of the Superior Rooms, these 32sqm have breath-taking views of the crystal-clear Sea of Oman. Sleeps a maximum of three adults, or two adults and one child.   
  • Executive Sea View – Great for families or groups, these 45sqm rooms have a beautiful direct view of glistening ocean. Sleeps a maximum of three adults, or two adults and two children.
  • Family – Two interconnecting ensuite bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two twin beds. The twin room features a DVD player, a play station and a selection of games for younger guests. A 64sqm room with views of the gardens and pools. Sleeps a maximum of four adults, or two adults and three children. These rooms can also sleep up to two adults and four children under five years old.
  • One Bedroom Suite – Luxurious 68sqm suites with gorgeous views of the garden and the emerald Sea of Oman, featuring a separate bedroom to the sitting and dining area, plus a DVD entertainment centre and flat screen TV. Sleeps a maximum of three adults, or two adults and two children.
  • Speciality Suite – Spacious, state-of-the-art suites with the same amenities as the One Bedroom Suite, with a larger sitting and dining area and an expansive space of 102sqm. Sleeps a maximum of three adults, or two adults and two children.      

Guests of the Al Waha hotel have access to many of the resort’s innovative restaurants.

As Al Waha is a Bed and Breakfast, all lunches and dinners come with an additional charge.

  • Samba – Tuck in to an abundance of international cuisines whilst watching chefs in the open show kitchens. Located at the Al Waha hotel, and open for breakfast at 6.30am till 11am, for lunch at 12.30pm till 3pm, and for dinner at 6.30pm till 11pm. Resort casual dress code.
  • Surf Café – Perfect for the kids and the adults, with laidback dining options and internet stations. Located at Al Waha, and open 11am till 10pm. Casual dress code.
  • Capri Court – Taste the delights of Italy in the stylish outdoor seating area that looks out to sea. Located at the Al Bandar hotel and open 7pm till 11.30pm. Resort casual dress code. 
  • Tapas & Sablah – Dine on fresh Mediterranean and Asian tapas or Middle Eastern mezze on the outdoor decking. Located at Al Bandar and open 6pm till 1am. Casual dress code.     
  • Al Tanoor – Enjoy the authentic flavours of Arabia whilst relaxing in the Arabian tents surrounded by traditional pottery. Also feature nightly buffets that change daily. Located at Al Bandar and open 6.30am till 11am, 12pm till 3pm and 6.30pm till 11pm. Smart casual dress code.
  • Fairouz – Choose from a variety of Labenese dining options, including hot and cold mezze’s and pastries. Located at The Heritage Village and open Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm till 1am. Smart casual dress code.        
  • Asia – Watch as chefs prepare traditional Asian food in four glass-enclosed show kitchens. Located at The Heritage Village and open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm till 11pm. Resort casual dress code.   
  • Zafran Café – Enjoy light meals and hot drinks with indoor and outdoor seating near the children’s facilities. Located at The Heritage Village and open 11am-7pm. Casual dress code.   
  • Bait Al Bahr – Relax right by the beach whilst tucking in to Omani cuisine. Located in between Al Waha and Al Bandar, open 7pm till 11.30pm. Resort casual dress code. 
  • Assira – Take a break from swimming at this casual pool bar at the Al Waha hotel.  Open from 10am to 9pm with a casual dress code. 
  • Circles – Another laidback pool bar at Al Bandar, offering healthy drinks and wood oven pizzas. Open from 10am till 7pm with a casual dress code.    
  • Al Waha Lobby Lounge – Take in lovely pool, garden and sea views as you sip on hot drinks and cocktails and tuck in to afternoon teas and light snacks. Open 8am till 12.30am with a smart casual dress code      
  • Piano Lounge – Perfect for pre-dinner or late evening cocktails. Quite a grown up bar so might not be best for young children. Located at Al Bandar and open 6pm till 2am. Smart casual dress code.
  • The Long Bar – A trendy bar serving delicious signature cocktails. Again, quite a grown up bar so might not be perfect for young children. Open 6pm till 2am with a smart casual dress code.    
  • B.A.B Lounge – A relaxing area for cocktails and canapés, open Saturday to Wednesday from 5pm till 1am, and on Thursday and Friday from 5pm till 2am, and there is a happy hour from 5pm and 7.30pm, with a 25% discount of drinks. Guests must be over 21 after 9pm. Resort casual dress code.       

  • The resort has its own 1km stretch of private beach, which offers bathrooms, showers, beach loungers, umbrellas and towels for resort guests only. 
  • Guests at Al Waha have access to two swimming pools, one next to Al Waha hotel, and the other next to Al Bandar. These lovely pools are connecting by the slow rapid of Lazy River, and are open 6am till 8pm.     
  • The resort is also close to Turtle Beach, a small, secluded beach at the edge of the mountains.
  • Al Mazaar Souk – an Arab marketplace with retail stalls and a coffee shop
  • Omani Heritage Village – Discover Sultanate of Oman’s traditional arts and crafts and watch talented artisans work at the popular tourist attraction.
  • Mini golf – A great nine hole course located at the Health Club. Pick up your complimentary golf putter and balls from the reception. Open 9am to 9pm.
  • Water sports - Including great water excursions such as kayaking, diving lessons, snorkelling, and a banana ride. Non-motorized water sports are free to guests, motorised water sports will come at an additional charge.
  • Marina – Shangri-Las’s private marina is located next to the resort, offering dolphin watching trips, diving lessons and sunset cruises.
  • Fitness Centre – Facilities include a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi and features fully-equipped cardiovascular and resistance machines. Open 6am-10pm.
  • Exercise activities – For guests over 16 years old, including yoga, ab workouts, spinning classes and more.

Cool Zone

Children will love these indoor and outdoor play areas, with activities such as Henna Painting and Loom Band Making, plus a movie shown at midday every day. Available for guests up to eight years old. The areas are supervised, though those under the age of four must be accompanied by an adult.

Opening Times
9am - 10pm

Adventure Zone

A fantastic family entertainment venue located at the Al Mazaar Souk in the resort. Have some family fun with drop slides, climbing walls and soft play areas. Children under four will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Opening Times
10am - 7pm

Family Facilities

  • Children’s pools – There are two shallow children’s pools located in the resort, one next to the Assira Pool Bar, and then other by the Circles Pool Bar. Open 6am to 8pm.
  • Lazy River – Lazily wind your way along a slow rapid from the Al Waha pool to the Al Bandar pool and back again on inflatable tubes. Open 9am till 6pm.
  • Splashpad – An entertaining aquatic play area for the whole family to enjoy, with a number of water features including light mists and projection jets. Open 9am till 6pm.
  • GameZ – Located at the Al Mazaar Souk, this fun venue is full of family favourites, including snooker, air hockey and video games. Open 10am till 7pm.
  • Camel and Pony rides – Enjoy a leisurely camel or pony ride from Bait Al Bahr to Al Bandar. Available from 3.30pm till 5.30pm from October to March, and from 4.30pm till 6.30pm from April to September. There is a small additional charge for this excursion.
  • Adult only areas –CHI, The Spa is for adults only, whilst Shahrazad and Sultanah cater for over 12 year olds only, and the B.A.B Lounge is only available to those over 21 years old after 9pm.


  • Up to a maximum of two children under the age of 12 can enjoy complimentary meals from the buffet at the all-day-dining restaurant and meals featured on the placemat menu at the Assira and Circles Pool Bars when accompanied by a paying adult. Extra children under the age of 12 are given a 50% discount.

  • CHI, The Spa is the resort’s luxurious spa, for adults only. The stunning spa has plenty of modern facilities, including a vitality hydro pool, a steam room, tropical showers and an ice fountain, plus a great menu of body massages, hydrotherapy and meditation. Spa treatments include Vitality Massages to energise the spirit, and CHI Balance to relax and revitalise the mind and body.

Please be advsed that availability of food and beverage outlets may vary according to hotel occupancy levels, including access to those located in other sections of the Shangri-La Barr al Jissah complex

Ramadan and Eid Al Adha

The holy month of Ramadan will be celebrated in Oman every year according to the lunar cycle, and dates vary. During Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink and other physical needs during daylight hours. As a result, there are many restrictions in place during this time. Hotel restaurants and local city restaurants are closed until Iftar (the fast-breaking evening meal after sunset), though some hotels let one restaurant open for buffet breakfast and lunch. Alcohol is restricted in public, but can be delivered to the room. Non-Muslims are not expected to fast but be aware that in Oman you cannot eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in public.

Eid Al Fitr, otherwise known as the Festival of Sweets, is an annual Muslim holiday that celebrates the ‘breaking of the fast’, and dates vary. Eid Al Adha is the second major holiday celebrated annually in the UAE, and dates vary. During these festivities, the UAE can be very busy, however, there are no restrictions during these times.

Find out Ramadan and El Ad Adha dates on our Oman overview page.

Please ensure you are aware of these restrictions, and that they are subject to change.


Board Upgrades:

Please note that when booking a Special offer Board Upgrade there may be limitations to the dining options included in that particular offer. Please check with our Sales Consultants at time of booking.


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