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Al waha at shangri la barr al jissah resort and spa swimming pool and lounge area 2400

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

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

The largest of the three hotels that comprise Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Al Waha is designed to appeal to families and has a distinctively Arabic style. Al Waha translates as 'The Oasis' and the hotel lives up to its name boasting a number of swimming pools, including a splash pad play area and main pool, as well as a kids club to help keep younger guests entertained. Al Waha is also linked by a lazy river to the pool at Al Bandar, the neighbouring hotel.

Guests can enjoy the wide choice of facilities across the entire resort (with a few exceptions) which include six pools, a lazy river, floodlit tennis courts and a dive centre. As well as an expansive spa, there's also an authentic Omani Heritage Village providing an insight into traditional village life with local arts and craft, while the Muttrah Souk and downtown Muscat are within a 15 minute taxi ride. At certain times of year, guests can join the turtle ranger program that protects and nurtures hatchlings and their nests.

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  • Family and inter-connecting room options
  • Set around an oasis-style swimming pool
  • Access to most facilities across the whole Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Superb kids club & separate childrens pool

At a glance

  • 262 rooms
  • All ages
  • All year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B to Full Board

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