Overview

With Arabic style architecture surrounded by pools, this hotel gives the soothing impression of an oasis. It is set in 124 acres of landscaped gardens, on an idyllic private beach, surrounded by sea and mountains. In addition, shopping and cultural attractions are easily accessible.

This is a family friendly-hotel with great facilities for people travelling with children. For example, the family rooms have DVD players and PlayStations. There is also a children's swimming pool and kids' club. The 'Surf Cafe' is designed with teenage guests in mind. In addition to providing computers with internet access, it also serves a menu of healthy fast food.

Al Waha's restaurant, Samba, serves a menu of Latin cuisine. However, as a guest at one of the hotels in the Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, you may sample the facilities and dining at the Al Bandar and dining at the Al Husn, please note children must be over 12 and pre-made reservations are required for the Al Husn restaurants.

The spacious 262 rooms all enjoy a balcony or a terrace and have internet access. The en-suite bathrooms have a separate walk-in shower in addition to the bath.

As a beach side hotel, Al Waha offers a wide choice of both on land and water sports. Scuba diving and windsurfing are available at the nearby Dive Centre. There are also three outdoor swimming pools and four tennis courts.

For those looking for more relaxing activities visit Chi, The Spa, an exclusive Shangri-La service, which will indulge you with a range of calming treatments. There are also Turkish baths, steam rooms and Jacuzzi's to enjoy.

The exciting Splashpad water play area is great fun for both children and adults. It is open daily, from 9am to 7pm. It features more than 20 water activities in a fully shaded area, meaning that you can use it throughout the day and even during the hot summer months. This zero depth pool area, contains no standing water and features many different water movements.

Located on the shore, the hotel provides direct access to the beach and every room enjoys a garden or a sea view. The old city of Mutrah is within about 15 minutes of this hotel.

Accommodation details

Address:

Barr Al Jissah
Muscat
Oman
100

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 14:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00

Location:

6.2 mi / 9.9 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 262

SUPERIOR

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and rollaway  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Television

EXECUTIVE SEA VIEW

Sleeps 3, Bed Type:   

FAMILY INTERCONNECTING ROOM

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and rollaway  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Television

ONE BEDROOM SUITE

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and rollaway  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Television

SUPERIOR SEA VIEW

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and rollaway  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Television

General facilities

  • 3 Pool
  • Massage services
  • Pool Bar
  • Spa
  • Game room
  • Coffee shop
  • Exercise gym
  • 2 Children's pool
  • Internet services
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Off-Site parking
  • Tennis court
  • Hair dryer
  • Kids Club
  • On-Site parking
  • Playground
  • Free parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Sauna
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • 3 Restaurant
  • Shop

Other facilities

• Cool Zone is the resorts children’s club, based at Al Waha and offers a wide range of supervised activities for children of all ages. It provides an air-conditioned indoor as well as an outdoor play area that features an old Omani dhow. In addition to the hotels main swimming pool is a toddlers pool with a rubber-cushioned floor and a separate pool for older children in the shape of a water mushroom

• Adventure zone is an exciting family entertainment venue with a variety of different play areas for all ages. 

• GameZ is a games area for all the family with billiards, snooker, air hockey electronic darts and video games. 

• Lazy River - meander your way between Al Waha and Al Bandar sections of the hotel (or vice versa) on inflatable tubes (May close at short notice throughout the year due to essential maintenance)

• Complimentary internet access throughout the resort

• Complimentary daily shuttle to downtown Muscat and Muttrah souk.

Dining information

Hotels in Oman have restricted hours for the sale of alcohol. Bars are open Saturday to Thursday from midday to 3pm and 6pm to 1am, and Friday midday to 1am.

Located in the Al Waha area of the resort:

• Samba - serving international cuisine with additions from Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Chile as well as an Argentinean grill with indoor and outdoor seating.

• Surf Cafe - a casual dining venue serving healthy snacks and salads with it’s own internet stations

• Al Waha Lobby Lounge is an inviting spot with a wide selection of coffees, teas, cocktails and light snacks, as well as afternoon teas with panoramic pool, garden and sea views.

• Assira pool bar - offers a wide range of light snacks and healthy options in addition to ice cold beverages.

• Bai al Bahr – Traditional Omani seafood served overlooking the views of the Gulf of Oman.

Guests can also make use of the following outlets located in the Al Bandar and Al Husn areas of the resort (At Al Husn children accompanying their parents must be 16 years of ages and above):

• Al Tanoor - cuisines from the Gulf area plus offerings from Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish favourites along with hints from Asia and Europe to offer a complete dining experience. 

• Capri Court – Italian with a contemporary menu with a focus on flavour and freshness whilst enjoying the views of the gardens and beach and the large selection of wines.

• Tapas & Sablah – in the heart of the resort in a relaxing piazza setting, Tapas & Sablah offers Mediterranean and Asian tapas. 

• The Long Bar – a cozy setting for sport lovers

• Circles – Try a pizza from the wood-fired oven or treat yourself to one of the cocktails or invigorating healthy tonics.

• Piano Lounge – overlooking the sea and the resort , enjoy a pre-dinner drinks or late evening cocktail whilst taking in the view and listening to the live pianist.

•Sultanah – designed to resemble a ship, this restaurant offers international a la carte dining in a stylish and elegant environment.

• Shahrazad – offering Moroccan, Lebanese and Omani cuisine set in an elegant restaurant with live entertainment, perfect for couples.

• Guests booked on half board or full board will be required to take their lunch and / or dinner at Samba or al Tanoor buffet restaurants.

Additional information

We strongly recommend that transfers are booked in this destination. Transfers must be booked as additional items, for which separate vouchers will be required.

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